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In the News

BSN-AID program is accepting applications until Wednesday February 15, 2023 , for the second degree program, find out more at

Cyber Security Training for Faculty, Staff and Students is available from now until January 31, 2023. Please visit the CTS website to complete this recommended training.

Day of Giving 2023 has been branded “ignite” and will officially be Wednesday, February 8, 2023.

Dean Mary Ellen Glasgow has been elected into the National Academies of Practice (NAP) as a Distinguished Nursing Fellow.

NCLEX-RN first-time pass rate for the first quarter was 92.98% .

PASS Rates for FNP and PMC students

  • FNP students passed the exam on their first attempt for a 99% pass rate.
  • PMC students passed the exam on their first attempt for a 100% pass rates

Students are conducting a soup fundraiser to sponsor a Roatan service-learning trip over spring break. If you have questions, please contact the overseeing faculty – Amber Kolesar and Yvonne Weideman.

SEDONA is required for determining workload according to the current faculty handbook.  Please remember to send Rachel Means all peer-reviewed publications by the end of January 2023, so she can enter them on your behalf.

US News & World Report 2023 Online Rankings show we remained consistent or rose in rankings: MSN #37; MSN – Nursing Education #2; MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner #4; MSN – Nursing Administration #9; and, MSN for Veterans #9.

Additional Updates

Grants Awarded in FY23

Principal Investigator Funding Agency Title Amount 
Kronk, Becky Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust  STAGES II $30,000 
Crimm, Laura CVS Student Scholarships $5,000 
Devido, Jessica  CERT Racial Equity $3,000 
Colbert, Alison HRSA BSN-AID: Supporting Success for Second Degree Students $1,663,134  
DeLuca, Kate HRSA Nurse Faculty Loan Program $144,250 
Gionfriddo/Covvey, Kalarchian, & Nolfi NIH Materials to Enhance Training in Experimental Rigor (METER): Systematic Review $238,783 
Glasgow, Mary Ellen Bedford Falls Foundation Joanne and William Conway Scholarship Program $2,500,000 

2023 Dukes from the Last Decade Awards

In the 3rd year in existence, these awards recognize the best of the best in our young alumni. If you know an outstanding recent graduate who is deserving of recognition from Duquesne, please take a minute to read over the criteria and the nomination form at  Also, feel free to share this with your deans, faculty and staff across campus who may be interested in nominating a former student leader or stand out student who is currently doing great things.  Potential award winners must be nominated by someone other than themselves, but it can be another alumnus, family member or Duquesne employee. 

More information on the previous award winners and nomination criteria can be found on the Dukes From the Last Decade page.  The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, January 27.  We have already received several nominations and hope to have a robust pool of candidates for the selection committee to review in February.

CNE is now NCPD

Please remember the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), an accrediting body for nursing education, has changed the term continuing nursing education (CNE) to nursing continuing professional development (NCPD).​ We are all working to adjust to the new language.

Nurse Planners

All nurse planners have received an invite to the review session scheduled for late September via zoom. Please plan to attend if you would like to continue offering continuing education events. If you have questions, please contact Libby.