“I have loved every day I have been a nurse,” says Sister Mary Meyers, C.S.J., MSN, BA, MS, RN, AGNP-C, Remediation Coordinator for the School of Nursing. Sister Mary’s career originally began as a teacher. She then decided to become a nurse, working mostly ICU and hospice. “Now my life has come full circle, asContinue reading “Q & A: Remediation Coordinator Sister Mary Meyers, C.S.J., MSN, BA, MS, RN”
Nursing school can be challenging and demanding, so what can you do to ensure you learn the information and skills needed to earn good grades and become a licensed nurse? Two undergraduate students share what’s helped them be successful. Meet the Students Julia Ciotti, Senior, BSN student As a Pittsburgher, Duquesne feels like my secondContinue reading “Nursing Students Share Tips for Success”
By Rose Conlin, sophomore BSN student There was never one specific moment when I knew nursing was for me. I am the daughter of a former Navy doctor who I always saw helping people every chance that she had. As a little girl, I felt called to follow her example and to help others wheneverContinue reading “Why I Want to Become a Nurse”
As the COVID-19 vaccine continues to be distributed throughout Pennsylvania, nurses are stepping up to assist with vaccination efforts, including Duquesne’s own alumni, faculty and students. On Saturday, Jan. 30, alumni Amy Morgan, MSN, CRNP, CLC, and Amber Kolesar, MSN, RN, CNE, CCRN-K, who is also an instructor at the Duquesne University School of Nursing,Continue reading “School of Nursing Alumni, Faculty Assist with COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts”
Sophomore BSN student Isha Patel chose to complete the Fall 2020 semester using a HyFlex model, which allowed her to learn both on campus and online from her home in York, PA. Other than when she would make the more than three-hour trip to Pittsburgh for her clinical training, her lectures and labs were online.Continue reading “Learning at a Distance: One Student’s Experience during COVID-19”
Petty Officer, Second Class, Zach Kruger served in the U.S. Navy for four years as a Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical), mainly working on engines and turbines for different water vessels. While still enlisted, Zach began to think about a career after the Navy. A career that would allow him to continue to give backContinue reading “Military Veteran Found Supportive Environment at Duquesne University”
Video games have an undeniable effect on the health of today’s society, and are often cited as a contributing factor to sedentary lifestyles and obesity. Last year, the United States Department of Health and Human Service sponsored a competition in hopes of transforming these negative aspects of gaming into positives. The Office on Women’s HealthContinue reading “Frolic: New Interactive App a Game Changer for Obesity Prevention in Girls”
As we say farewell to 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown the world the important role nurses play in health care.
Read about the creative adaptations made in the Learning and Simulation Center to teach hands-on nursing skills during the time of COVID-19.
BSN students reflect on the Fall 2020 semester experience, including the impact of COVID-19 precautions.