Faculty Form Club to Strengthen Test Item Writing Skills, Support Student Success

In response to a new National Council Licensure Examination (NLCEX) test plan set to launch in May 2023, Duquesne’s School of Nursing has introduced a new Test Item Writing Club to help faculty develop and strengthen their test item writing skills to better prepare students for standardized test success. The ability to ace standardized testsContinue reading “Faculty Form Club to Strengthen Test Item Writing Skills, Support Student Success”

Faculty News – July 2021

Achievements and Recognition Associate Nursing Professor Dr. Jessica Devido is one of just five educators from across the country — and Duquesne’s first nursing faculty member — to be selected as a Macy Faculty Scholar. This prestigious fellowship will facilitate her development as a national leader and education innovator. Dr. Devido and her fellow MacyContinue reading “Faculty News – July 2021”

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”

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”

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”

Growth of Telehealth during COVID-19

An elderly patient develops difficulty breathing and swollen ankles. She resides in a long-term care facility and has a history of dementia. Transferring the patient to the emergency department would be difficult and often traumatic for the patient, especially with her underlying dementia. Fortunately, the facility has a telehealth cart. The nurse wheels the cartContinue reading “Growth of Telehealth during COVID-19”

School of Nursing Alumni, Faculty Assist with COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

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”