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SON Events

Simulated Participant Educational Session

Event Details:

We have been collaborating with AVKIN, a company that focuses on health care simulation, to help develop our simulated participant (SP) program. As part of Becky’s Hearst grant, we are able to contract with AVKIN to offer a virtual educational session.

This session will cover the essential training for SPs, potential pitfalls and areas to consider, policy and procedures for a SP program.

Contact: Susan Williams

Access recording of first session.

Respecting our Differences: A Conversation among Colleagues

Event Details:

Please register for the event by April 12 via the following link:

Two (2) contact hours will be provided for nursing, social work, and psychology if you attend the entire event and complete the evaluation survey. Further information about continuing education will be sent by email the day before the event. Criteria for successful completion includes attendance and completion of the event. The evaluation will be opened after the conclusion of the event.

Duquesne University, School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Submitted by Michelle Rodriguez

SON Test Item Writing Club

Event Details:

This club will assist faculty in developing and writing NCLEX style questions and will be very beneficial in helping to develop Next Gen style questions.  

Submit your questions to two weeks prior to the scheduled meeting. 

LGBTQ+ Health Equity Panel Discussion

Event Details:

Alumna Tracey Johnson-Glover DNP ‘20, MSN Ed, RN, will moderate this panel discussion, which will explore the need for LGBTQ+ health equity, as well as why and how advanced practice clinicians can recognize, accept and plan for health care in the LGBTQ+ population.

Panelists include members of the LGBTQIA+ Community.

Submit Questions Prior to the Event 

You are invited to submit questions to Dr. Johnson-Glover prior to the event, and she will present to the panelists in an anonymous fashion. Please send questions to  

The event will be recorded if you are unable to attend live. 

Contact: Donna White

FORS: Leveraging Technology to Support Underserved Populations with Diabetes

Event Details:

  • April 21 from 6-7 p.m. ET
  • Connect via Zoom | Meeting ID: 939 6590 7966 | Passcode: 302776
  • FORS Research Colloquium Series and PhD Forum

Presenter: Michelle L. Litchman, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN, Assistant Professor, University of Utah College of Nursing and Medical Director, Intensive Diabetes Education and Support Program, Utah Diabetes and Endocrinology Center

Dr. Litchman’s NIH and foundation-funded research foci are: increasing access to diabetes care for underserved populations, the social context of chronic disease management in online and family environments, and the impact of technology-augmented clinical interventions on diabetes outcomes. Her work has been highlighted across national media outlets, such as NPR Science Friday and CNN, and has influenced both policy and practice.

Contact: Kellie Dalton

Register for a Book Club with Dean Glasgow

Event Details:

Please register in advance at the following link:

The Faculty Affairs Committee is pleased to invite you to a “Book Club with Dean Glasgow” for a discussion of her book, Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing Education – an Essential Guide.

In preparation for discussion, we encourage you to review Chapters: 10, 15,  20,  21 & 22.

1.5 contact hours offered. Duquesne University, School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Submitted by Libby Davidson

STAGES II – A Summer Theater Camp Program for Youth with Disabilities

Event Details:

  • June 28-July 2 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
  • Location: Duquesne University

Please share this opportunity colleagues and your community! This camp is designed to help youth with disabilities develop skills to act, communicate, and improve self-esteem and confidence. Special sessions to learn self-advocacy as a patient or playing the part of a health care provider. Learn more and apply for the program at

Contact: Kellie Dalton

The 12th Annual McGinley-Rice Symposium: “The Face of the Person Who is Poor”

Event Details:

  • Oct. 21-22
  • Location: Duquesne University

The McGinley-Rice Symposium on Justice for Vulnerable Populations is a unique scholarly forum for nurses and other health care professionals to address issues of social justice in health care.

Contact: Kellie Dalton

2022 Carol Carfang Nursing & Healthcare Ethics Conference

Event Details:

  • March 2-4, 2022
  • Location: Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa, Clearwater, FL

The Carol Carfang Nursing & Healthcare Ethics Conference offers a unique opportunity to discuss your work with distinguished ethicists, educators, philosophers and healthcare professionals interested in contemporary ethical issues in healthcare.

University Events

Spring 2021 Tech Ethics Make-A-Thon

Event Details:

  • April 9 at 3 p.m. ET – April 10 at 3 p.m. ET
  • Via Discord and Zoom

The Carl G. Grefenstette Center is proud to announce the first Grefenstette Center Make-A-Thon! All Duquesne students, undergraduate or graduate, are welcome to join us in developing new ideas, research and projects related to applied ethics during this 24-hour event.

Write a program, design an app, craft a policy, build a robot, draft a poster, create a video, build a website, write a song…creativity is encouraged!

$1000 Cash Grand Prize | $500 Second Place | $300 Third Place | and more! | PLUS $20/person for food money for all registrants.

What’s a Make-A-Thon?  A Make-A-Thon is an idea showcase where people get together to build cool things on a very short timescale and demonstrate how to change the world.


Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium

Event Details:

  • April 12-16
  • A number of Nursing students have projects

Posters and accompanying videos will be featured throughout the week along with creative video competition submissions. Live oral presentations will take place Tuesday and Thursday. 

View the schedule.

Register for “Preparing an Effective Case for Pre-Tenure Review, Promotion, and Tenure”

Event Details:

  • April 28 from 3 – 4 p.m. ET
  • Via Zoom

Provost Dausey, Associate Provost Weaver, and Dr. James Schreiber, a member of the University Promotion and Tenure Committee, will provide suggestions for preparing a strong application packet for pre-tenure review, and for promotion and tenure. Brief presentations will be followed by time for questions. Sample personal statements and vitae will be distributed.

This session is designed primarily for those who will be applying for pre-tenure review, or promotion and tenure. It is also recommended for department chairs and faculty who mentor colleagues and vote on promotion decisions. This event is repeated annually.

Submitted by Melissa Kalarchian

External Events

Society of Behavioral Medicine 42nd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions (Virtual)

Event Details:

  • April 12-16
  • Virtual

Registration is now open for the SBM 42nd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions. SBM is a vibrant, multidisciplinary society focused on the role of behavior in improving health. 

“From Darkness into Light: Encountering the Heart of Christ” Virtual Day Retreat

Hosted by the Pittsburgh Mercy Parish Nurse & Health Ministry Program, part of Pittsburgh Mercy and Trinity Health, serving in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy

Event Details:

  • April 17 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. ET
  • Via Zoom

This retreat serves as a time away from personal and professional responsibilities, allowing attendees to contemplate their spiritual life and relationship to God.

The theme of this year’s retreat is based on the spiritual exercises in the book, Putting on the Heart of Christ: How the Spiritual Exercises Invite Us to a Virtuous Life, by Gerald M. Fagin, SJ. The retreat’s Scripture theme is Proverbs 16:3 NLT, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” The retreat will explore what it is like to wait on God, the experience of loving service, and the fruit of prayer. The day will consist of Scripture, prayer, music, videos, guided contemplation, and group discussions lead by the retreat facilitator. A lunch break is included in the agenda.

Nobel Prize Summit: Our Planet, Our Future

Event Details:

  • April 26-28
  • Virtual

What can we achieve together in this decade to put the world on a path to a more sustainable, more prosperous future for all?

Inspired by Alfred Nobel’s belief in celebrating achievements that contribute “the greatest benefit to humankind,” the Nobel Foundation, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research/Stockholm Resilience Centre invite you to engage in an optimistic exploration of the best version of our collective future. The first Nobel Prize Summit will convene talks from Nobel laureates and conversations among experts from the science, policy, arts, and youth activist communities. It will bring together the world’s brightest and most creative thinkers to focus on three key areas critical to the future of humanity:

  • Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss
  • Reducing Inequality
  • Technologies with the Power to Transform the Way We Live and Work

Informed by lessons learned during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is clear that solving these challenges must be guided by an inclusive vision for our shared future – one that is grounded in science and that safeguards our global commons.

This free, online summit is a global platform for the exchange of ideas and the source of change-making approaches that will engage and entertain, motivate and embolden. Special performances by world-class artists combined with opportunities for dialogue and networking sessions round out the summit experience.

Submitted by Dean Glasgow

UConn Center for mHealth and Social Media 5th Annual Virtual Conference: COVID19: Media, Misinformation, and Science Communication

May 13-14 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it abundantly clear how misinformation on the internet can have dire public health consequences and the important role scientists have in communicating to the public. At this two-day conference we will discuss how scientists, clinicians, public health professionals, and patients can work together to counteract the infodemic.

In this two-day conference, nationally renowned keynote speakers and panelists will share their work examining online COVID-19 patient communities, vaccine hesitancy and acceptance, health inequities and global health communication.

Save the Date: TCNS 47th Annual Conference

Event Details:

  • Oct. 27-30
  • Location: Albuquerque, NM

The conference theme is “Transcultural Nursing: Setting a Course in Turbulent Times.” Registration has yet to open.