May 2012

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Happy Nurses Week!  
To celebrate Nurses Week, we asked you to describe Villanova Nursing in 3 words. We had loads of responses and heard lots of stories about appreciation, inspiration and motivation. See what words and photos you used to describe Villanova Nursing-watch the video!  

Big Apple Alumni
Unwind after a long day and rekindle your Wildcat Spirit with fellow Villanova Nurses! The NYC social will take place at the Social Bar & Grill on Thursday, May 24, 2012. $20 cost will include hors d'oeuvres and a drink. $5.00 of your fee will go toward the College of Nursing. Register online.

Reunion Weekend
Don't wait for a "reunion year" to come back to campus! Reunion Weekend, June 7-10, is for everyone-including family members. New this year? Childcare--for children of all abilities-- plus loads of interesting sessions. See the schedule and register online.  

Showcasing scholarly work
The 2nd Annual Undergraduate Scholars Day was held on April 26th with multiple poster presentations offered in Driscoll Hall's lobby. Sources of presentations include projects and papers by students in their Psychiatric Mental Health, Nursing Research, Leadership, and Health Promotion courses. Read more and watch the videos...
Providing training and education to improve healthcare      Lots of research on international health issues, project brainstorming, Spanish translations and late nights paid off for senior level health promotion students when they traveled to Waslala, Nicaragua in March to teach skills to and validate the performance of community health workers. More...
Turning the tables on prescribers
Clinical instructor Kelly Nestor MSN, ANP-BC “prescribed” nurse practitioner students a candy medicine schedule for 10 days. “It was to raise their consciousness about necessary prescribing and choosing medications that are easy to take and to encourage patient adherence if it’s truly needed,” she explains. She wants students to understand the added stressors of polypharmacy on their patients. More...
Want to be inspired?
Hear Dr. Bridgette Carter Brawner '03 BSN, discuss her scientific work at the Annual Research Symposium on March 27th. She is the College of Nursing's recipient of its inaugural Emerging Scholar Award. Watch the video...

What's on Facebook
Don't miss out on seeing our College photo album from the Alumni Mass, our Global Health album from the Nicaragua health promotion experience and the COPE album from the 1st Annual conference on communication and weight management. 
Disability simulation grant, Chi Eta Phi service project, and more College news...


May 19 - Convocation

May 24 - Alumni social in NYC

June 7-10 - Reunion Weekend

June 9 - NLN Preparation course for Certification as a Nurse Educator (CNE) Exam

October 25-28 - Nurse Educators: On a Journey of Excellence, the 39th Annual National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development in cooperation with the Professional Nurse Educators Group (PNEG)  

November 13 - 34th Annual Distinguished Lecture In Nursing 

See our full listing of Continuing Education offerings.


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