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 date
Get your running (or walking) shoes on for the Dream for
Eileen 5k Run on Saturday, Oct. 27th on Homecoming
Weekend. Proceeds benefit the Eileen Shea Lupton '03
Endowed Memorial Scholarship for Nursing. The event is
co-sponsored by the Villanova Chapter of the Student
Nurses Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP). Registration
starts at 8:30am, run/walk at 9:30am. $10 – Adults, $5
- Students. T-shirts provided. For advanced sales,
tickets will be sold the week of Oct. 22 in
Connelly Center and online at
Volunteering? Tell us about it.
start of the school year is when people ask, "What did
you do this summer?"
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
Open House for Graduate and Adult Learner
Ready to move forward with your next degree?
Attend our Oct. 23rd Open House from 3:30-7:00pm
in the Villanova Room of Connelly Center. Hear
from students and faculty about our MSN,
post-master's, DNP and PhD programs as well BSN
programs for RNs or for second degree adult
Read more about our seminars and register.
A unique interdisciplinary experience
According to seniors Holly Leighton and Ashley
Tallon, a wider view of the healthcare team and
an expanded appreciation for the critical role
of policy in healthcare were among the outcomes
following their summer internship at the
Lankenau Institute for Medical Research.
Faculty co-authors to
receive national writing award
Congratulations to Assistant Professors Dr.
Catherine Todd Magel and Christine Crumlish who
will receive the Nursing Research for Practice
Writer’s Award at the October Academy of
Medical-Surgical Nurses 21st Annual Convention
in Salt Lake City.
"More than just a chart"
Senior Amanda Fougere found her summer
internship as an Independence Blue Cross (IBC)
Nursing Scholar to be an exciting and varied
experience. She expanded her knowledge of where
nurses have an impact in the industry and also
of patient scenarios and treatments, along the
way honing her own critical thinking skills.
The power of Villanova
Helen Connors serves on the Board of Consultors
as she is passionate about what the College has
done for her and for others in terms of
education and values. "I want current and
future graduates to feel the passion," she says.
She continues to be impressed by the quality of
students and alumni and their leadership
contributions to the profession and the larger
leadership built on core values
What do NASA and the Royal Air Force have in
common? Both benefited from the
nursing acumen of Maryalice Morro '83 BSN. This
former Navy captain, one of the first responders
at the Pentagon on 9/11, has
breadth and depth of experience, including
leading Naval Hospital Pensacola as its first nurse commanding officer
(CEO) . After
recently retiring from serving her country, she continues to serve
her alma mater, including the College's Board
director to receive award
Denice Ferko-Adams, MPH, RD, LDN, director of
the MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and
Education (COPE) will receive the Academy of
Nutrition and Dietetics’ (AND) prestigious 2012
Medallion Award on October 7th for her
outstanding leadership and service to AND and
the dietetics profession.
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.
Nurse practitioner preceptors
are or someone you know is a nurse practitioner
(NP) interested in sharing knowledge and skills,
there are preceptor opportunities for adult,
family, gerontology and pediatric NPs in primary
care and specialty clinics in the Delaware
Valley, Delaware and South Jersey areas. The
commitment is one day/week for one semester.
Interested? Please contact Dr. Elizabeth Blunt
Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org or 610.519
Climate change film "Sun Come Up"
Graduate and Adult Learner Open House
October 25-28 -
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)
Midshipmen Battalion Gala Dinner Auction
Dream for Eileen
Fatal Promises, a close look at human trafficking
5:00-7:30pm, Driscoll Auditorium
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.