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 to…

Grant Awards to Support Genetic Literacy, SANE Program and a Focused Ethnography

Dr. Rebecca Kronk was awarded a R25 NIH Grant, Genomic Competencies for Nurses from Theory to Application: An Online Long Course, in the amount of $809,592.The overarching goals of this five-year grant, “Genomic Competencies for Nurses from Theory to Application: An Online Long Course,” are to create a training opportunity based on the Essential Genetic…

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 School…

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 overwhelming…

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 cart…

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,…

Frolic: New Interactive App a Game Changer for Obesity Prevention in Girls

Video games have an undeniable effect on the health of today’s society, and are often cited as a contributing factor to sedentary lifestyles and obesity. Last year, the United States Department of Health and Human Service sponsored a competition in hopes of transforming these negative aspects of gaming into positives. The Office on Women’s Health…

Farewell 2020…

As we say farewell to 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown the world the important role nurses play in health care.

Rising to the Challenge

Read about the creative adaptations made in the Learning and Simulation Center to teach hands-on nursing skills during the time of COVID-19.

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