Welcome to this issue of Villanova Nursing e-news.
We are planning our
60th Anniversary conference
“Partners in advancing global health: educating the next
generation” to be held April 6, 2013 with our Annual Mass
and Alumni Awards Ceremony to be held later that day.
Save the date!
34th Annual Distinguished Lecture in Nursing
the College of Nursing on November 13th for “Framing
the Future of Nursing in Higher Education: Urgency for
Action” at 7:30 p.m. in the Villanova Room of
Connelly Center. We are delighted to welcome to campus
Distinguished Lecturer Michael R. Bleich, PhD, RN,
NEA-BC, FAAN, Maxine Clark and Bob Fox Dean and
Professor, Goldfarb School of Nursing, Barnes Jewish
College; Vice President, BJC Healthcare, St. Louis. Dr.
Bleich was on the committee for the Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing at the
Institute of Medicine (IOM) that produced the
groundbreaking report "The Future of Nursing: Leading
Change, Advancing Health" (2010). The report calls upon
nurses to take a greater leadership role in our
increasingly complex health care system.
Volunteering? Tell us about it!
We'd love to hear
what you're doing in terms of volunteer work. Many
alumni are looking for ideas to serve the community in
their free time outside of work and family as well as in
their retirement. Inspire them! Email your name,
degree(s)/year(s) and what you're doing to
McKenzie and watch for the compilation in a future
issue. As always, we hope you will share your
professional news with us at any time. We are just a few
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Information
If you are a nurse practitioner, nurse
anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist or nurse
midwife, our November 14th DNP Information
Session is an opportunity to learn more about
this program created exclusively for you.
Elizabeth Dowdell inducted into Academy
The most outstanding contribution to nursing of
Dr. Elizabeth Dowdell, recently named a fellow
of the American Academy of Nursing, is
quantifying the health risks facing vulnerable
children and providing leadership to vital,
compelling issues in child health. Her sustained
program of research has resulted in
contributions to nursing, healthcare, law
enforcement and policy, nationally and
In Jeff's words
A case study came to life on September 20 when
former patient Jeff Leighton shared his story of
the long road to gain independence after a
severe head trauma. Second degree students were
moved by his unforgettable talk.
Learning the rewards of
Honors student Aurora Vandewark has nurtured her
interest in maternal-child health for more than
two years. This junior's latest scholarly
endeavor involved researching lactation
knowledge among nursing students. She looks
forward to becoming a midwife and earning her
Saving teen lives
Originally planning to attend medical school,
Joseph Dovidio had an "ah-ha" moment and turned
to nursing. He has focused research activity on
preventing accidental deaths among texting teen
drivers, no surprise from a student who aspires
to work in critical care/trauma one day.
College of Nursing invites nominations and
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.
Critical care air
of its Joining Forces initiative, the College of
Nursing recently welcomed speaker Air Force
Capt. Elizabeth Hoettels MSN, CCRN from
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany. She
shared the inspiring story of her career and
work caring for critically injured military in
the air between Afghanistan and Germany.
Watch the video...
11- Alpha Nu
Induction ceremony, 1:00pm, Villanova Room, Connelly
November 13 -
34th Annual Distinguished Lecture In Nursing
Framing the future of nursing in higher education:
urgency for action
November 14 -
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Information Session
December 12 - Winter Convocation, 5:00pm
Graduate and Adult Learner Open House
Preconference Workshop -
Sharpen Your Social Media Skills for Health
- 2nd Annual COPE
- Weight Management: Tools to Engage and Sustain
Conference; Annual Mass and Alumni Awards Ceremony
April 14 -
Open House for High School Students
June 6-9 -
See our full listing of
Continuing Education offerings.