Career Development

Q&A: Shawnese Gordon, A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

Shawnese Gordon, MSN, RN, SANE-A, CST, believes she has found her purpose in life as a forensic nurse. For Shawnese, who works at the MetroHealth System in Cleveland, Ohio, pursuing SANE certification became a personal goal. “Once I became SANE trained, I immediately realized that I wanted to become SANE certified,” she says. To help…

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/Adolescent…

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 from…

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.…

DukesConnect: Bridging the Gap between Social and Distanced

Bridging the Gap between Social and Distanced Especially because of the restrictions placed on face-to-face meetings, virtual networking — using digital platforms — had become the only way to do so throughout the past year. And, surprisingly, online networking can be quite empowering. It’s safe. You get to enjoy your counterpart’s full visage without a…

Q&A: SANE Program Support Session

As part of our SANE grant program, enrolled nurse participants have access to various mentoring resources while they obtain their SANE-related practice hours, including Individual Support Sessions. Learn more about these resources from a program participant.

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