March 2013

Welcome Spring! Cherry blossom trees are ready to bloom outside Driscoll Hall and the College readies for its 60th Anniversary Day of Celebration. We hope to see you on April 6th.

60th Anniversary Day of Celebration
Join your classmates and colleagues for the April 6th events--the conference "Advancing Global Health: Educating the Next Generation" and our 60th Anniversary Mass and Alumni Awards Ceremony, honoring the Connelly Foundation and Dr. Helene Moriarty Cincotta '77 BSN, Nurse Researcher, Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Learn more and register here.

A safe play
Football players know it's part of the game to get pushed, pulled or sometimes even lifted up off the field, but by nursing students? You bet. Thanks to some volunteer football players, sophomore nursing students had a more realistic lab on patient positioning to learn equipment, safety measures and good body mechanics with fellow Villanovans. More...

Studying pregnancy experience in women with disabilities
A major grant from the National Institutes of Health has paved the way for professors from throughout the northeast, including Suzanne Smeltzer, EdD, RN, FAAN, professor and director of the Center for Nursing Research, to research the needs of women with disabilities around the time of pregnancy through the study “Health Needs and Barriers to Perinatal Care for Women with Mobility Disabilities.” More...

Learning the legislative process
March 13th was the Capitol Hill Step by Step program, sponsored by the state Student Nurses' Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) in Harrisburg. Sophomore Liz Long, legislative coordinator for both the SNAP-Villanova chapter and the state SNAP, was one of the coordinators. Read more on our blog.
Dr. Al-Gasseer to deliver keynote at conference
"Building Evidence in Partnership Towards a Healthy Population in a Changing Environment" is the keynote to be delivered
at the College's 60th Anniversary conference “Partners in advancing global health: educating the next generation” by Naeema al-Gasseer, PhD, FAAN. She serves as the assistant regional director for the World Health Organization (WHO) Eastern Mediterranean Region and a WHO representative in Egypt.
Philadelphia high school students learn about nursing
Volunteer nursing students, member of the Chi Eta Phi Sorority, shared their experiences as nursing students with a group of visiting high school students recently. More...
Developing researchers
All are welcome to join the College as it showcases the scholarly work of BSN students in the last year.
Undergraduate Scholars Day will be held Tuesday, April 23rd from 10:30am-3:30pm in the Driscoll Hall lobby. The free event, open to the community, is sponsored by the Alpha Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. No registration is required.
More College news...


April 6 - 60th Anniversary Conference; Annual Mass and Alumni Awards Ceremony

April 14 - Open House for High School Students

April 23 - Undergraduate Scholars Day

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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