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School of Nursing News

FNP Certification Exam Pass Rate

Congratulations to our MSN and Post-masters Certificate FNP students, whose combined pass rate for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program examination was 94%!

New International Centre of Excellence for Nursing Scholarship

Dr. Rick ZouchaThe Executive Board of the Collegia IPASVI of Rome has invited Dr. Rick Zoucha to be a member of the International Scientific Committee of the Centre of Excellence for Nursing Scholarship. This ambitious project aims at setting up for the first time ever in Italy a systematic process to develop the Culture of Scholarship, as a catalyst for the innovation and success of nursing. Congratulations Dr. Zoucha!

Article on VBSN Library Project

Working with the Duquesne University School of Nursing and Office of Military and Veteran Students, Duquesne's Gumberg Library used grant funds to purchase a collection of resources that address the social, economic, physical, and psychological issues veterans face in the transition to civilian and student life.

Collaboration between an Academic Library and Campus Partners to Connect with Military and Veteran Students

Adjunct Faculty Publication

Congratulations to adjunct faculty member, Juliet Mancino, on a recent publication in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship!
Juliet teaches Nutrition to our Freshman students.

Trajectories of Weight Change and Predictors Over 18-Month Weight Loss Treatment
Yaguang Zheng, Susan M. Sereika, Cynthia A. Danford, Christopher C. Imes, Rachel Woodson Goode, Juliet Mancino and Lora E. Burke. Version of Record online: 2 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/jnu.12283

Student Affairs News

Kate DeLucaCongratulations to Kate DeLuca, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, who has been accepted to the 2017 NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education's Institute for Aspiring Vice Presidents for Student Affairs.

25 Years of Service at Duquesne

A dinner was recently held for faculty and staff with 25 years of service!

25 years

Karen Bova, Dr. Linda Goodfellow, Maureen Leonardo, Leah Cunningham, Dr. Lynn Simko, President Gormley, and Dr. Joan Such Lockhart

$10,000 BAYADA Award Winners

Congratulations to Yvonne Weideman, Joan Lockhart, Marie Panas and colleagues at Ashland University who will receive The 2016 BAYADA Award for Technological Innovation in Health Care Education for their virtual simulation to enhance cultural competency. The BAYADA Award for Technological Innovation in Health Care Education recognizes health care providers who have made significant contributions to education through the development or adoption of new technologies. Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions facilitates the award of $10,000 for an innovation in Health Care Education. Read the press release...

Bayada Award

Creative Teaching Award Winners

Creative Teaching AwardCongratulations to Dr. Melanie Turk and Dr. Alison Colbert who implemented a low-fidelity simulation for students in UPNS 114 Service Learning: Health in Communities. The project, "Building Empathy: Using Simulation to Help Nursing Students Understand the Experience of Poverty," is an innovative, low-cost, and powerful teaching methodology to increase empathy for the lived experience of socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals. Drs. Turk and Colbert have implemented mini-simulations where students experience the life of a socioeconomically disadvantaged person or family. Students experience first-hand the barriers, frustrations, and fears associated with living in poverty in this simulated exercise. This is the fourth consecutive year that a SON faculty member has won this award!

Dr. Sekula Publishes Book

Congratulations to Dr. Kathleen Sekula on her recent book!

A Practical Guide to Forensic Nursing: Incorporating Forensic Principles Into Nursing Practice
By: by Angela F. Amar (Author), L. Kathleen Sekula (Author)

book signingVictims of violence are unfortunately ever-present in healthcare today. Regardless of the setting, nurses are often the first to interact with victims and regularly must step into uncomfortable or difficult situations. To ensure patient and provider safety and enable the best possible outcomes, every nurse should be well-versed in forensic and theoretical issues of violence. A Practical Guide to Forensic Nursing is an evidence-based guide to understanding and applying forensic nursing science. Authors Angela F. Amar and L. Kathleen Sekula introduce practical and theoretical perspectives on violence and provide valuable resources, including injury assessment and violence prevention strategies as well as an overview of relevant legal, ethical, societal, and policy issues. Whether you are a student, new nurse, or experienced clinician, you will find the right tools and strategies to broaden your understanding of violence and help you integrate forensic science into your patient care.