September 2013

Crisp fall days, big backpacks and loads of activity in Driscoll Hall. Welcome, September!

Save the date! October 9th DNP Virtual Open House
Advanced practice nurses...No matter where you are, you won't have to miss the DNP Virtual Open House on October 9th. Mark your calendar and register today! Get ready to learn more about your post-master's DNP. Want to come to campus to learn more? Attend our October 30th Information Session in Driscoll Hall.

Your Nursing Alumni Association membership
It's time to renew--or start--your Nursing Alumni Association membership! New grads enjoy their first year free of charge. Your membership helps support the College and the next generation of Villanova nurses and provides a great networking tool. Join or renew today!

Dr. Linda Copel inducted into NLN Academy 
A stellar clinician, teacher, mentor and scholar, Dr. Linda Copel is highly regarded as an educator and specialist in psychiatric-mental health nursing.  She has influenced countless undergraduate and graduate students from the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Copel was recently recognized for the breadth and depth of her contributions with induction into the NLN Academy of Nursing Education. More...

CE partners for "Coordinating Care in a Fragmented System”
The College's Continuing Education program has partnered with Geneia, a healthcare innovations company, to provide CE related to the  new roles for nurses and social workers in accountable care organizations. "Coordinating Care in a Fragmented System" is a 10-week course with the Massachusetts Hospital Association. The goal of the program is to prepare participants to effectively manage populations in order to improve health outcomes and patient satisfaction, while also reducing costs. More...

Immersion with international nurses
Two senior nursing students, Aurora Vandewark and Heather Yin, this summer traveled to Australia to meet and network with global nursing leaders and gain a better understanding of global health issues at the the International Council of Nurses (ICN) celebrated the 25th Quadrennial Congress. More...

Colleen Meakim receives INACSL service award
Colleen Meakim, MSN, RN, director of the Learning Resource Center (LRC) for 14 years, recently received the Service Award of The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning (INACSL) at their 12th Annual conference. She supports and helps develop the simulation program and enhances the College’s simulation lab environment and resources. More...

Now there is an app for that
While a master's student in nursing education, recent alumna Terri-Ann Kelly started working on an application for the ipad and iphone to help nurses and students. RN Cheat Sheet, a free patient care clinical reference, now sits in the Apple store. 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...
Alumni runners and walkers-Dream for Eileen!
Grab a buddy and participate in the Dream for Eileen 5k Run/Walk on campus on October 26th-Homecoming Weekend! Registration is at 8:30am in the Driscoll Hall Lobby with the race starting at 9:30am. Pre-registration & T-shirt order can be completed online at Your $10 helps support Nursing scholarships through the Eileen Shea Lupton ('03 BSN) Memorial Foundation.
More College news...

2013-2014 EVENTS

October 6Open House for High School Students

October 9 - DNP Progam Virtual Open House

October 15 - Building the Bonds of Breastfeeding: New Tools and Perspectives

October 22 - Graduate and Adult Learner Open House

October 26 - Homecoming Weekend and Dream for Eileen 5K

October 30- DNP Progam Information Session

November 10 - Alpha Nu induction

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

December 10 -  Winter Convocation

January 9 -  Launching Careers: Supporting Clinical Practice for Diverse Students

February 25 - Health & Human Values Lecture - A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern Day Slavery - E. Benjamin Skinner, Journalist and former Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University

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 8 - Health & Human Values Lecture - Telehealth as a Tool for Nursing to Address Geographic Health Disparities in Rural Communities - David C. Gordon, MDiv, MSW, LCSW, Director, UVA Office of Telemedicine; Co-Director, The Healthy Appalachia Institute

April 25 - Undergraduate Research Symposium

May 16 - Commencement

May 17 - Convocation /Baccalaureate Mass

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