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"
Congratulations to Dr. Alicia Culleiton and Dr. Yvonne Weideman on their upcoming book publishing. NCLEX-RN Flash Review features more than 600 terms and concepts that are commonly tested on the NCLEX-RN exam. This portable, quick-review study guide goes beyond just facts and definitions and delves into actual nursing processes. It's the perfect companion to any NCLEX-RN study plan and gives you the intensive review you need for test success!
Congratulations to Dr. Alicia Culleiton and Dr. Yvonne Weideman for their recent CEU publications!
Dr. Culleiton authored "What is Evidence-Based Practice" which will be available via Western Schools Continuing Education Courses* by the end of the month. This is a 2 credit CEU.
Both Drs. Culleiton and Wiedeman authored the CE publication "Arterial Blood Gases: A Systematic and Easy Approach" published also by the Western Schools and will be available for completion in the next couple of months. This is a 2 credit CEU.
If anyone would like to complete the CEUs or see a copy, please contact Dr. Culleiton.
*Western Schools is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).
Dr. Alicia Culleiton and Dr. Yvonne Weideman published the book titled "NCLEX-RN: Power Practice." This book offers what every candidate preparing for the NCLEX-RN Exam is looking for - powerful practice. With three practice tests that mirror the actual exam, NCLEX-RN: Power Practice offers the comprehensive preparation needed to pass the NCLEX-RN and secure a job as a registered nurse. It includes THREE comprehensive practice exams in the book plus FREE access to innovative NCLEX-RN mobile flashcards.
Faculty Receives Honorary Degree
Congratulations to Sr. Rosemary Donley who received an Honorary Doctor in Humane Letters from Seton Hall University College of Nursing at the College's Diamond Jubilee Celebration. Sr. Donley was instrumental in helping Seton Hall charter their Sigma Theta Tau honor society and a key advisor in helping to launch their PhD in Nursing program.
American Journal of Nursing's Book of the Year
Dean Mary Ellen Glasgow, Dr. Michael Dreher, Associate Professor, Drexel University, and Carl Oxholm III, President of Arcadia University, and a higher education attorney won the prestigious 2012 American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Award, 1st place in the Nursing Education category for their book, "Legal Issues Confronting Today’s Nursing Faculty" which is aimed at developing nursing faculty’s legal knowledge.
Book Receives 5-Star Review
Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow's book "Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice" has received a 2013 5-Star Review from Doody's scoring a perfect 100 score. Only 8% of medical books reviewed by Doody's receive this highest rating. The book was also the 2011 AJN Book of the Year.
Here is the official Doody's review:
Kathleen M. Woodruff, RN, MS, CRNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
This book explores the historical and evolving role of the new doctoral advanced practice registered nurse (DAPRN). The multiple authors add to the richness of the book, presenting diverse views of faculty, executives, practitioners, and scholars.
The authors describe the current role issues of the DAPRN and reflect on a wide range of ideals and concerns. This book is the first to exclusively examine the evolving and expanding role functions of the DNP graduate. The authors do an excellent job.
This is intended for use by DNP prepared nurses and DNP students, as well as faculty of DNP programs. This book should provide insight into DNP role development courses and courses covering contemporary DNP issues.
The book focuses on presenting a stimulating and provocative discussion of issues important to DNP education, core competencies, and evolving role development. The first section details the historical background related to the development of the DNP role and how it differs from the masters and PhD degrees. The second section describes and expands on four of the basic roles of the DNP graduate.
The final section reviews important competencies such as leadership, technology, and negotiation skills. The reflective responses are a wonderful component of the book, providing valuable commentary that either supports or challenges the opinions of each chapter author(s).
This is a unique book that will be valuable to both graduate students and professional advanced practice nurses. Since the role of the DNP graduate is evolving, this is an important contribution to the field. It focuses on the developing discussion of practice and graduate degrees in the field of nursing and provides up-to-date information about the evolving and expanding roles of DNP graduate nurses.
Faculty to Present National Webinar
Dr. Rebecca Kronk will be presenting a national webinar on Fragile X Associated Disorders with Dr. Robyn Filipink on Feb 20th, 2-3 pm EST. The webinar is sponsored by the ARC of the United States and the CDC as a health awareness event for the HealthMeet project.
Two Faculty Members Appointed New Gaultier Fellows
Congratulations to Dr. Rebecca Kronk and. Dr. Yvonne Weideman! In support of its commitment to service-learning, Duquesne has announced the creation of a new fellowship for University faculty. The first Gaultier Fellows-named in honor of the late Spiritan, the Rev. Mathurin Gaultier, C.S.Sp.,-will begin their appointments during the 2012-13 academic year. Read more about the Gaultier Fellows.
2012 Cameos of Caring
Congratulations to Dr. Joan Such Lockhart, recipient of the 2012 Cameos of Caring Nurse Educator Award.
Other alumni awardees include:
Nurse Educator Award
Wendeline J. Grbach, MSN 2002 - UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing
Shelley M. Grubbs, BSN 1991 - VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Heinz Division
Jenna Rose Jasek, BSN 2009 - UPMC McKeesport
Edward Monroe, BSN 1997 - UPMC Mercy
Nursing Professor Earns Distinguished NLN Fellowship
The National League for Nursing's Academy of Nursing Education has selected Dr. Joan Such Lockhart as one of its prestigious fellows in recognition of her many contributions to nursing education. Read more...
Faculty Presents at the Boom & Bust Conference
Dr. Lenore Resick presented her study "The Meaning of Health among Mid-Appalachian Women within the Context of the Environment" at the Boom & Bust conference, Nov. 12-13. The conference, co-sponsored by Duquesne's Institute for Energy and the Environment and Penn State University, explored practical and research based cyclical impacts of extraction industries on local economic, social and health issues. Listen to an interview of Dr. Resick (scroll down to "Study Looks at Appalachian Women, Drilling, and Health")
Faculty is Keynote Speaker at International Conference
Dr. Leni Resick was the keynote speaker on Nurse Managed Wellness Centers (NMWC) at the 9th International Conference of the Research Institute of Nursing Science, Seoul University, Korea in May 2012. She was invited because of her role as Director of the School of Nursing's NMWC, which is among the longest sustainable academic nurse-managed wellness centers in the United States. She was the only person from the United States at this conference. The audience included nurses from Mongolia, the Phillipines, Thailand, Singapore, China, HongKong, and other Asian counties. Other speakers at this international conference included Dr. Diana Lee, HongKong Chinese University, Hongkong, China; Dr. Yu Liu Peking University, China; and Dr. Misoon Song, Seoul National University.
Congratulations to Dr. Lynn Simko who has won the university's Creative Teaching Award for her use of simulation in teaching senior nursing students. The purpose of these awards is to recognize faculty members who have implemented innovative ways of teaching and have assessed the impact on student learning. The innovation may have been used at other institutions or in other fields, but must be newly adapted to Duquesne.
2013 Duquesne University Creative Teaching Award
Dr. Yvonne Weideman and Dr. Cindy Walters have been selected as recipients of the Duquesne University Creative Teaching Award for 2013 for their innovative pedagogy, The Virtual Clinic. This innovation is important for several reasons:
- the scarcity of appropriate maternal/child/pediatric clinical sites
- the ability to standardize the simulated clinical experience to enhance and measure student learning
- the ability to tailor maternal/child health needs so students can provide culturally appropriate risk reduction strategies and interventions to parents and caregivers
- ease of use/functionality of the technology
- the ability to replicate and adapt to other majors
Research Study Receives Funding
Congratulations to Dr. Rick Zoucha, PI, along with co-investigators Yinka Agana-Williams (Director of AJAPO), Kathy Mayle and Shirley Smith. Their proposal, Promoting Health and Health Care Access in the African and Afro-Caribbean Community: A Participatory Action Research Study, was selected for funding via The State of Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (C.U.R.E.) Program (Tobacco Settlement Act).