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BCUnited in Times of Need

Briar Cliff University has been preparing a caring community for a moment like this for 90 years. Many of our Helpcare™ students and graduates are on the frontlines today ready to respond as nurses, social workers, therapists, and physicians.


In response to the challenges our students face during this pandemic, we established the BCUnited Emergency Scholarship Fund. This will be used to provide resources for the needs of students due to COVID-19.


Now, more than ever, BCU is blessed with the support of our communities.

BCU Heroes

Hear from Erica LoVan

Erica currently works at the University of Iowa Hospital in the Surgical Neurology Intensive Care Unit as a staff nurse in Iowa City.  She is treating COVID-19 patients in the ICU, ages ranging 18 to 80 years old.

Read Feona (Joy) Thomas' Story

Feona has been a surgical intensive care unit nurse at Montefiore Nyack Hospital, a community hospital about 20 minutes from New York City, Feona is working the front lines each day, saving lives and protecting her own  

Introducing Willie Massay

In addition to being a proud alum and Willie is a National Guard Citizen-Soldier who is tirelessly working to provide a safe place in his community. "We are going to get through this together. This is not easy, but we'll get through it."

Discover Angela (Angie) Vaul

Angie is an Emergency Room Nurse Practitioner at  UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s. She has been busy preparing both the hospital and her home routines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Introducing Tracy Larson

VP of Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer at MercyOne Siouxland, Tracy Larson always knew nursing was in her future. As the impact of this pandemic continues, flexibility by response professionals remains instrumental.

Check-in with Tracey Pick

An Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) at MercyOne, Tracey Pick (’92), has served the Siouxland Community for over 20 years. Now serving on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, she remains grateful for her education while proudly offering the care reassurance her patients need.  

Meet Gerry Elsbernd

Gerry is currently a surgical/trauma ICU nurse at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Overall, the county and surrounding area near Rochester has had stable numbers of virus cases, while there have been significant increases in other parts of the state. 

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Now more than ever, we grateful and ever humbled by your unyielding generosity and support of our students. 

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