Fall/Winter 2011

Welcome to this issue of Villanova Nursing e-news, an electronic supplement to our print magazine for alumni, family and friends of the College of Nursing. We hope you enjoy reading the latest news from the College and learning more about our events. Be sure to follow updates on our website, which was refreshed this summer and to network with fellow alumni through our Linkedin group. Let us know your thoughts!


College of Nursing inaugurates obesity center/plans regional conference
The College of Nursing proudly announces the establishment of the MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education (COPE) which was inaugurated on October 6th. Watch the video and read more…

Call for nominations: College of Nursing Medallion
Nominate your classmates or other fellow alumni for their distinguished achievement in our profession by the deadline of December 7th using our online form.  Medallions are awarded in the following categories: Distinguished Contributions to the Profession, Leadership in Nursing Practice, Clinical Excellence in Nursing, Excellence in Nursing Education, Excellence in Nursing Research and Distinguished Service to the College of Nursing.

Call for abstracts
Your scholarly work is meant to be shared. The first step is submitting your abstract for our 2012 Annual Research Symposium "Nursing Research: People, Places and Passion."   More…
Investing in patient safety
The Learning Resource Center has further invested in patient safety, purchasing five medication dispensing cabinets for its clinical simulation labs. Students benefit from hands-on practice with this technology. More...
Day of service leads to improved sight for area schoolchildren   It might seem impossible to bring together 80 people and have them work as a well-oiled machine in a focused 2-hour time period, but that's exactly what nursing student and faculty volunteers did during a screening blitz for the recent Day of Service. Over 200 Kindergarten and first grade students are the better for it--and so are the nurses. More...
New DNP program
Meeting the leadership needs of today's advanced practice nurses through a creative and convenient curriculum is the core of the new Doctor of Nursing Practice program for 2012. Designed as a post-master's program for advanced practice nurses, the faculty invite prospective students to an Information Session on Nov. 30. More…
Omani dignitaries visit College of Nursing
In September, the College hosted a delegation from the Sultanate of Oman's Ministry of Health. More...
Providing healthcare to Haitian immigrants
Eight students traveled to the Dominican Republic during Fall Break to provide healthcare to the poorest of the poor. Performing assessments, administering medications, installing water filtrations systems and participating in research were just  a few of the ways students developed a better sense of poverty and international nursing. More...
CE hosts another successful educator conference
Villanova Nursing faculty and doctoral students and alumni were among the experts presenting at the 38th Annual National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development. More... 
Dr. Bradley honored for career impact
Patricia K. Bradley, PhD, RN was recognized this fall with two honors: fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing and the Bebashi Quality of Life Award. More...

Two doctoral students named Jonas Scholars
Stephanie Jeffers and Catherine Morse were selected from among a national pool of applicants as members of the second cohort of National League for Nursing Jonas Scholars, supporting their doctoral research in nursing education.
Health Disparities
Dr. Calvin B. Johnson, President of Altre Strategic Solutions Group, presented a compelling lecture “Health Disparities” on September 27th. His background of clinical practice, service and government combined with his national leadership roles brought a unique perspective to the discussion. See the video, slides and summary. More…
Reunion Weekend recap and financial health video, Success reins and more College news...

2011 - 2012 EVENTS

November 17 - General Anthony C. Zinni lecture - The Global Humanitarian Missions of the U.S. Military

November 30 - Information Session for Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

December 8 - Dr. Mathy Mezey lecture - Setting the Stage to Care for Older Americans

December 9 - Mid-Atlantic Conference to Advance Geriatric Competencies in Undergraduate and Graduate Education

March 13 - Open House for Graduate, RN-BSN and Second Degree Option Programs

March 14 - Dr. David Casarett lecture - Last Acts: Discovering Possibility and Opportunity at the End of Life

March 27 - Annual Research Symposium "Promoting Health Care Quality Through Education and Practice Research"

March 30-31- 1st Annual COPE Continuing Education Conference and Preconference "Weight Management – Conversation to Commitment: What You Say Matters!"

April 14
- 23rd Annual Mass and Alumni Awards Ceremony

April 17
- Open House for High School Juniors

May 19 - Convocation 

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