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Congratulations to GSC Alumni Rita Hartman on her Florence Nightingale Award

Our GSC Alumni Rita Hartman ’75 recently received the Florence Nightingale Award for Nursing Excellence, which recognizes exceptional nurses in the Greater Cincinnati area who provide outstanding care to their patients. See for yourself why Rita was named for her compassionate care!

Rosemary Stoeser 100th Birthday

Happy Birthday to our alumna Rosemary Stoeser ‘39 who recently celebrated her 100th Birthday! Rose still resides in the Cincinnati area. Many more birthdays to you Rosemary!

Image of Rosemary Stoeser in GSC nursing uniformRosemary at her birthday party
Dr. Roa Receiving the Pillar Award

Dr. Roa, Dean of Nursing Academics Receives Pillar Award

Congratulations to Dean of Nursing Academics Dr. Michelle Roa! Winner of TriHealth’s Quality/Safety Pillar Award Michelle was presented with the award at TriHealth’s Feb. 7th Leadership Development Institute. She was nominated by President Hauschildt for:

Outstanding Pillar Performance

  • NCLEX (state nursing exam) first time pass rate increased from 67% in Jan 2016 to 89% in Jan 2018
  • Student retention has increased from 80% in Jan 2016 to 97% in Jan 2018
  • Graduate job placement increased from 79% in Jan 2016 to 86% in Jan 2018
  • Graduate job placement at TriHealth increased from 32% in Jan 2016 to 50% in Jan 2018

Leadership Practices to Achieve Results

  • Innovative, creative, and solutions-oriented
  • Kind, compassionate, empathetic and humble leader
  • Always smiling and encouraging Always Behaviors
  • Maintains effective relationships while supporting and inspiring change
Pictured From Left to Right: Reverend Frank Nation, Whoot the Owl, Dean Bitter, Beth Moores, Jackie Evans, Meg McCann, Jim Hauschildt

GSC holds College Kick-Off for $6.4 Million Renovation

Recently, Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science held its “Wall Breaking” Ceremony to celebrate the beginning of its major $6.4 million Renovation Project through Turner Construction. The two-year project will result in renovations to almost all areas of the GSC campus.

  • The Eighth Floor will remain as the entrance to the College with the entire floor dedicated to Student Learning - Classrooms, Skills Labs and the Simulation Center and the One-Stop (Admissions, Financial Aid, Bursar).
  • The ninth floor will continue to house the Student Success Center along with more classrooms and Accommodation rooms.
  • The Tenth Floor will be dedicated to Administration, Faculty and Staff offices.
  • The heating and air-conditioning system will be upgraded across the Campus, along with a modernization of Student Lounges.

As Meg MCCann, Chair of the College’s Board of Trustees said,

“For many years, our College has been focusing on and continually improving our students’ healthcare education. Now, we’re being given the opportunity to focus on improving the Campus where our students receive that excellent education.”

Planning for the project began shortly after President Hauschildt’s 2016 arrival at the college.

“I realized that our outstanding education needed to be supported by contemporary surroundings and cutting edge technology, “ said President Hauschildt. “this renovation is part of our Strategic Plan to help GSC become a destination site for students interested in a healthcare career in the Tri-State area.”

Officials attending the Kick-Off were:

  • Dean Bitter, Turner Construction
  • Reverend Frank Nation, TriHealth’s VP of Mission and Culture
  • Meg McCann, President of the GSC Board of Trustees
  • Jim Hauschildt, President of GSC
  • Beth Moores, GSC’s Dean of Campus Operations and Renovation Project Lead
  • Jacqueline Evans, TriHealth Library Services
  • Whoot, GSC’s mascot

New Medical Assistant Certificate Program Being Offered at GSC

The new Medical Assistant Certificate program begins Fall, 2018. The program is a 12-18 month course of study designed to prepare competent entry level medical assistants in cognitive, (knowledge), psychomotor, (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains. The United States Bureau of labor statistics predicts strong growth for medical assistants nationally through 2024. Previously, medical assistants required a high school diploma and were trained on the job. Recent changes in healthcare law are increasing the demand for credentialed Medical Assistants that work closely with doctors and nurse practitioners in primary care facilities. The MA program also is designed to give options to students who want to grow beyond the initial MA certificate as the curriculum of study overlaps into the Associate of Science in Health Science (ASHS) and Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AASN) programs.

The Medical Assistant Certificate consists of 35 credit hours. The first 32 credit hours will be delivered by lecture, laboratory, online hybrid, and simulation methodologies. The remaining 3 credits will be earned by completion of 160-hour unpaid externship. Upon completion of the program, the student is prepared to seek certification through nationally recognized agencies. The College recommends that students pursue the Register Medical Assistant examination (RMA) offered through the American Medical Technologist certification agency. For more information on the program contact Admissions: 513-862-2743 or

GSC Alumni Association Announcements

As Fall is quickly coming upon us, we have announcements to share about the GSC Alumni Association.

The Alumni Board has been renamed the Alumni Advisory Board. It consists of several Alumni, members of the Good Samaritan Foundation and a few College stakeholders. The Board’s goal is to engage all Alumni in meaningful and dynamic ways with other Alumni, Students and the College. We also have added an Executive Committee which meets regularly to manage the implementation of key Alumni initiatives.

This year, we have chosen several initiatives to help us meet our goal of increasing Alumni engagement.

The initiatives are:

  • Alumni Involvement in assisting student learning through the Student Success Center
  • Alumni to Student Career Speed Networking event
  • Alumni Sponsorship of Student Clinical White Coats
  • Young at Heart event (Nov. 16)
  • Homecoming (April 20, 21) now a Triple Event Weekend
  • Common Read with the Author Event
  • Expanded Cheer Up and Cheer On Committee

We’re asking alumni to help by serving on one of the Ad Hoc committees that will help plan these events. Much of the work can be done through email and phone calls, so the time commitments are limited, but your help will be essential to taking each event from an idea to a reality. Please volunteer for one of the ad-hoc committees by emailing me at These initiatives need your help for them to be a success!

Here is a detailed explanation of the changes and the committees. (PDF)

I look forward to working with as many of you as possible to help make this an exciting and successful year for our Alumni!

Kim Lorenz Navaro ‘77

President Hauschildt Recognized by TriHealth Leadership for his Commitment to the College

Our congratulations to President Hauschildt! Recently, at the TriHealth Leadership Development Institute, he was honored with the prestigious Florence Nightingale Ax Award which recognizes team members who “chop down doors” to SERVE the TriHealth mission. In front of a crowd of 800+ TriHealth leaders, President and CEO Mark Clement recognized Jim for his work and leadership of our college over the last 18 months.

President Hauschildt was recognized for:

Remarkable leadership – Making a Difference One Student at a Time!

  • Led a redesign of the College to create a “student centric” organization in order to prepare for current and future challenges in higher education
  • Dramatic improvements in key areas of recruitment, retention and first-time NLCEX success:
      Jan 2016 May 2016 2017 YTD Increase
    GSC Student Recruitment (# of Applications) 250 260 1000+ 285%
    GSH Student Retention 80% 82% 97% 18%
    NCLEX first time pass 67% 79% 89% 13%
  • Developing a Medical Assistant Certificate Program to encourage career advancement for TH team members and to build talent pool of MAs.
  • Leads in a positive fashion in the face of disruptive change and is always supportive and approachable.
  • This humble leader is relentless in a nonabrasive manner in the pursuit of higher performance and student outcomes for the college.

President Hauschildt was one of two Ax Award recipients. He was nominated by Senior VP & Regional Executive Rob Cercek.

Thank You, President Hauschildt for your hard work at our college leading us in our commitment to offer an excellent education to those looking for the opportunity to have remarkable healthcare careers!


  • TriHealth will cover up to $10,000 of BSN tuition for students using the TriHealth Employer Reimbursement Program. All tuition charges above $10,000 will be waived by GSC.
  • GSC will waive all program fees.
  • TriHealth RNs self-paying, the BSN tuition will be charged up to $10,000. Any further BSN tuition charges over $10,000 will be waived.

Besides the Tuition Plan, the College also has implemented a BSN Book Scholarship for all BSN students. By providing a receipt to the Financial Aid office, students will receive a refund for their BSN books.

This new partnership means TriHealth RNs attending the GSC BSN program can essentially get their Bachelor’s degree for free.

For information on how you can attend the BSN program at GSC, contact Admissions at or 513-862-2743


The purpose of the Common Read at GSC is to engage our diverse student population and faculty in a collective conversation that is connected to the multiple concepts that are taught at GSC. Each course and concept explores the Common Read from a different perspective encouraging students to think analytically from another’s viewpoint. The 2017-18 Common Read Book is “Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic”, by Sam Quinones. The GSC website has more information about this topic.

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BlueStreak Newsletter

Read about what is happening at GSC and with our Alumni. This Fall issue also includes the college’s Annual Report. The BlueStreak is published three times per year by the GSC Alumni.

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