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Congratulations to Dr. Kathy Sekula!

Dr. Sekula is a recipient of the 2021 Ann Burgess Forensic Nursing Research Award from the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) for her contributions to the field of forensic nursing.

Notice to Constituents of CCNE Reaccreditation of DNP Program

The School of Nursing is currently preparing for reaccreditation with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. As part of the CCNE accreditation process, program constituents and other interested parties have the opportunity to submit comments, in writing, concerning the program’s qualifications for accreditation.

Learn more.

Human Trafficking Survey for Nursing Faculty

As part of her dissertation research, Katherine Raker, a doctoral candidate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is conducting a descriptive, cross-sectional study to explore nurse educators’ knowledge, attitudes, instructional beliefs and  instructional practices of human trafficking. It is my hope that this research will identify opportunities to improve the design and delivery of human trafficking education to current  and future nurses.

Your nursing program was randomly selected from a list of AACN-member schools. Your participation is critical to ensure that the results of this study reflect academic nurse educators from across the United States. You are eligible to participate in this study if you:

  1. Are currently licensed as a Registered Nurse.
  2. Are employed as a part-time or full-time faculty member in a graduate or undergraduate academic nursing program.
  3. Have a minimum one year of teaching experience as an academic nurse educator.
  4. Are employed by an AACN-member school.

Seeking Participants for Parents Promoting Early Learning (PPEL) Study

The Parents Promoting Early Learning (PPEL) study at the University of Pittsburgh is currently recruiting 2-year-olds (up to 38 months) and their families to be a part of our online study.

The study will be done from the safety of the family’s own home! We use Zoom to connect with families, and we provide all materials needed for the Zoom calls, including a laptop and Wi-Fi hotspot, if needed, to complete the study. Additionally, families will receive compensation.

Seeking Applications for Faculty-Led Short-Term Summer Courses Abroad

The Center for Global Engagement invites you to develop a program for the Summer 2022 term.  Programs can last anywhere from 10 days to 2, 3, 4 or even 6 weeks. 

Consult the Faculty-Led Summer Course website for more detailed information.  

Application and Committee Review Dates for new programs:

  • 2022 Application Deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021
  • The Review Committee will meet during the last weeks of October to review applications.


Joe DeCrosta, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Center for Global Engagement

Duquesne University

601 Duquesne Union

Tel: 412-396-5180