Nursing Dean Mary Ellen Glasgow Receives Prestigious Nightingale Award

Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow, dean and professor of the Duquesne University School of Nursing, has been honored as a recipient of the prestigious 2018 Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania.

Glasgow was one of three finalists selected for the nursing education-academia category, which recognizes an individual who is an inspiration to students and cultivates a supportive learning environment. More than 100 individuals were nominated in 10 award categories.

"It is an honor to have been recognized by my nursing colleagues for my contributions to nursing education," said Glasgow. "I am fortunate to have a career where I teach students to become professional nurses, practitioners, faculty or researchers who influence the health of others directly or indirectly. I am always very proud when I see one of my former students caring for patients, teaching or leading healthcare organizations."

Since Glasgow's appointment as dean of nursing in 2012, the School of Nursing has experienced growth in enrollment; increases in NCLEX-RN scores; and both research and scholarship have expanded significantly. She is considered a national and international innovator in nursing and the health professions. Most recently, Glasgow played an important role in the development of a new standard set of quality-care metrics recently introduced in Ireland for nurses and midwives.

Glasgow has co-authored three books, two of which have received the American Journal of Nursing's Book of the Year award. She has been inducted as an American Academy of Nursing Fellow and a National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education Fellow. In addition, Glasgow was honored with the Villanova University College of Nursing Alumni Medallion for Distinguished Contribution to Nursing Education and the Distinguished Alumni Award from Gwynedd-Mercy University.

Named for Florence Nightingale, who is credited as the founder of modern nursing, Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania is a philanthropic organization that creates, cultivates and supports environments in which professional nursing achievements are valued.

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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