July 2012

Welcome to this issue of Villanova Nursing e-news!  In light of the summer heat blanketing large parts of the country, we hope you enjoy reading about some of the cool things happening in the College.

As always we continue to look for ways to grow in our communication efforts. We hope you will take a few minutes to answer a brief Readership Survey about our print magazine and e-news by July 26th. Your feedback helps!


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!

Promoting health and education in Peru
The international and multicultural study opportunities provided by the College and partially supported by the Connelly-Delouvrier International Scholars Program are game-changers for our students. Find out why as a camera crew follows faculty and students in Chulucanas, Peru in March. Watch the video.
Changing the future for local infants
Senior nursing students assessed a nearby community and noted a high infant mortality rate. They researched available resources and devised strategies to combat the issue. Their creative plan impressed local officials, leading to a presentation to municipal council. Read more and watch the video.
An inspiring year                                                                    Rising senior Jennifer Gil has had a long and interesting road to her college education and hasn't wasted time making the most if it. Now she paves the way towards doctoral education and a focus on global health disparities. More...
PhD program
In the last few months, our 9th PhD cohort arrived, students presented in the doctoral colloquium and some were honored with awards-among them Jonas scholars and an AANA Foundation Doctoral Fellow. If you or someone you know wants to be a member of the next cohort, learn more about our well-regarded program to prepare teacher-scholars.
Nursing alumni gather in Bryn Mawr
After a successful social in Philadelphia earlier this year, the Nursing Alumni Association welcomed area Villanova Nurses to a Bryn Mawr restaurant for good food and company.  More...

Video lecture: Last acts at end of life
In March, the College welcomed David Casarett, MD, MA, researcher and palliative care physician, as a speaker in the Health & Human Values Lecture Series. You may view his compelling talk "Last Acts: Discovering Possibility and Opportunity at the End of Life."
Bringing a new life into the world-together, 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)  

November 13 - 34th Annual Distinguished Lecture In Nursing 

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