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Distinguished Nursing Alumni

Dr. Anne Bavier
Anne R. Bavier, PhD, RN, FAAN

PhD 2003

  • Dean, University of Texas, Arlington 
  • President-Elect of the NLN
Susan Beck Larson
Susan Beck Larson, PhD, APRN, AOCN, FAAN

BSN 1974 

  • Oncology Nursing Society Nurse Researcher of the Year 2012
Rita Carty
Rita Carty, DNSc, RN,  FAAN

BSN 1965

  • Former Dean, School of Nursing, George Mason University
  • Past President, American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Deborah Coltrane
Deborah Coltrane, MBA, MSN, RN

BSN 1973

  • Vice-President for Corporate Relations, PocketNurse
Lana DeRuyter
Lana deRuyter, PhD, RN

PhD 2008

  • Dean of Allied Health, Emergency Services and Nursing, Delaware County Community College
Judy Didion
Judy Didion, PhD, MSN, RN

PhD 2007

  • Dean and Professor, College of Nursing, Lourdes University
James Doelling
James Doelling MS, BSN, RN

BSN, 1988

  • Chief Nurse, Inpatient Surgery & Mental Health, PCS, Hines VA Hospital
"I am so thankful for my time at Duquesne. I grew tremendously as a person and obtained so much confidence and pride. I will be forever appreciative."
Sr. Mary Jean Flaherty
Sr. Mary Jean Flaherty, PhD, RN, FAAN

BSN 1956

  • Former Dean, The Catholic University of America
Maryann Fralic
Maryann Fralic, DrPH, RN, FAAN

BSN 1960

  • Former Chief Nursing Officer, Professor Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, John Hopkins University
  • Duquesne Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni
Faye Grund
Faye Grund, PhD, APRN

PhD 2013

  • Dean and Administrative Officer, Ashland University
Sr. Louise Grundish
Sr. Louise Grundish, MEd, MNEd, BSN, RN

BSN, Med 1963

  • Current President of Archivists of Congregations of Womens Religions (ACWR)
  • Chair of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill Bicentennial Committee - celebrating the foundation of Sisters of Charity in the United States by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in 1809
Diane Hupp
Diane Hupp, MSN, RN 

BSN 1987, MSN 1995

  • Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Ruth E. Irwin
Ruth E. Irwin, PhD, RN

PhD 2013

  • Director of Nursing Programs at Westmoreland County Community College
Barbara Colin
Barbara Karaktkey Colin, MSN, BSN, RN

BSN 1971

  • Chief Nursing Officer, Bayada Nurses, Moorestown, NJ
Mary (Mallie) Kozy
Mary (Mallie) Kozy, PhD, APRN, BC, RN

PhD 2007

  • Dean, Linfield College School of Nursing, Portland, OR
Leah Laffey
Leah Laffey, DNP, RN

BSN 1984, MSN 1987, DNP 2010

CEO, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley

Richard Longo
Richard Longo, RN, FACHE, FACMPE

BSN 1975

  • Senior Vice President, Network Management, Devon Health Services
Stephanie Marshall
Stephanie Kopp Marshall, MSN, RN

BSN 1975

  • Director for Community Partnerships for the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
  • October 2014 - Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing
Carolynn Masters
Carolynn Masters, PhD, RN

PhD 2000

  • Provost and Academic Vice President of Gannon University in Erie, PA
Maribeth McLaughlin
Maribeth McLaughlin, MPM, BSN, RN

BSN 1985

  • Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, UPMC Magee-Women's Hospital
Denise McNulty
Denise McNulty, DNP, RN

DNP 2010

  •  Chief Nursing Officer, Park Royal Hospital
Diane Mead
Diane Mead, BSN, RN

BSN 1989

  • President and CEO, Bethany Hospice
Ramona Nelson
Ramona Nelson, PhD, RN-BC, ANEF, FAAN

BSN 1966

  • Professor Emerita, Slippery Rock University
  • President, Ramona Nelson Consulting
Wendy Robinson
Wendy Robinson, PhD, RN, FNP-BC,CNE

MSN 2008, PhD 2012

  • President/CEO, Helene Fuld College of Nursing
Andrea Mazzoccoli
Andrea Schmid-Mazzoccoli, Phd, RN, FAAN

BSN, MBA 1997

  • Chief Nursing Officer, Bon Secours Health System
  • Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow
Lori Schumacher
Lori Schumacher Anderson, PhD, RN

PhD 2004

  • Associate Dean Academic Affairs, Associate Professor, Georgia Health Sciences University
Siniscalchi
Major General Kimberly Siniscalchi, MSN, BSN, RN

BSN 1979

Marlaine Smith
Marlaine C. Smith, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN

BSN 1972

  • Dean and Helen K. Persson Eminent Scholar for the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University
Amy Smith
Amy Smith, DNP, RN

DNP 2012

  • Chief Operating Officer, Sharon Regional Health System
Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow
Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow, PhD, RN, FAAN

PhD 2002

  • Dean and Professor, Duquesne University School of Nursing
  • Former Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow
Suzan Ulrich
Suzan Ulrich, DrPH, CNM, FACNM

BSN 1976

  • Assistant Dean for Graduate Nursing Programs, St. Catherine University
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow
Patricia Valoon
Patricia Valoon, MSN, RN

MSN 1965

  • Retired, Senior Administrator and Chief Nursing Officer, New York University Langone Medical Center
Sr. Carol Zupancic
Sister Carol Zupancic, MSN, BSN, RN

BSN 1975

  • Former Vice President of Nursing at St. Francis Hospital