NCLEX Review Winner
Congratulations to senior Anne Snyder for winning the AfterCollege/Hurst Review Services 30-day Online NCLEX Review! AfterCollege is the largest career network for college students and recent graduates. They are working to eliminate unemployment among college students and recent grads by helping students explore jobs and internships.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholarships
Five nursing students in the Second Degree BSN program were awarded an academic scholarship from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The grant is administered through the foundation's New Careers in Nursing scholarship program and is the fourth year that the School of Nursing has received funding.
Front: Lashiwe Pepala and Fatima Salim
Back: Eric Devine, Albert Collins and David Mwangi
Duquesne University Scholarships
Congratulations to the following students for being awarded scholarships by the University:
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NLN Foundation Scholarship Winner
Congratulations to current PhD student, Lisa Harris, for receiving the 2013 NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Scholarship!
Organization Delivers Clothing
Freshman nursing student Kaleigh Hudak and Dr. Beth Grabiak delivered clothing on behalf of the Nurses Christian Fellowship to a very appreciativeelementary school in Fayette County. Thanks to all who participated in the bake sale that funded the clothing!
2013 Mamie Garland Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to Duquesne University students Autumn Ficklin, Charisse Skinner and University of Pittsburgh student, Cassandra Tavares!
Students' Article Published
Congratulations to our sophomore students Allison Gilmore, Emma Kaizer, Blake Roach, Samantha Buffalini, Katie Elliot, and Marguerite Dickenson! Their article "Applying Holistic Health Care in the Workplace" is on the Oncology Nursing Society's web site!
Student NP of the Year
Congratulations to FNP student Valerie Machajewksi, who was chosen as the Student NP of Year by the NP Association of Southwestern PA. This is a competition among all the NP schools in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
NLN Education Summit
Congratulations to doctoral student Lisa Whitfield-Harris who has been selected as one of the 2013 Doctoral Students for the NLN Education Summit! She will attend the "Becoming a Researcher in Nursing Education" special session for Doctoral Students and moderate/introduce the speakers at two Summit concurrent session.
Students Win Awards at Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium
Undergraduate research, creativity and achievements was exhibited at the annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium (URSS) on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
Now in its fifth year, the symposium has grown since its inaugural year, which included just over 40 entries, to this year with more than 106 entries and more than 160 participants.
School of Nursing Undergraduate Research Award winners:
- "Grandparents Raising Grandchildren" by Lauren Jenkins, Morgan Leaventon, Shannon Mickey, Kaitlin O'Dell, Kerri Pavlik, Maggie Qualey, Rachel Stoyanoff, Elizabeth Visco
- "Becoming Clinically Competent Nurses through Community Based Research" by Lauren Jenkins, Morgan Leaventon, Shannon Mickey, Kaitlin O'Dell, Kerri Pavlik, Maggie Qualey, Rachel Stoyanoff, Elizabeth Visco
Graduate Students Awarded the JHF Jonas Salk Fellowship
Congratulations to Mary Kay Loughran, DNP student, and Ruth Irwin, PhD student, on becoming Jonas Salk Fellows! The Jonas Salk Fellowship is an educational program of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation. The Fellowship is a unique educational program that brings together students from a diverse array of health-related graduate programs throughout the region to discuss paramount issues confronting health, health care and our society. This year, the Jonas Salk Fellowship will focus on cultivating leadership skills through a series of sessions on topics ranging from creating transparency to improving organizational performance.
Bill Gourash, PhD student
His article, "Longitudinal assessment of bariatric surgery (LABS): retention strategy and results at 24 months" will be in the upcoming issue of the journal Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases
Joyce Victor-Chmil, PhD student
Victor-Chmil, J. (2013, January/February). Critical thinking versus clinical reasoning versus clinical judgment: Differential diagnosis.Nurse Educator. 38(1), 34-36.