August 2013

Welcome home!  That's the warm hello offered to returning students and new freshmen alike as the fall semester began. Hats off to the Class of 2017!

Fashion photographer focuses lens on the beauty of differences
We are excited to welcome Rick Guidotti, award-winning fashion photographer and founder, Positive Exposure, on September 18th to kick off our 19th Annual Health & Human Values Lecture Series. His nonprofit utilizes photography and video to transform public perceptions of people living with genetic, physical and behavioral differences to empower people living with difference and promote a more compassionate world.  celebrated.

Save the date! October 9th DNP Virtual Open House
No matter where you are, you won't have to miss the DNP Virtual Open House on October 9th. Mark your calendar and watch for the registration link coming soon. Get ready to learn more about your post-master's DNP!

Your Nursing Alumni Association membership!
t's time to renew--or start--your Nursing Alumni Association membership! New grads enjoy their first year free of charge. Your membership helps support the College and the next generation of Villanova nurses and provides a great networking tool. Join or renew today!

Presenting in Prague
Villanova Nursing faculty and alumni from around the US and the world joined together in Prague to present their scholarly work and reconnect during the Sigma Theta Tau International 24th International Nursing Research Congress held in the Czech Republic on July 22-26. More...

Learning to lead
Junior Liz Long says the
National Student Nurses' Association Summer Leadership Conference was "a wonderful experience in which I not only had the opportunity to meet other nursing students and faculty, but also learned some new ideas that can further strengthen our already award-winning SNAP chapter." She, along with sister Meghan, attended with faculty advisor and conference speaker Dr. Carol Weingarten. More...

NP student receives IBC Foundation and PSNA scholarships
“My ultimate goal is to reach my full potential as a skilled and compassionate advanced practice nurse who continues on a path of lifelong learning,” says Erin Colden, BSN, RN, a student in the Adult-Gerontology NP program. Two new scholarships from IBC Foundation and PSNA will help her do just that.  More...
COPE team expands with program manager
Rebecca Shenkman, MPH, RDN, LDN joined the MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education (COPE) this spring as as a part time program manager. Shenkman brings clinical, community and research experience to her new role. More...

College of Nursing Open House for high school students-10/6
Know a high school student who wants to be a Villanova Nurse? Open House is October 6th!  Meet faculty, tour campus, check out Driscoll Hall and its simulation labs and hear from fellow students about classes, global health experiences, activities, leadership opportunities and clinicals. Read more and register...
Call for abstracts
Mark your calendar and answer the call (for abstracts)! The College's Annual Research Symposium is March 25, 2014. Share your expertise and get your paper or poster abstract ready for "Nursing Research: Driving Healthcare Innovation." It's easy to submit electronically by September 30th. Read more and follow the links here.  
Connecting in Kenya,  More College news...

2013-2014 EVENTS

September 18 -  Health & Human Values Lecture- Positive exposure: the spirit of difference- Rick Guiduotti, award winning fashion photographer

September 20-22 -  Parents Weekend

October 6Open House for High School Students

October 9- DNP Progam Virtual Open House

October 22 - Graduate and Adult Learner Open House

November 13-16 - International Nursing Administration Research Conference (INARC), co-provided by the College of Nursing and the Council on Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing (CGEAN)

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

December 3 -  Nursing Career Day

February 25 - Health & Human Values Lecture - A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern Day Slavery - E. Benjamin Skinner, Journalist and former Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University

March 11 - Graduate and Adult Learner Open House

March 25 - Annual Research Symposium- Nursing Research: Driving Healthcare Innovation

April 5 - Annual Mass and Alumni Awards Ceremony

April 8 - Health & Human Values Lecture - Telehealth as a Tool for Nursing to Address Geographic Health Disparities in Rural Communities - David C. Gordon, MDiv, MSW, LCSW, Director, UVA Office of Telemedicine; Co-Director, The Healthy Appalachia Institute

April 25 - Undergraduate Research Symposium

May 16 - Commencement

May 17 - Convocation /Baccalaureate Mass

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