July 2013

The College of Nursing has, for the fourth time, been named a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing. We have been recognized once again in the category "Creating Environments that Advance the Science of Nursing Education" and will receive the honor in the fall. The Center of Excellence (COE) recognition identifies schools of exceptional quality and is separate from accreditation. The designation reflects the national distinction of nursing education at Villanova.

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. 

Villanova's virtual visit launched
The University has launched its cool, new virtual visit! "Walk" around campus or focus on the College...make the tour whatever you want. See photos, watch videos and learn even more about Villanova!

Universal language of nursing care
Dr. Barbara Ott, a content expert in critical care and biomedical ethics, is a veteran of over 20 missions with Operation Smile. She volunteered when the organization emailed requesting her to help mentor and teach nurses in a new hospital in Haiti. More...

Empowering parents through CPR education
hen a group of caregiver women in Southwest Philadelphia asked to learn CPR, two nursing students researched how to make it happen. Now the eight women feel more empowered in case of emergency with their new BLS certification and potentially vulnerable children are that much safer.   More...

The power of resolutions
Rising senior Lisa Novak is ready to take on a new challenge. Because of her "superior leadership ability" according to Dr. Diane Mancino, executive director of the National Student Nurses' Association, Lisa has been appointed chairperson of its Resolutions Committee. More...
Caring for people with disabilities: the NP tool kit
Disability is inevitable in all people at some point in their life. Dr. Elizabeth Blunt and Dr. Suzanne Smeltzer have, through a HRSA grant, developed a unique tool kit, available to anyone, that aids NPs in improving their own practice and faculty in integrating related knowledge and skill into NP curricula. 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.  
PhD Colloquium photos, 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 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

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 25 - Undergraduate Research Symposium

May 17 - Convocation /Baccalaureate Mass

May 16 - Commencement

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