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Congratulations on 25 Years at Duquesne!

Congratulations Dr. Lynn Simko on 25 years exemplary service at Duquesne!

Simko 25 years

(left to right, Becky Kronk, Amber Kolesar, Linda Koharchik, Mary Ellen Glasgow, Lynn Simko, Manjulata Evatt, Marie Cippel and Alison Colbert)

Fulbright Scholar

Dr. Khlood SalmanCongratulations to Dr. Khlood Salman on being selected as a Fulbright Scholar to Saudi Arabia for the 2016-17 academic year!

The Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, and it is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. As a Fulbright grantee, Dr. Salman will join the ranks of distinguished participants in the Program. Fulbright alumni have become heads of state, judges, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, CEOs, and university presidents, as well as leading journalists, artists, scientists, and teachers. They include 54 Nobel Laureates, 82 Pulitzer Prize winners, 29 MacArthur Fellows, 16 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients, and thousands of leaders across the private, public and non-profit sectors. Since its beginnings in 1946, more than 360,000 "Fulbrighters" have participated in the Program.

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Congratulations on 25 Years at Duquesne!

Congratulations Dr. Linda Goodfellow on 25 years at Duquesne!

Photo from the 25-Year Dinner...
(left to right, Leah Cunningham, Karen Bova, Maureen Leonardo, Linda Goodfellow, Joan Lockhart)

25 years at DU

Faculty Accepted into NLN's Lead Institute

Dr. Linda KoharchikDr. Linda Koharchik was accepted into the NLN's Lead Institute. Lead is a 1-year leadership development program designed for the nurse educator who has experienced a rapid transition to a leadership position or aspires to lead.

During this year-long program, a cohort of peers examines organizational systems and leadership processes focusing on strategic planning, building high performance teams, financial management, and developing a personal career plan to advance in organizational leadership. Throughout the program participants will be encouraged to individually grow and the program fosters interactions within the cohort. Specific objectives include:

  • Examine key issues in organizational dynamics
  • Identify ways to develop effective high performing teams
  • Develop the art of negotiation and communication within groups
  • Create a five-year, focused career plan
  • Implement an individual plan for leadership development
  • Utilize an executive coach

Leading Lady of Pittsburgh Award

Congratulations to Sr. Rosemary Donley for being named a "Leading Lady" of Pittsburgh. Sr. Rosemary was honored by Oakland Catholic High School for her many contributions to nursing education and healthcare.

Sr. Donley-Leading Lady Award

Sr. Donley and faculty at the "Leading Lady" gala.

Dean Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Congratulations to Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow for being chosen as the 2013 Distinguished Alumni from Gwynedd-Mercy College!

The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest alumni honor that Gwynedd-Mercy College bestows upon an outstanding alumna or alumnus. The award salutes the achievements of outstanding alumni whose "personal lives, professional achievements, and community service exemplify the objectives of their alma mater."

Cover Article Published

Congratulations to Dr. Betsy Guimond and Dr. Khlood Salman for their cover article, "Modesty Matters: Cultural Sensitivity and Cervical Cancer Prevention in Muslim Women in the United States" in the most recent edition of Nursing for Women's Health!

Book Published

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Congratulations to Dr. Alicia Culleiton and Dr. Yvonne Weideman on their upcoming  book publishing. NCLEX-RN Flash Review features more than 600 terms and concepts that are commonly tested on the NCLEX-RN exam. This portable, quick-review study guide goes beyond just facts and definitions and delves into actual nursing processes. It's the perfect companion to any NCLEX-RN study plan and gives you the intensive review you need for test success!


CEU Publications

Congratulations to Dr. Alicia Culleiton and Dr. Yvonne Weideman for their recent CEU publications!
Dr. Culleiton authored "What is Evidence-Based Practice" which will be available via Western Schools Continuing Education Courses* by the end of the month. This is a 2 credit CEU.

Both Drs. Culleiton and Wiedeman authored the CE publication "Arterial Blood Gases: A Systematic and Easy Approach" published also by the Western Schools and will be available for completion in the next couple of months. This is a 2 credit CEU.

If anyone would like to complete the CEUs or see a copy, please contact Dr. Culleiton.

*Western Schools is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

Book Published

NCLEX-RN: Power PracticeDr. Alicia Culleiton and Dr. Yvonne Weideman published the book titled "NCLEX-RN: Power Practice." This book offers what every candidate preparing for the NCLEX-RN Exam is looking for - powerful practice. With three practice tests that mirror the actual exam, NCLEX-RN: Power Practice offers the comprehensive preparation needed to pass the NCLEX-RN and secure a job as a registered nurse. It includes THREE comprehensive practice exams in the book plus FREE access to innovative NCLEX-RN mobile flashcards.

Book Receives 5-Star Review

Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing PracticeDr. Mary Ellen Glasgow's book "Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice" has received a 2013 5-Star Review from Doody's scoring a perfect 100 score. Only 8% of medical books reviewed by Doody's receive this highest rating. The book was also the 2011 AJN Book of the Year.

Here is the official Doody's review:

Kathleen M. Woodruff, RN, MS, CRNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)

This book explores the historical and evolving role of the new doctoral advanced practice registered nurse (DAPRN). The multiple authors add to the richness of the book, presenting diverse views of faculty, executives, practitioners, and scholars.

The authors describe the current role issues of the DAPRN and reflect on a wide range of ideals and concerns. This book is the first to exclusively examine the evolving and expanding role functions of the DNP graduate. The authors do an excellent job.

This is intended for use by DNP prepared nurses and DNP students, as well as faculty of DNP programs. This book should provide insight into DNP role development courses and courses covering contemporary DNP issues.

The book focuses on presenting a stimulating and provocative discussion of issues important to DNP education, core competencies, and evolving role development. The first section details the historical background related to the development of the DNP role and how it differs from the masters and PhD degrees. The second section describes and expands on four of the basic roles of the DNP graduate.
The final section reviews important competencies such as leadership, technology, and negotiation skills. The reflective responses are a wonderful component of the book, providing valuable commentary that either supports or challenges the opinions of each chapter author(s).

This is a unique book that will be valuable to both graduate students and professional advanced practice nurses. Since the role of the DNP graduate is evolving, this is an important contribution to the field. It focuses on the developing discussion of practice and graduate degrees in the field of nursing and provides up-to-date information about the evolving and expanding roles of DNP graduate nurses.

Faculty Presents National Webinar

Dr. Rebecca Kronk will be presenting a national webinar on Fragile X Associated Disorders with Dr. Robyn Filipink on Feb 20th, 2-3 pm EST. The webinar is sponsored by the ARC of the United States and the CDC as a health awareness event for the HealthMeet project.