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Ellen D'Errico, PhD
Associate Professor, Nursing - Graduate
School of Nursing
Member, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Commitment to LLU Mission    Annual Statement of Commitment
  • Annual Report 2013-2014 ( 6/2013 - 6/2014 )
  • 2009-2010 Annual Faculty Report ( 9/2009 - 6/2010 )
    I was baptized into the SDA  church at the age of twelve. As an Adventist, I believe we have a unique message of healing and hope to offer a confused, hurting and dying world. This university acts as a conduit for the development of health care practitioners who will take this special brand of "wholeness" to untold numbers of patients and their families. I wholeheartedly agree with and endorse the incorporation of LLU core values into my own, and our student''s lives: compassion, integrity, excellence, freedom, justice, purity/self-control and humility. The Loma Linda University School of nursing upholds a proud tradition of preparing knowledge-seeking, competent, compassionate, Christ-centered nurses for the last 105 years. It is my desire to have our school of nursing as "the first, most excellent choice" for those choosing where to get t heir nursing education. This goal is only accomplished through dedicated, caring, hard-working faculty who embrace excellence, life-long learning and nursing scholarship.
  • 2008 Annual Academic Report ( 9/2008 - 6/2009 )
  • 2006 Annual Academic Report ( 9/2007 - 6/2008 )
    I feel privileged to have the opportunity to teach nursing in a Christ centered environment. As Seventh-Day Adventists, we place a special emphasis on the development of the whole person, physically, mentally and spiritually. I want to facilitate personal, professional and spiritual growth in all students placed within my influence. I believe it is my duty to stay current in my field and craft my educational strategies to the point where students can better understand a multitude of concepts, ideas, facts and knowledge and integrate them congruently into their practice as Registered Nurses. I believe it is important to instill a sence of professional pride, caring, and desire for life-long learning that goes well beyond mere completion of tasks. I wnat students to recognize and celebrate the gifts they bring to the profession, as well as the areas where they need to grow. They need to embrace the idea that the client always comes first. Clients are the total reason for our work and service and they deserve the very best we have to offer regardless of race, gender, religion, economic status, age or country of origin. I believe it is important to perpetueate a quality standard the public and employers have learned to expect when they know a student has graduated as "a Loma Linda nurse." I want to see all of our students encouraged to continue their education and take on important leadership roles in their chosen specialities, their churches and communitites. The responsibiltiy and accountability our profession demands is to be represented to our stdents as a sacred trust---not a burden. I encourage students to spend time with God in prayer so they can determine what God''''s plan is for their life. Consecrated service to God and our fellow human beings is the hightest ideal one can achieve.
  • 2007 Annual Academic Report ( 9/2007 - 6/2008 )
  • 2006 Annual Academic Report ( 9/2005 - 6/2006 )