Star Canyon School of Nursing was founded in 2007 by Michael Ayodele, Ed. D and Regina Ayodele, RN,
with the mission of improving basic patient care training in the Valley. It aims to promote diversity,
skilled hands-on care, body-mechanics proficiency, and dignity maintenance during care. From its early
beginnings, SCSN has placed special focus on the patient perspective during care, and emphasizes that
students should not only have technical skill and knowledge but also understand perspectives different
from their own. SCSN prides itself on rigorous hands-on skills training focusing on body mechanics,
high-risk transfers, and preserving privacy. SCSN operates an open lab that has been used for State
testing and allows students to schedule lab practice 6 days a week.
Additional staff include:
Jeannie Meyer, RN
Elizabeth Ayodele, JD
Mara Ayodele, MD
David Ayodele, Webmaster
Joseph Ayodele, LPN
Students graduating from SCSN have historically achieved an above 90% pass rate on their board exams and come back frequently to use the lab and share their insights and experiences in the profession.