School of Nursing News
Dean Receives FAAN Distinction
We are happy to announce that Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow has received the distinction of FAAN from the American Academy of Nursing!
"The American Academy of Nursing's approximately 2,068 Fellows are nursing leaders in education, management, practice and research. Fellows represent association executives; university presidents, chancellors and deans; state and federal political appointees; hospital chief executives and vice presidents for nursing; nurse consultants; and researchers and entrepreneurs.
Invitation to Fellowship is more than recognition of one's accomplishments within the nursing profession. Academy Fellows also have a responsibility to contribute their time and energies to the Academy, and to engage with other health care leaders outside the Academy in transforming America's health care system by
- Enhancing the quality of health and nursing care;
- Promoting healthy aging and human development across the life continuum;
- Reducing health disparities and inequalities;
- Shaping healthy behaviors and environments;
- Integrating mental and physical health care; and
- Strengthening the nursing and health care delivery system, nationally and internationally"
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholarships
Duquesne University School of Nursing has again received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) through its New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program. The $50,000 grant consists of 5 - $10,000 scholarships awarded to Second Degree BSN students who meet the criteria: underrepresented in nursing and/or financial need. The RWJF NCIN Scholars' program focuses on the recruitment, retention, mentoring, leadership development of underrepresented students.
Article on RN+WIN Program
Read the Pittsburgh Senior News article "RN+WIN program is win-win for retired nurses and the older adults they serve"
Article about Nursing Students in the Community
Ranked Among the Top 50 Most Social Media Friendly Nursing School for 2012
The staff at Nursing-School.com literally spent countless hours evaluating hundreds of nursing schools to find out which ones have the strongest social media presence. The scores take into account both the number of followers and the amount of activity on the three most popular sites: Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, as well as the number of followers on LinkedIn. Read more...
Ranks Graduate Nursing Program 7th!
See the complete list and read the methodology for the ranking.
School Presents Award to Public Affairs
The School of Nursing presented Richard Tourtellott, Marketing Communications Manager, with an award in recognition of his outstanding performance and commitment to excellence.
Cherith Simmer, Assistant Dean, School of Nursing, with Richard Tourtellott, Marketing Communications Manager, and Bridget Fare-Obersteiner, Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs.
The Nurse-Managed Wellness Center (NMWC) becomes a Contributor Choice Agency with United Way of Allegheny County
In 2012, the Nurse-Managed Wellness Center became a new Contributor Choice agency for the United Way of Allegheny County. The NMWC meets the mission statement by providing disease prevention, health promotion, and wellness services to community dwelling vulnerable older adults in Allegheny County. Contributions to the Duquesne University School of Nursing NMWC can be made through the United Way of Allegheny County by directing your United Way donation to Contributor Choice agency (#11014206) or writing in The Duquesne University School of Nursing Nurse-Managed Wellness Center.
Read more about the United Way of Allegheny County
Mayor's Proclamation Spotlights Nursing School Center
A proclamation read on Sept. 10 in City Council Chambers, Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl recognized nursing faculty members Dr. Leni Resick and Maureen Leonardo for the vital role they and the School of Nursing play in helping the city improve the lives of older adults.
Resick and Leonardo serve as director and manager, respectively, of the School of Nursing's Nurse Managed Wellness Center (NMWC), which for 18 years has marshaled faculty, alumni and student volunteers to deliver services that help Pittsburgh seniors remain healthy and live independently. The NMWC works collaboratively with the city and currently operates eight sites in Pittsburgh neighborhoods.
In the proclamation, the Mayor declared September 10 as Citiparks Healthy Active Living Day and the month as National Senior Center Month in the city. While doing so, he thanked the School of Nursing for their essential role in making the moniker "Most Livable City as true for older adults as it is for everyone else.
Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl with members of the nursing
faculty (left) Dr. Leni Resick and Maureen Leonardo.
New Nursing Dean Named
President Dr. Charles J. Dougherty has named Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow as dean of the School of Nursing. She will succeed Dr. Eileen Zungolo, who is retiring after serving in her role for 10 years. Read more...
National League for Nursing Center of Excellence
Duquesne University School of Nursing has once again been designated as a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence in Nursing Education. Read the press release.
Nursing School Provides Most NFLP Loans to Future Nurse-Educators in PA
The School of Nursing is administering a high volume of low-interest loans to future nurse-educators through the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP), a federal program created to help address the nursing shortage. Read more...