Q&A: Caitlyn Lecrone, A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

Caitlyn Lecrone, RN, SANE-A, has always had an interest in caring for victims of sexual assault—and she recognizes the great responsibility that comes with such a role. So, she enrolled in the Duquesne University School of Nursing SANE-Adult/Adolescent Training Program to help her prepare for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) certification. Funded by a HealthContinue reading “Q&A: Caitlyn Lecrone, A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner”

The Benefits of Joining a Professional Nursing Organization

It is never too early to become involved in a professional organization, according to Mayra Toney, DNP, RN, a clinical assistant professor at the Duquesne University School of Nursing. “Whether it is a specialty practice you may be interested in, such as the Oncology Nursing Society, or a cultural alignment, such as the National AssociationContinue reading “The Benefits of Joining a Professional Nursing Organization”

Q&A: Cynthia Clark, A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

As an emergency department nurse, Cynthia Clark, MSN, RN, SANE-A, saw a need in her local community for more trained and certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE). So, she completed training and then enrolled in the Duquesne University School of Nursing SANE-Adult/Adolescent Training Program to help her prepare for certification. Funded by a Health ResourcesContinue reading “Q&A: Cynthia Clark, A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner”

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 helpContinue reading “Q&A: Shawnese Gordon, A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner”

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”

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”

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”

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 aContinue reading “DukesConnect: Bridging the Gap between Social and Distanced”