Q&A: Elisa Moyer, a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

Elisa Moyer, MBA, BSN, RN, CEN, SANE-A, was working as an emergency room (ER) nurse within the Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania, when she decided to pursue certification as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE). To help her prepare for the certification exam, Elisa enrolled in the Duquesne University School of Nursing SANE-Adult/AdolescentContinue reading “Q&A: Elisa Moyer, a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner”

Providing Stability during an Unstable Time: IT’s Role in the Transition to Virtual Learning

When Duquesne University closed its campus and moved to online learning last spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the School of Nursing’s Office of Instructional and Clinical Technology jumped into action. From an outsider perspective, the transition to online appeared effortless and seamless, but a lot of work was going on behind the scenes toContinue reading “Providing Stability during an Unstable Time: IT’s Role in the Transition to Virtual Learning”

Grant Awards to Support Genetic Literacy, SANE Program and a Focused Ethnography

Dr. Rebecca Kronk was awarded a R25 NIH Grant, Genomic Competencies for Nurses from Theory to Application: An Online Long Course in the amount of $809,592. The overarching goals of this five-year grant, “Genomic Competencies for Nurses from Theory to Application: An Online Long Course,” are to create a training opportunity based on the EssentialContinue reading “Grant Awards to Support Genetic Literacy, SANE Program and a Focused Ethnography”

Faculty News – June 2021

Promotions, Achievements and Recognition Effective July 1, 2021, Dr. Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow, dean of the Duquesne University School of Nursing, will serve at the vice provost for research of the newly launched Office of Research and Innovation (formerly the Office of Research). Dr. Glasgow will still retain her role as dean of the SchoolContinue reading “Faculty News – June 2021”

Alumna Takes Command in the Front-Line Battle Against COVID-19

The phrase “having a lot on your plate” takes on a special brand of irony for LeighAnn Sidone, vice president and chief nursing officer (CNO) at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md., part of the Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation. Early last spring, Sidone was immersed in numerous hospital projects that included obtaining magnet certification fromContinue reading “Alumna Takes Command in the Front-Line Battle Against COVID-19”

Think Globally

Duquesne Students Take to Costa Rica for a Week of On-The-Ground Lessons The swift and sudden emergence of COVID-19 has changed a lot about these past 15 months, from graduation celebrations to nearly all of fall orientation. But on the edge of the lockdown that would ground planes and grind plans to a halt, oneContinue reading “Think Globally”

A Nurse’s Dedication to Improving Health Care

In nursing, there is a wide variety of specializations and career paths, and nurses often wear many hats. Charisse Skinner, MS, RN, is a perfect example. Charisse, who earned her BSN from Duquesne University in 2014, works at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) as a full-time clinical informatics specialist and is an ICU nurse.Continue reading “A Nurse’s Dedication to Improving Health Care”

A Time to Lead

Nurses are trained to take charge. Now everyone knows why. The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for nurses and altered the health care landscape in ways that were previously unimaginable. Throughout this crisis, nurses have found themselves in unprecedented positions, grappling with high-stakes decisions and adapting to new care situations and operational policies. Despite overwhelmingContinue reading “A Time to Lead”

Graduation Spotlight: Julia Cain, BSN (Traditional 4-Year Program)

What is your favorite DU Nursing memory? Fundamental’s competencies. We were all so nervous and excited at the same time. Passing the competencies was my first big accomplishment in nursing school. What was your favorite late-night study snack? Popcorn and Starbucks. Why did you choose to attend Duquesne University? I felt at home. When IContinue reading “Graduation Spotlight: Julia Cain, BSN (Traditional 4-Year Program)”

Graduation Spotlight: Christina Sasselli, MSN in Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner

What is your favorite DU Nursing memory? On-campus residency my first year in grad school. It was so much fun meeting fellow students and my current and future professors. My on-campus experience allowed me to feel more connected to Duquesne University. What was your favorite late-night study snack? Peanut butter with bananas and dark chocolate.Continue reading “Graduation Spotlight: Christina Sasselli, MSN in Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner”