June 2012

Welcome to this issue of Villanova Nursing e-news!  Things have not slowed down in Driscoll Hall after Commencement weekend. In the past few weeks we have welcomed our latest cohorts for the PhD and second degree accelerated programs and our first cohort for our new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

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Main Line Alumni
Unwind and rekindle your Wildcat Spirit with fellow Villanova Nurses! The Nursing Alumni Association Social on the Main Line will take place at Yang Ming Restaurant in Bryn Mawr on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 7-9 pm. Join your classmates who have already registered for this free event. Admission includes one complimentary beverage ticket at the door for each alumnus/a and appetizers. Register here.   

Reunion 2012 
As one of the submissions for the Villanova Nursing in 3 Words video stated, "It's a family!" "Family" is what animated Reunion Weekend this month where some celebrated 50 years (congrats '62!), others 5 years, or something in between. All relished the chance to reconnect with each other, the College and our students. More...
Faculty-student partnership closes gap in HIV literature
A fruitful partnership between Teri Capriotti, DO, MSN, CRNP, RN, clinical associate professor and junior honors student Sarah Sheerin resulted as they researched HIV medications and their implications for older adults. More...
Students launch Nursing Without Borders                            Kelsey Yasak wanted to make a difference during her time at Villanova and utilize the numerous community connections the university had to offer. Desiring to combine nursing and social justice in a single group, she came up with the idea of “Nursing Without Borders” and believes it to be the only group of its kind based in a nursing school. More...
First Doctor of Nursing Practice cohort arrives
Nine DNP students arrived on campus this month, the inaugural class for this new program. Each, already an accomplished professional, looks forward to studying in this intense, four-semester curriculum emphasizing broad “systems thinking” to change patient care and clinical practice.   More...
Convocation honors Class of 2012
A sunny day beckoned family and friends to the St. Thomas of Villanova Church for Convocation, celebrating the achievements of degree candidates and where alumni relatives pinned seniors, their first official wearing of the College pin-a visible symbol of a Villanova Nurse. More...
Alumna cares for children with HIV/AIDS, Taking the lead in disasters, and more College news...


September 30 -
Open House for High School Students

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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