August 2012

Welcome to this issue of Villanova Nursing e-news.  We are excited to welcome the Class of 2016 to Driscoll Hall and their future nursing careers.  If you want to offer some advice, post a message to them on our Facebook page--share your wisdom!

Save the dates
Join the College of Nursing on April 5 & 6, 2013 for a conference in celebration of its 60th anniversary. There will also be recognition for the 10th anniversary of the second degree accelerated BSN program, the 10th anniversary of the PhD program and the 35th anniversary of the CE program. More details to come!

On October 26, don't miss the inaugural Villanova NROTC Midshipmen Battalion Gala Dinner Auction featuring a cocktail reception, catered dinner, and auction events taking place in Dougherty's Dining Hall. We look forward to an impressive Nursing presence! For more information, contact the battalion alumni officer MIDN Matthew Vegliante

A viral 3 words!
Thanks for being one of the 2,000 views of our Villanova Nursing in 3 Words video on this YouTube Page--just one outlet for this compilation of your descriptions of your nursing education.

Summer Convocation celebrates experience of adult learners
Eighty-eight adults graduated from the accelerated second degree program with their BSN and are ready to launch their new careers. Joining them are 33 other BSN graduates and two RNs who also completed their studies. More...
Safe harbor
“This experience has been amazing and has completely changed my view on the homeless in society," says Jacqueline Corbett of her recent health promotion experience at a local shelter. She and two classmates taught summer health safety topics and provided education materials and over-the-counter medications to this engaged audience. More...
Bette Wildgust receives national recognition
We know that Bette Wildgust is terrific at what she does as the director for the nurse anesthesia program, and so does the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Its Board honored her with the 20th Annual Program Director of the Year Award at their annual meeting as her students cheered. More...
Leading innovation with the DNP
Are you a post-master’s Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who is ready to lead innovation in nursing practice and healthcare? Learn more about our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program with its emphasis on broad “systems thinking.” Applications are due January 15, 2013.
A career of conviction
“As a Board member, I would like to see Villanova’s partnership with Main Line Health flourish. The synergy between these two community centers of education and healthcare is exquisite and should continue to thrive,” says alumna Claire Baldwin. Learn more about her service and leadership...
Sacred relationship keeps a spirit alive
Patrick Lupton says his motivation to serve on the College's Board of Consultors is based on the “love and happiness that radiated from my daughter after she had graduated from Villanova.” Eileen's spirit stays alive through his work and the foundation established in her memory.  Learn more about  this "sacred relationship..."
COPE shares appetizers
Alumni Reunion Weekend participants enjoyed Sizzling Summer Appetizers in a sold-out cooking demonstration by COPE Director and registered dietitian Denice Ferko-Adams and Chef Gail Mitchell. Click here for the recipes and a short video of the demo.

Faculty searches
The College of Nursing invites nominations and applications for three tenure track faculty positions in the areas of Nursing Research and Research Methodology; Age-related Non-communicable Diseases, Chronicity; and Health Policy, Healthcare Systems, Public Health.

Purple feet turn Villanova blue, and more College news...


September 18 -
Civil War Medicine: Nurses and Nursing

September 30 - Open House for High School Students

October 2 - Climate change film "Sun Come Up"

October 23 - Graduate and Adult Learner Open House

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)  

October 26 - Villanova NROTC Midshipmen Battalion Gala Dinner Auction

November 13 - 34th Annual Distinguished Lecture In Nursing  Framing the future of nursing in higher education: urgency for action

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