November-December 2012

Welcome to this end-of-year issue of Villanova Nursing e-news.  As we enter the Christmas season, excitement continues for our 60th Anniversary conference on April 6th “Partners in advancing global health: educating the next generation.” Internationally known keynote speakers will be Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti, Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, and President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; and Dr. Naeema Al-Gasseer, World Health Organization Representative for Egypt. 

Save the date!
Alumni, be sure to be part of Reunion 2013 (June 6-9)! Note there will be special events in recognition of the 10 year anniversary of our second degree accelerated program on Saturday, June 8. We hope to see all of our "BSNExpress" graduates there. Watch for communication from the Villanova University Alumni Association in December about online housing registration and in January about event registration.

Nursing care during Hurricane Sandy
As Hurricane Sandy devastated large areas of the country, Villanova Nurses were caring for those who were affected. If you are one of those nurses, please email as we are compiling the efforts of those involved.

PhD and DNP program deadlines  
Reminder: If you or a colleague are applying to either our PhD in Nursing or our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program, applications are due January 15, 2013. All elements, such as transcripts and interviews, are due by this date. We look forward to seeing your application! More...
"People helping people"
“There isn't a day in my life that I am not thankful for my Villanova experience,” notes Dr. Thomas Treacy, a member of the College's Board of Consultors. He and his wife Diane are a Villanova alumni couple with a long history of commitment to their community and serving others. Through planned giving, they are helping to support the work of the Center for Global and Public Health because of its profound impact on students and those they help around the world. More...
Urgency for action for the future of nursing
Michael R. Bleich, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, the College's 34th Annual Distinguished Lecturer, brings a unique and energetic perspective to the discussion of nursing and nursing education in the future. He was the only dean to sit on the committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing at the Institute of Medicine that produced the groundbreaking report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. The report calls upon nurses to take a greater leadership role in our increasingly complex health care system. Watch the video...
Day of Service
The St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service brings together thousands of students, faculty, staff, alumni and their families each year to team up with local agencies to provide service throughout the Philadelphia region. The College of Nursing contributed in many ways. More...

Human trafficking in southeastern Pennsylvania
The College of Nursing, in conjunction with the School of Law and College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, offers a compelling new interdisciplinary course on human trafficking. In October, the class welcomed two local FBI agents who discussed human trafficking in southeastern Pennsylvania: Prostituted Teen Victims in the Criminal Justice System. Watch the video...

Simulation and Nutrition Counseling Skills
RN and RD educators! The MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education (COPE) offers "Simulation: Exciting New Ways to Enhance Student’s Nutrition Counseling Skills" on January 11th. More...

Uncovering common links
After working with the nursing students in rural, mobile healthcare clinics in the Dominican Republic, business major Lupe Mata exclaimed he “loves nurses.” Assistant Professor Tamara Kear, PhD, RN, CNN who guided the nursing students notes it was an excellent opportunity for students from various majors to learn more about other disciplines. More... 
More College news...


December 12 - Winter Convocation, 5:00 p.m. St. Thomas of Villanova Church


January 11 -  COPE workshop - Simulation: Exciting New Ways to Enhance Students’ Nutrition Counseling Skills

March 12 -  Graduate and Adult Learner Open House

March 15 - COPE Preconference Workshop - Sharpen Your Social Media Skills for Health Professionals

March 16 - 2nd Annual COPE Conference - Weight Management: Tools to Engage and Sustain Behavior Changes

April 6 - 60th Anniversary Conference; Annual Mass and Alumni Awards Ceremony

April 14 - Open House for High School Students

May 18 - Convocation

June 6-9 - Reunion Weekend, special events for our BSNExpress second degree grads

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