May 2013

Eight PhD students, 89 traditional BSN students, three RNs who earned their BSN, 35 MSN/post-master's students and countless family members and friends packed the St. Thomas of Villanova Church and several simulcast locations in Driscoll Hall to honor the achievements of the Class of 2013. Read about our May 18th Convocation and see photos here. See more photos in our Facebook album!

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. 

60th Anniversary videos
Watch videos of some of the 60th Anniversary conference sessions, including: Environment-related Health Problems North America , Delivering Care to the Disenfranchised- Durban, South Africa  and a Panel of International Students with more to come in our next issue!  

60th Anniversary Medallions
April 6th included the 60th Anniversary College of Nursing Mass and Alumni Awards Ceremony where Medallions were bestowed upon Dr. Helene Moriarty Cincotta '77 BSN and  Connelly Foundation. Click the links to read their citations.

Dr. Kear's hypertension study in DR recognized with award
An expert in nephrology nursing, Dr. Tamara Kear sees first-hand how damaging high blood pressure can be. Her hypertension study in the Dominican Republic focuses on the underserved because “They are the ones who fall through the cracks of the health-care system." Colleagues have recognized her with a research award. More...
The best of buddies
For senior Jennifer Kicak inspiration came quickly in freshman year when she participated in Villanova’s Special Olympics Fall Festival as a local program host. “I fell in love with all the athletes and I knew that I wanted to continue serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities on a more regular basis,” recalls Jennifer. More...

Blazing a trail for health
PhD student Raja Jadelhack ’02 MSN knows what it is to be a pioneer. One of just six nursing graduates at the King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, she went on to oversee an overhaul of much of the country’s nursing education, as well as the perception of nursing. More...
Smart food choices for a healthy life
Keeping school-aged children engaged can be challenging but a health promotion practicum group did just that at West Philadelphia’s Belmont Charter School in April. Creative teaching plans brought nutrition and fitness concepts to life. More...
Healing and hope in Boston                                                  As Sue Ellen Alderman, clinical instructor, comes to terms with her own experiences while running in the recent Boston Marathon, she shares the story with students to alert them to the importance of disaster preparedness and searches for ways to help participants heal. More...
Exploring nursing in Ireland, Politics and policy: A role for nurses,  Admiral Fallon visits College of Nursing More College news...

2013-2014 EVENTS

June 6-9 - Reunion Weekend, special events for our BSNExpress second degree grads and PhD alumni

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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