June 2013

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.  

NEWS
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. 

Primary care and health promotion in Chulucanas
Lifting his outstretched hands to the hundreds of people fixated on him, the Most. Rev. Daniel T. Turley, OSA, Bishop of Chulucanas, smiled, his eyes glistening with tears, and implored nursing students to continue coming to his country - where he said they have made a drastic difference in the lives of countless Peruvians. Read more and watch the video from our 60th Anniversary conference session.    

A health fair for seniors of all abilities
Blood pressure screenings and health teaching on nutrition and exercise were some of the targeted offerings from senior nursing students for an April health fair serving a diverse, older Philadelphia population.  More...

Meg Sheetz joins COPE advisory board
Bringing business savvy and leadership experience to the College, Margaret “Meg” Sheetz, B.A. ’99, president and chief operating officer of Medifast, Inc., is the newest member of the MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education’s (COPE) Advisory Committee. More...
Doctoral students welcomed
The Graduate Nurse Network once again hosted their annual Doctoral Tea, offering an opportunity for DNP and PhD students to met each other, as well as faculty and staff. See our Facebook album.

Convocation video posted
Whether you were not able to attend or wish to relive the experience, you can now watch the video of our May 18th Convocation online. Congratulations again to all our graduates and best wishes to those prepping for NCLEX!
Kudos to our CE Program!
Our Continuing Education in Nursing and Health Care Program, led by Dr. Lyn DeSilets, has been reaccredited—in fact, was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation Program. Congratulations to all those involved in the process to achieve this prestigious honor.
Reunion Weekend                                                          Reunion Weekend brought together old and new friends. See Facebook photos of the Chat with the Dean, clinical simulation scenarios and second degree program reunion in Driscoll Hall as well as our PhD reunion on Sunday.
Nurse practitioner preceptor opportunities
There are preceptor opportunities available at the College of Nursing for adult, family, gerontology and pediatric NPs in primary care and specialty clinics in the Delaware Valley, Delaware and South Jersey areas. Interested? Please contact Dr. Elizabeth Blunt for details.
Villanova flag flies with CCATT, More College news...

2013-2014 EVENTS

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

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

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