Dr. Mary Kay Loughran, recipient of the 2019 Cameos of Caring Award

Dr. Mary Kay Loughran, clinical assistant professor in the School of Nursing, has been honored with a 2019 Cameos of Caring® award by the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing.

Awardees are recognized as role models within their institution and beyond and for:

  • Demonstrating a commitment to consistent, proactive clinical decision-making and excellence in nursing care

  • Serving as an advocate for patients and their families

  • Serving as a role model-encouraging and motivating other health care professionals.

Honorees represent a variety of health systems, hospitals and schools of nursing. Each institution selects its Cameos of Caring® recipient. Loughran was selected for the Nurse Educator Award category, which was added because, according to Pitt's nursing school, "the future depends on the quality of instruction nursing students receive from today's expert nurse educators."

Loughran is a nurse, educator and former hospital administrator, whose clinical, teaching and executive experience brings a wide range of nursing expertise to her role as an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of the DNP Program at Duquesne University School of Nursing.

A former executive vice president and chief nursing office at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Mary Kay not only enjoyed working with pediatric patients and their families, but was able to positively impact the professional development of the nursing staff as well as improve patient care.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim. 

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