February 2013

Cold weather this month hasn't slowed seniors in health promotion or pediatric practica from prepping for their upcoming spring break global health experiences with faculty in Peru, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. Additionally, some of our adult second degree students will be promoting health among the children of Montana's Blackfeet Nation. We wish them well!

Employment leads for our newest alumni
As our senior nursing students study their way through their last semester on campus, they are also seeking employment. In show of solidarity as they launch their young careers, the Nursing Alumni Association is collecting any pertinent information from you, our fellow alumni around the country, which might help them. So, if your institution is hiring new grads please take a few minutes to share the details through this online form.
The information will be compiled and sent via email to the graduating students so they can target receptive employers who will benefit from the knowledge, skills and leadership of a Villanova Nurse.

Faculty publications, presentations and achievements
College of Nursing faculty continue to expand their reach and share their expertise with a variety of audiences. Similarly, they are recognized as outstanding educators, mentors and professionals.  More...

Meet Dr. Brian McDonough
You may already feel like you know family practice expert Brian McDonough, MD, FAAFP.  This member of the College's Board of Consultors may have been in your living room or car, delivering precise, relevant updates on the latest medical issues. An Emmy award winning medical reporter, Dr. McDonough sees the expanding role of nurses as exciting for healthcare. More...

Nursing in the media - sleep texting
"I suggest everyone in the family place a docking station in the kitchen or family room -- outside of the bedroom -- at 10 p.m. so everyone can get restorative sleep and to show children that the phone can be turned off some of the time," says pediatric Internet safety expert Dr. Beth Dowdell in an article for UPI wire service on "sleep texting" in teens.
Her comments were picked up by radio and numerous web outlets, and even got a mention on Jimmy Kimmel Live .  
Anesthesia, Afghan style
There's nothing typical about  the job of nurse anesthetist Lt. Cmdr. Joe Delino, NC, USNR, ’09 MSN, CRNA. He spends his days treating children and adults who have been wounded by improvised explosive devices or gunshots in Afghanistan. On call every minute, he also flies MEDEVAC missions on Blackhawks. More...
"Let's get rid of the patient"
It's not a typical phrase but it's the title of the opening keynote at the College's 60th Anniversary conference “Partners in advancing global health: educating the next generation.” Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti is a crusader for public safety and injury prevention. An expert in emergency, trauma and preventative medicine, he is professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, and president of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Graduate and adult learner Open House
Are you ready to earn your MSN, post-master's certificate, DNP or PhD? Know an RN who wants to compete the BSN? Someone who is ready to earn a second bachelor's degree and become a nurse? Our March 12 Open House awaits! Join us from 3:30-7pm in the Villanova Room of Connelly Center.  Register online today!

College commercial
Haven't been able to catch a men's basketball game on TV this season? Then you also would have missed the College of Nursing commercial running during men's basketball games. It's Villanova Nursing in 30 seconds. Enjoy!

Call for abstracts
The College of Nursing and the Council on Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing (CGEAN) will co-provide November’s International Nursing Administration Research Conference in Baltimore. It serves as a prominent vehicle for U.S. and Canadian nursing educators, executives, administrators, clinical leaders and researchers to strengthen their roles. Deadline is April 1st. More...

2nd Annual COPE conference
Early bird registration is open for the March 16th conference "Tools to Engage & Sustain Behavior Changes." Don't miss the interactive March 15th preconference "Sharpen your Social Media Skills!" More...
More College news...


March 6 -  In Our Own Voice

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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