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”

Graduation Spotlight: Riley Seibert, BSN (Traditional 4-Year Program)

What was your favorite late-night study snack? Popcorn. What are you going to miss? The friends that I’ve made throughout my four years in this program. What was your biggest achievement as a DU Nursing student? Receiving an internship in the NICU at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital.

Graduation Spotlight: Julianna Morgan, BSN (Traditional 4-Year Program)

What is your favorite DU Nursing memory? Waiting for HESI results with my friends and the feeling of relief after finding out we all passed! What was your favorite late-night study snack? Popcorn. Why did you choose to attend Duquesne University? I was involved in a clinical trial at the Children’s Hospital and a nurseContinue reading “Graduation Spotlight: Julianna Morgan, BSN (Traditional 4-Year Program)”

Graduation Spotlight: Amanda Totten, MSN in Forensic Nursing

What is your favorite DU Nursing memory? The personalized relationship between students and teachers and the care of teachers What was your favorite late-night study snack? I love me some chocolate. Why did you choose to attend Duquesne University? Great reviews, and the teachers seemed like they actually cared about the success of their students.Continue reading “Graduation Spotlight: Amanda Totten, MSN in Forensic Nursing”

Graduation Spotlight: Namukulwa Rought, MSN in Forensic Nursing

What was your favorite late-night study snack? Popcorn. Why did you choose to attend Duquesne University? I chose Duquesne because it has a few different graduate nursing programs. The university also allows for one to acquire a post-masters degree if desired. What did you enjoy most about your time at Duquesne and/or as a NursingContinue reading “Graduation Spotlight: Namukulwa Rought, MSN in Forensic Nursing”