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Q&A: Thomas Geraghty, A Second Degree BSN Student

Thomas Geraghty is a father, military veteran and a current student in Duquesne University’s Second Degree BSN program. Thomas, an Austinburg, Ohio native, earned his first bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Westminster College. After discovering a passion for medicine while serving in the Navy, he knew he wanted aContinue reading “Q&A: Thomas Geraghty, A Second Degree BSN Student”

Q & A: Remediation Coordinator Sister Mary Meyers, C.S.J., MSN, BA, MS, RN

“I have loved every day I have been a nurse,” says Sister Mary Meyers, C.S.J., MSN, BA, MS, RN, AGNP-C, Remediation Coordinator for the School of Nursing. Sister Mary’s career originally began as a teacher. She then decided to become a nurse, working mostly ICU and hospice. “Now my life has come full circle, asContinue reading “Q & A: Remediation Coordinator Sister Mary Meyers, C.S.J., MSN, BA, MS, RN”

Why I Want to Become a Nurse

By Rose Conlin, sophomore BSN student There was never one specific moment when I knew nursing was for me. I am the daughter of a former Navy doctor who I always saw helping people every chance that she had. As a little girl, I felt called to follow her example and to help others wheneverContinue reading “Why I Want to Become a Nurse”

Learning at a Distance: One Student’s Experience during COVID-19

Sophomore BSN student Isha Patel chose to complete the Fall 2020 semester using a HyFlex model, which allowed her to learn both on campus and online from her home in York, PA. Other than when she would make the more than three-hour trip to Pittsburgh for her clinical training, her lectures and labs were online.Continue reading “Learning at a Distance: One Student’s Experience during COVID-19”

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Some of the Student Experience articles are reprinted from The Scope, a publication which is produced by Duquesne University Student Nurses’ Association (DUSNA) and is edited by nursing students Lauren Bliss and Hadley Mueller.

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