School of Nursing News
Congratulations to faculty for receiving the following grants:
Dr. Lynn Simko and her colleagues have received funding for their project, "Does a Pain Empathy Kit Increase Empathy for Patients with Chronic Pain in Health Care Students?" from Duquesne's Leach II Fund. This is a great example of a longer-term interdisciplinary collaboration related to the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Sr. Rosemary Donley and David Nolfi have received funding for their project, "Raising Awareness of Human Trafficking among the Public and Research Communities" from Duquesne's Leach II Fund. This is a wonderful collaboration with library intern Liz Walkman in the area of social justice.
Dr. Patricia Watts Kelley - The VBSN (Veteran to BSN) has been extended for one-year
New Jonas Scholars Named
Dr. Colbert has secured $20,000 in funding for two Jonas Scholars who will each receive a $10,000 scholarship matched by the University. This year the program has changed to targeted investments in scholars with specific foci that address the most pressing healthcare needs. Christine Lepianka will be supported for her work in the area of Chronic Health, and Liz Stokes in the area of Psychiatric Mental Health. Congratulations!
Two Faculty, Three Alumni Named American Academy of Nursing Fellows
Dr. Alison Colbert, associate professor and associate dean for academic affairs, and Dr. Becky Kronk, associate professor and chair of the undergraduate nursing programs, have been selected by the American Academy of Nursing as members of its 2018 class of academy fellows.
The following School of Nursing alumni also have been selected as academy fellows:
- Dr. Diane Hupp, vice chair of Duquesne's board of directors and a member of the School of Nursing Advisory Board
- Dr. Hiba Wehbe-Alamah, professor of nursing at the University of Michigan-Flint
- Dr. Emerson Ea, clinical associate professor and assistant dean for clinical and adjunct faculty affairs at New York University's Rory Meyers College of Nursing
Criteria include significant contributions to nursing and health care, and sponsorship by two current academy fellows. Less than 1 percent of nurses are selected as fellows, which is the American Academy of Nursing's highest honor. Fellows are nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy and research.
The new fellows will be inducted during the academy's 2018 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference, which will be held from Nov. 1-3 in Washington, D.C.
Faculty Named AANP Fellow
Congratulations to Dr. Denise Lucas who was inducted into the AANP (American Academy of Nurse Practitioners) as a Fellow!
Established in 2000, the Fellows of the AANP (FAANP) is dedicated to the global advancement of NPs and the high-quality health care they deliver. By engaging recognized NP leaders who have made outstanding contributions to NP education, policy, clinical practice or research, and developing NP leaders of the future, we are furthering the NP profession while enhancing AANP's mission.
Extraordinary Healers Essay Collection
Congratulations to Dr. Joan Such Lockhart on being nominated for the Extraordinary Healer Award! CURE Magazine publishes a book featuring essays about oncology nurses who have proved themselves extraordinary in performing their duties. Dr. Lockhart was nominated with an essay written by Sr. Rosemary Donley. Her essay will be published in the Extraordinary Healers Vol. 12 Essay Collection.
"She has never wavered from her compassion and deep commitment to improve care to persons with cancer and enhance the capabilities of the nurses who care for them."
The School of Nursing has instituted a DAISY Award for Clinical Adjunct Faculty. The inaugural award was given to Colin Smith. Colin implemented a new post conference tool with her clinical group. She received permission to start the program, Beads of Courage, within her clinical group. The program is broken down into 12 intentions. Colin uses the beads to correlate between a learning experience and the intentions. She believes strongly in teaching young nurses to take care of themselves and she wanted to start that in nursing school. Her students said that as soon as they get to clinical post conference, they pull out their beads. It is a nice to time de-stress with a purpose. It is also something they can carry with them throughout their career. This is just one example of the many acts that Colin took throughout this semester to make clinical and enjoyable learning experience. We are so happy to have her as part of the clinical faculty here at Duquesne University. She lives by the mission set by the university and does it with a smile on her face.
FNP Certification Exam Pass Rate
Congratulations to our MSN and Post-masters Certificate FNP students, whose combined pass rate for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program examination was 94%!
New International Centre of Excellence for Nursing Scholarship
The Executive Board of the Collegia IPASVI of Rome has invited Dr. Rick Zoucha to be a member of the International Scientific Committee of the Centre of Excellence for Nursing Scholarship. This ambitious project aims at setting up for the first time ever in Italy a systematic process to develop the Culture of Scholarship, as a catalyst for the innovation and success of nursing. Congratulations Dr. Zoucha!
Article on VBSN Library Project
Working with the Duquesne University School of Nursing and Office of Military and Veteran Students, Duquesne's Gumberg Library used grant funds to purchase a collection of resources that address the social, economic, physical, and psychological issues veterans face in the transition to civilian and student life.
Adjunct Faculty Publication
Congratulations to adjunct faculty member, Juliet Mancino, on a recent publication in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship!
Juliet teaches Nutrition to our Freshman students.
Trajectories of Weight Change and Predictors Over 18-Month Weight Loss Treatment
Yaguang Zheng, Susan M. Sereika, Cynthia A. Danford, Christopher C. Imes, Rachel Woodson Goode, Juliet Mancino and Lora E. Burke. Version of Record online: 2 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/jnu.12283
Student Affairs News
Congratulations to Kate DeLuca, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, who has been accepted to the 2017 NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education's Institute for Aspiring Vice Presidents for Student Affairs.
25 Years of Service at Duquesne
A dinner was recently held for faculty and staff with 25 years of service!
Karen Bova, Dr. Linda Goodfellow, Maureen Leonardo, Leah Cunningham, Dr. Lynn Simko, President Gormley, and Dr. Joan Such Lockhart