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FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Receives $10,000 Gift from VITAS Innovative Hospice Care®

BOCA RATON, FL (October 19, 2010) – Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has received a $10,000 gift from VITAS Innovative Hospice Care ® , the nation’s largest provider of end-of-life care.
            “As a leader and innovator in hospice care for more than 30 years, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care has a commitment and responsibility to support and further the development of programs such as those being established at FAU’s College of Nursing,”
said Susan Acocella, general manager of VITAS in Palm Beach County.  “ From the students of today will come the leaders of tomorrow, and VITAS is very proud and honored to be a partner with FAU in their endeavors to create innovative curriculums for end of life care.”
              The College of Nursing’s teaching and research philosophy focuses on the concept of Caring in nursing, including advancing the science, studying its meaning, practicing the art and living it day-to-day.  Currently, the College of Nursing offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees to approximately 1,300 nursing students. 
            “In order to care compassionately and competently for all those entrusted to our care, students and practicing nurses need to understand the special nature of hospice and palliative care,” said Anne Boykin, College of Nursing dean.  “Our intention is to use this generous gift to develop and teach courses specific to issues facing those who are experiencing end of life situations.  We believe that many will benefit from this additional knowledge.”
            For more information about giving to FAU’s College of Nursing, contact Anne Boykin at 561-297-3206 or, or visit

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Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing is committed to nurturing the wholeness of persons and environment through Caring.

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