April 2013

Thanks to all of our College of Nursing family who made the 60th Anniversary Day of Celebration a success! Read more about the conference keynotes below and watch for video and additional stories about the conference and our 60th Anniversary Medallion recipients in our next issue.

New online RN to BSN option

The College of Nursing now has two options for RNs to complete the BSN degree. In addition to the hybrid on-campus/online program, there is now a streamlined, online option. Learn more about the programs here. 

Toward a healthier world
Keynote speakers at the 60th Anniversary conference on global health proposed collaborative approaches to solving major health crises. More...

Opening mind and heart
Alumna Becky Coyle 07 BSN has some words of wisdom for senior Caroline Kemp, "You will learn so much about yourself, as well as others. Though there will be physical, emotional and psychological challenges, you will grow so much on an individual and spiritual level.” What do they have in common? Both volunteered for a year of service with the Augustinians. More...

Recognition for research impact
Dr. Suzanne Smeltzer serves on a variety of advisory boards, publishes numerous scholarly articles and pursues grant after grant to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. Her work is both broad and deep, as she evangelizes about access to and the provision of quality healthcare for this population. She is being honored for her work with other top nurse researchers. More...
PhD student accomplishments
New leadership positions, publications, presentations and fresh  "Dr." titles in the U.S. and abroad...Bright, talented students make up our PhD cohorts. More...

Alumni reminisce in Bryn Mawr
The Nursing Alumni Association hosted local Villanova nurses for a social on February 28th. Stories about studying, dorms and careers were plentiful! See photos...
Globally aware                                                                    Promoting health in the Dominican Republic meant thinking creatively. “This experience made me realize what a critical role nurses have in education and health promotion,” says student Dylan Wallace. More...
More College news...


April 30 - COPE webinar Spring into Active Learning - Use Simulation to Develop Counseling Skills

May 18 - Convocation

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

November 20 - 35th Annual Distinguished Lecture in Nursing with Kristen M. Swanson, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing

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