Nursing Alumni Board Candidates
2016 Candidates for Nursing Alumni Board
- BSN Penn State University - 1982
- MSN Duquesne University - 199
- VP of Heritage Valley Foundation Board
- Clinical nursing experience includes medical intensive care, peritoneal & hemodialysis, thoracic surgery & elementary school nursing
- Nurse Manager of a Medical ICU and Thoracic Unit
- Nurse Educator of ICU, Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplant and Medical/surgical Units
- Board Member of Sewickley's Relay For Life, American Cancer Society
- Bridge Instructor at Moon Middle School After- School Program.
Meghan graduated from Duquesne University School of Nursing in May 2009. After seeking employment and passing her boards, she moved to Squirrel Hill and began her nursing career working for UPMC St. Margaret on a Medical-Surgical/Hematology/Oncology Unit. She also served on the Magnet Steering Committee and became NIH Stroke-certified in 2013. Meghan worked as a Professional Staff Nurse until 2014, where she was promoted to a Clinician. She currently serves as the Chair of the Nursing Informatics Council and Nursing Advocacy Committee. Meghan is also a member of the Regulatory Champion Team, Chair/Co-Chair Committee, Patient Care Services Division, and several task forces hospital wide at UPMC St. Margaret. In addition, she also is a participant of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and Sigma Theta Tau International. In April 2016, Meghan was chosen to attend the PSNA Star Leadership Conference in Gettysburg, and will also attend the 2016 ANCC Magnet Conference in Orlando, Florida, this upcoming October. She was recently recognized as a UPMC ACES award recipient. Meghan is currently enrolled in a Master of Sciences in Nursing program with a concentration in Education and Administration at Waynesburg University. When Meghan is not working, she enjoys spending time with her fiance, family, and friends, gardening, and traveling.
Jamie Craven Clarke
Jamie earned both her BSN (2007) and MSN (2014) from Duquesne University's School of Nursing. She currently practices as a family nurse practitioner at UPMC, where she specializes in caring for the needs of the neurological surgery patient.
She initially began her nursing career in the cardiovascular intensive care unit at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. There, she completed one of the very first hospital based graduate nurse residency programs and spent three years caring for children and young adults with congenital heart defects. In addition, she spent an additional two years as a clinician with the interventional radiology department.
In 2012, she switched her focus from pediatrics to the care of the surgical patient and began working in the recovery room at UPMC Passavant.
Recently, she has graciously accepted a position as a part time adjunct clinical faculty member with the family nurse practitioner program at Duquense.
Jamie resides in the Wexford area with her husband Edward, and three pug puppies. She enjoys singing, traveling, and also exploring unique coffee shops around the Pittsburgh area.
Danielle Weaver, BSN, RN
Danielle is a second-degree nurse. Before her "nursing life" began, she graduated from the University of Florida in 2012 with a BA in English and minors in Communication Studies and Mass Communication. After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles, CA and began working as Managing Editor at an independent textbook publishing company. Unfulfilled with her job, Danielle decided to switch to the non-profit world with an afterschool children's program in Los Angeles, where she discovered that she loved her newfound ability to give back to the community in which she lived. As she became more interested in health issues, however, she discovered she was limited by her education as to what she could do. When her husband was moved to Pittsburgh for work, Danielle took the opportunity to not only change cities, but careers as well. She received her BSN from Duquesne University in 2015 and began working in Critical Care. Danielle became involved with PSNA immediately after graduation, creating and acting as Editor-in-Chief of the Young Nurse Professionals e-newsletter. As she transitions from full-time staff nurse to stay-at-home mom, she has become increasingly involved in PSNA, acting as the Northwest Leader of the Young Nurse Professionals group. Danielle is excited to begin her involvement with the DUSON Alumni Association and provide opportunities for alumni!