School of Nursing News
Grant Awarded for White Coat Ceremony
The School of Nursing is one of the inaugural schools selected to take part in the Arnold P. Gold Foundation White Coat Ceremony for Nurses, in collaboration with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The ceremony will be held in Fall, 2014.
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation (APGF): As a growing, international not-for-profit organization we have a critical mission: to optimize the experience and outcomes of health care for both patients and practitioners by promoting care that is as humanistic as it is technologically sophisticated. The Arnold P. Gold Foundation works with physicians and nurses in training and in practice, as well as other members of the healthcare team, to instill a culture of respect, dignity and compassion for both patients and professionals. When skilled practitioners build caring, trusting and collaborative relationships with patients, studies reveal more appropriate medical decisions, better patient adherence with treatment plans, and less costly healthcare outcomes. Learn more at www.humanism-in-medicine.org.
School Receives Scholarship Donation
The school received a $1,000 scholarship donation from Nurses Lounge, an online network for nurses to collaborate, exchange professional advice, and share new ideas. We were awarded this scholarship for haveing achieved 100 members on Nurses Lounge. Sign up today!
Three Faculty Named American Academy of Nursing Fellows
Congratualtions to Dr. Lenore Resick, Dr. Linda Goodfellow and Dr. Rick Zoucha, who will be inducted as fellows during the AAN Conference in October!
Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow, professor and dean, presented The Quandary of Leadership Development in the Professional Doctorate Curricula: Exploring Content and Context on April 10 at the fourth International Conference on Professional Doctorates hosted by the UK Council for Graduate Education at Middlesex University in Wales.
Volunteer Program Wins Award
Congratulations to our Retired Nurses Working in Neighborhoods (RN+WIN) program! The RN+WIN program has won a Jefferson Award for being the Best Volunteer Group in the Pittsburgh region. Since 2006, the volunteers of the RN+WIN program have given their time and expertise to providing disease prevention, health promotion and wellness services to the elderly living in Pittsburgh communities. These services are provided in conjunction with the Duquesne University School of Nursing Community-Based Health & Wellness Center for Older Adults which collaborates with the city of Pittsburgh to provide services in seven CitiParks Senior Centers and three apartment buildings.
School Receives Grant
The Jonas Foundation, The Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, has chosen Duquesne University School of Nursing to participate in the Jonas Scholars program for 2014 with a $30,000 grant to support one PhD Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar, one PhD Jonas Veterans Healthcare Scholar, and one DNP Jonas Veterans Healthcare Scholar. Congratulations to Drs. Alison Colbert and Melissa Kalarchian on their successful grant application!
U.S. News & World Report Ranks Graduate Nursing Program 6th!
The Duquesne University School of Nursing has been ranked No. 6 in the nation among the Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs by U.S. News and World Report. Read more...