News & Archives

2014  
     
November 20 Smiling and inspiring  
November 19 No such thing as retirement  
November 9
Through the eyes of the homeless
 
November 6
Senior studies risk of violence
 
October 10 Combining academics and service  
September 26 Faith Atte among first Future of Nursing Scholars  
September 18 Dr. Ruth McDermott-Levy named director of Global Health Center  
August 20

An eye opening education in Peru

 
August 19 College of Nursing Awarded Grant from Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare to Fund Doctoral Nursing Students  
July 24 DNP student and colleagues win research excellence award  
July 23
DNP student expands survey from CDC  
July 14
Inaugural Davis Scholars launch nursing research projects  
July 3 Dean Fitzpatrick to join AUB board  
July 3 Dr. Carol Weingarten receives Delta Gamma award  
July 3 Villanova Nurses enjoy successful NSNA convention  
June 13
Kelly Nestor receives 2014 IBC Foundation Excellence in Geriatric Nursing Education and Practice Award  
June 11
Dr. Nancy Sharts-Hopko named Top 100 Legacy Leader by alma mater
 
June 6 Dean Fitzpatrick receives Gold Medallion of Chapel of Four Chaplains  
May 19 Driscoll Hall chapel dedicated  
May 1 Dr. Melissa O’Connor named John A. Hartford Foundation Claire M. Fagin Fellow  
May 1 Nursing students win innovation awards  
April 30 "How can I be helpful today?": Comments on commitment and happiness from a senior nursing student  
April 28 The impact of Ghana: lessons from health education  
April 24 Helping babies go the full 40  
April 23 Lessons from a year in service  
April 16 Faculty and students share scholarly work at ENRS  
April 1 Leading emergency services on campus  
March 21 DNP student awarded ONS scholarship  
March 14 Dr. Blunt appointed to APN committee of CGFNS  
January 21 Elissa Topol returns “home” to serve on Board of Consultors  
January 13 Jean Ridgeway to present poster at inaugural oncology conference  
January 7 Fostering the uniqueness of Villanova Nurses: Meet Martha B. Coyle
 
January 6 COPE partners with the Springfield School District  
January 6 COPE joins STOP Obesity Alliance  
2013  
December 18 DNP student earns scholarship  
December 4 Junior Brian Hartmann publishes medical marijuana article  
December 3 Villanova Nurses immunize Philadelphians against flu  
December 2 Sophomore publishes article in Pennsylvania Nurse  
November 21 DNP students “grooming for greatness”  
November 19 Caring for humanity, around the globe  
November 15 The 'Nova nexus  
November 12 Policy and patients: the experience of an IBC intern  
November 12 Senior nursing student advocates for youth with IBD   
November 11
DNP student to receive anesthesia educator award
 
November 4 A sophomore who serves  
November 4 Dr. O'Connor's groundbreaking study targets new area of decision support for home health discharge  
October 30 Nursing students teach at Women’s Congress in Dominican Republic  
October 29 Dr. Melissa O’Connor joins College of Nursing faculty  
October 23 College of Nursing Announces the Diane L. and Robert F. Moritz, Jr. Endowed Chair in Nursing Research  
October 17
COPE welcomes Erin Winterhalter as new director  
October 9 Trauma and courage-the life of Navy nurses in Afghanistan  
October 8 Senior studies leadership and engagement  
October 7 DNP student wins national grant  
September 30 DNP student wins conference innovation award  
September 20 The rewards of research: development of a young nurse  
September 20 Dr. Linda Copel inducted into NLN Academy of Nursing Education  
September 17 College of Nursing CE Program partners to provide "Coordinating Care in a Fragmented System”  
September 9 Alumna creates app for students and nurses  
September 5 Colleen Meakim receives INACSL service award  
September 3 Immersion with international nurses  
August 22 College of Nursing impacting care for patients with disabilities  
August 13 Seniors gain support and host successful food drive  
August 8 Villanova Nurses attend NSNA Summer Leadership Conference  
August 7 Continuing Education Progam earns Accreditation with Distinction  
August 5 Rebecca Shenkman joins COPE  
July 30 Villanova Nurses present in Prague  
July 29 College of Nursing named Center of Excellence for fourth consecutive time  
July 22 Nurse practitioner student Erin Colden awarded two scholarships  
July 15 The power of resolutions  
July 15 Empowering parents through CPR education  
July 15 A beautiful-and healthy-smile  
July 2 Universal language of nursing care  
July 1 Engagement in the patient experience  
June 25 The essence of nursing  
June 18 Health fair for seniors of all abilities  
June 17 Valuing health and culture with the Blackfeet Nation  
May 29 Promoting health to Philadelphia schoolchildren  
May 28 Meg Sheetz joins COPE advisory committee  
May 28 Connelly Foundation receives 60th Anniversary Medallion  
May 27 Congratulations Class of 2013!  
May 24 Blazing a trail for health  
May 23 Healing and hope in Boston  
May 13 The best of buddies  
May 12 Finding the right note with Nursing  
May 3 International Influence
 
May 3 Delivering Care to the Disenfranchised in Durban, South Africa  
May 3 Environment-related Health Problems in North America  
May 3 Primary Care and Health Promotion in Chulucanas, Peru  
May 1 Dr. Tamara Kear receives nursing research award  
April 18 Globally aware: promoting health in the Dominican Republic  
April 17 Toward a healthier world  
April 16 Opening mind and heart: launching a nursing career as a volunteer  
April 15 Nursing Without Borders provides community-based screening  
April 12 DNP student receives clinical doctoral scholarship to improve coping in breast cancer patients
 
April 11
Villanova University Introduces RN to BSN Online Program Through Its Renowned College of Nursing  
April 9 Nurse practitioner student to receive annual Ralston Center Award for Gerontology Nursing Excellence  
April 6 Dr. Helene Moriarty Cincotta receives College Medallion
 
April 5 Celebrating 60 years of excellence  
April 4 College of Nursing will Host a Day of Celebration Saturday, April 6  
March 28 PhD student accomplishments  
March 28 Human trafficking course  
March 27 Bridging the healthcare gap around the world  
March 27 Service from Pennsylvania to Peru  
March 27 A young teacher inspired  
March 26 Dr. Suzanne Smeltzer to be honored by nurse researchers  
March 25 Advancing towards her goals  
March 22
Nursing Alumni Association social draws area nurses  
March 21 Germantown High students learn about nursing and education  
March 15 Research team to study pregnancy in women with disabilities with new NIH grant  
March 7 COPE hosts “Weight Management: Tools to Engage and Sustain Behavior Changes”  
February 20
A safe play - Football players and nurses team up for positioning labs
 
February 18
Collaborating for the future of healthcare  
February 15 Studying for a career in public health  
February 13 Faith and family inspire a career  
February 6
Anesthesia, Afghan style  
February 5
Faculty publications, presentations and achievements  
January 24 Nets and nursing – the early days of women’s basketball at Villanova  
January 23 Cross-pollinating nursing and business: educating for the future  
January 18 Committing to a vulnerable population  
January 14 In the superstorm's wake  
2012  
December 20 What you can do to support military, veterans and families during the holidays  
December 12 Christmas wishes  
December 3 People helping people: The philanthropy of Thomas and Diane Treacy  
November 27 Dr. Mariani subject matter expert for  NCLEX  
November 26 St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service  
November 25 SNAP-Villanova sweeping the state  
November 20 Footsteps to the future  
October 31 Dr. Rosemary Casey brings pediatric expertise to COPE Advisory Committee  
October 18 Dr. Elizabeth Dowdell inducted into American Academy of Nursing  
October 1 Leveraging nursing research to save lives  
September 24 Interdisciplinary experience woven through LIMR Summer Internship  
September 23 Junior researches lactation knowledge  
September 22 Distinguished leadership built on core values  
September 21 In Jeff’s words: Former patient brings to life his story of recovery from head trauma
 
September 20 A senior's view of nursing  
September 19 Obesity center director to receive Medallion from Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics  
September 18 The power of Villanova  
September 17 Faculty to Receive Annual MEDSURG Nursing Award
 
August 20 Claire Baldwin's career of conviction: aligning personal and professional service  
August 19 Patrick Lupton: a sacred relationship keeps a spirit alive  
August 17 "More than just a chart"  
August 16 Bette Wildgust honored with national anesthesia award  
August 15 Nursing students value reciprocal education with local homeless population  
August 14 Purple feet turn Villanova blue during campus visit  
August 13 Kelly Nestor to join board of local long term care facilities  
July 31
Summer Convocation highlights rich experience of adult learners  
July 11 Nursing Alumni Association hosts social in Bryn Mawr  
July 10 Bringing a new life into the world -- together  
July 6 Maria Magro, PhD candidate, named 2012 AANA Foundation Doctoral Fellow  
July 5 College of Nursing receives grant to study doctoral faculty research productivity  
June 20 Wildcat spirit alive for Reunion Weekend  
June 19 Taking the lead in disasters  
June 18 College of Nursing welcomes first DNP cohort  
June 5 Alumna cares for children with HIV/AIDS at home and abroad
 
May 24 Nursing Convocation honors class of 2012  
May 24 College of Nursing hosts nurse educators from China  
May 23 Seeing is believing…in academic success  
May 23 Seniors outline creative plan to change the future for Norristown infants  
May 23 Caring for a community in Peru  
May 23 Four doctoral students named Jonas Scholars  
May 17 Villanova Nursing doctoral student honored by Hadassah  
May 11 An inspiring year  
May 4 Promoting health in Nicaragua through education and technology  
May 4 Faculty-student partnership closes gap in HIV literature  
May 4 Chi Eta Phi students teach link between nursing and engineering  
May 2 Nursing Without Borders Visits Kensington Clinic  
May 2 Nursing Without Borders takes flight  
April 28 Showcasing undergraduate scholarly work  
April 27 Military Discipline, Humanitarian Goals  
April 27 Committed to Care Globally  
April 25 Villanova-SNAP brings home national honors once again  
April 25 Hands-on Approach to Health Care  
April 25 One Student's 'Breadcrumbs to Nursing'  
April 18 College of Nursing honors distinguished alumnae  
April 17 College of Nursing co-sponsors simulation conference  
April 13 College of Nursing honors distinguished alumnae  
April 11 College of Nursing joins forces with schools of nursing to support veterans and military families  
March 27 Focus on homelessness  
March 26 Silent suffering: a view from the mirror
 
February 10 New grant provides for disability simulations in undergraduate education  
January 26 Turning the tables on prescribers  
January 5 College of Nursing launches new high tech simulation course  
January 4
Guiding nurses in heart failure management  
2011  
December 22 Sisters share the challenges of graduate education  
December 21 Degree candidates celebrated for achievement at Winter Convocation  
December 21 Dr. Suzanne Smeltzer elected president of health care disability group  
December 20 Nursing honor society induction  
November 30 A green view- the vision of a senior nursing student  
November 28 Dr. McDermott-Levy receives Nurse as Global Citizen Award  
November 23 Nursing students ensure “healthy athletes” at Special Olympics  
November 20 State convention again recognizes excellence of SNAP-Villanova  
November 17 General Zinni: The Global Humanitarian Missions of the U.S. Military  
November 16 Alpha Nu Chapter honored at international meeting  
November 9 Keeping Philadelphia healthy  
November 8 Villanova launches new Doctor of Nursing Practice Program  
November 1
Villanova Nursing CE hosts another successful educator conference
 
October 28 Images from the Dominican Republic  
October 27 Network with us on Linkedin!  
October 26 Scholarship recipients gather to honor donors  
October 25 Dr. Patricia K. Bradley honored for career impact  
October 24 Making a difference for young families  
October 20 Villanova’s College of Nursing inaugurates new obesity center  
October 14 College of Nursing welcomes delegation from Omani Ministry of Health
 
October 13 Two doctoral students named Jonas scholars  
October 7
Dr. Suzanne Smeltzer honored by St. Louis University
 
October 5 Heath disparities: “It doesn’t have to be this way”  
September 27 Obesity prevention center to be inaugurated October 6  
September 26
It’s all in the numbers: 80 + 225 = 20/20
 
September 15 2012 Research Symposium Call for Abstracts  
September 14 Promoting medication safety with new simulation technology  
September 9 How does your garden grow?  
September 3 Nurse anesthesia students earn national awards  
September 2 Dr. Carol Weingarten tells an untold story  
August 16 Frances Amorim receives educator excellence award  
August 9 Death of pioneering Nursing alumna  
July 25 Regional nurse managers complete Villanova’s certificate program  
July 11 Success reins  
July 7 Nursing students embark on summer externship in psychiatric-mental health nursing  
July 1 College Develops Center for Obesity Prevention and Education  
June 18 Reunion Weekend…living and learning with our friends  
June 6 Dr. Joyce Willens is president elect of ASPMN  
May 13 Improving Global Health for Women and Newborns...Within Our Reach  
May 10 Nursing student and world class equestrian seeks clinical and competitive challenges  
May 2 Lynz Parker is 2011 Falvey Scholar from Nursing  
April 30 Distinguished nurses honored by College  
April 27 SNAP-Villanova honored again  
April 18 Students share perspectives on serving underserved populations  
April 14 Nursing students educate new mothers  
April 14 College of Nursing’s anesthesia students respond to hunger emergency  
February 4 Inspiring young minds about education  
January 28 Nursing students honored with prestigious Who’s Who membership  
January 11 College of Nursing is Peace Corps affiliate  

2010

 
December 9 Helping Main Line Health prepare for disaster  
December 6 Nursing students and faculty co-present at national public health conference  
December 6 Omani nursing students enjoy National Day celebration  
December 1 Alpha Nu Chapter at Villanova celebrates nursing achievement  
November 30 Expert midwife uses creativity and skill in Haiti  
November 29 Villanova University College of Nursing continues accreditation by CCNE  
November 22 Villanova Nursing Chapter of SNAP is again voted top in state  
November 15 College of Nursing’s nurse anesthesia program reaccredited  
November 11 College of Nursing welcomed New Zealand nursing scholar  
October 21 Nursing student leads Naval ROTC battalion  
October 18 Nurses Talking Trash  
October 11 College of Nursing represented in groundbreaking Philadelphia mural project  
October 2 Villanova Nursing to lead integration of disability content in NP curriculum  
October 1 Villanova University College of Nursing honored for third time as Center of Excellence in Nursing Education  
September 21 Quality of life after breast cancer  
September 14 Dr. Elizabeth Dowdell interviewed on KYW radio.  
September 9 Dr. Elizabeth Dowdell receives DOJ grant to study risk and Internet-related behaviors in adolescents  
September 1 College of Nursing on cutting edge of psychiatric simulation  
September 1 Nursing alumna returns from Oman to study accreditation  
August 31 Serving those who serve  
August 24 Doctoral student among first NLN Jonas Scholars  
June 10 Essential first steps to improve rural health in Nicaragua  
June 9 Expanding health care horizons in Ireland: a student perspective  
June 2 Changes in South Africa  
June 1 Villanova’s College of Nursing Welcomes Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars  
May 24 Dr. Smeltzer elected to disability in health care education board  
May 15 College of Nursing celebrates Class of 2010  
May 10 Nursing Alumni Association Board receives leadership award  
May 10 Senior nursing student uses resources to spearhead pajama purchase for Children’s Hospital  
April 27 Four distinguished alumnae honored by College of Nursing  
April 27 Villanova Nursing students co-sponsor health fair with Penn Care at Home  
April 23 Prof. Marita Frain recognized with educator award  
April 22 College hosts State Board of Nursing meeting  
April 21 Villanova senior nursing students assist West Chester borough with alcohol issues  
April 16 Omani Villanova nursing students educate Main Line Health nurses about sickle cell disease  
April 15 Villanova educators collaborate for success - professors and student represent University at conference  
April 13 Villanova’s Undergraduate Nursing Senate contributes to Haiti relief  
April 12 Dr. Smeltzer appointed to disabilities-related state workgroup  
March 26 Villanova and American University of Beirut strengthen nursing relationship  
March 26 College of Nursing at ENRS 22nd Scientific Sessions  
March 25 Dr. Dowdell to serve on American Nurses Foundation committee  
March 24 Omani nursing students volunteer at local church  
March 20 The value of a global perspective  
March 20 Promoting health in Nicaragua  
March 19 Nurse Anesthetist faculty to serve on State Board of Nursing  
March 15 Transforming horror into hope in Haiti  
February 25 "Overflowing compassion" in Haiti  
February 24 College of Nursing showcases broad scope of nursing research  
February 12 College of Nursing reaccreditation visit  
February 9 Dr. Marcia Costello: Michele Obama’s dedication to childhood obesity issue critical to success of obesity prevention  
February 3 Triaging, treating and texting to improve rural health care in Nicaragua  
February 3 College of Nursing announces accreditation visit  
February 2 Dr. Elizabeth Dowdell to join forensic editorial review panel  
February 2 Safe and sound  
January 26 Care in a catastrophe  
January 20 Graduate student serves the underserved in India  

2009

 
December 8 Genetics expert to be national resource for nursing educators  
December 3 The art of Nursing  
December 2 International Day of Persons with Disabilities  
November 23 Two talented teams…taking shots and giving them  
November 23 Villanova Chapter of Student Nurses’ Association of Pennsylvania named outstanding chapter  
November 18 Honoring the best and the brightest among College of Nursing students  
November 17 A healthier winter for Philadelphia  
November 3 Dean Fitzpatrick elected to CGFNS Board  
October 30 Jineen Redden-Huff to receive 2010 YMCA Black Achievers Award  
October 24 Eighty brave rain for Dream for Eileen 5k Run  
October 15 Current issues focus of research symposium hosted by College  
October 9 Nursing alumna honored with University Alumni Association Award  
October 5 Promoting dignity through volunteerism  
September 29 Villanova Nursing faculty share expertise at Education Summit  
September 28 Dr. Patricia Haynor to receive award from administration program in Spain  
September 28 Villanova Nursing announces new Family Nurse Practitioner option  
September 28 Dr. Sharts-Hopko elected to educator commission  
September 26 Dr. Carol Weingarten inducted as fellow in Academy of Nursing Education  
September 21 Improving Quality of Life for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Haiti  
September 19 Scenes from St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service  
September 16 New funding source options available to nursing education students in College of Nursing  
September 9 College of Nursing launches social networking pages  
September 2 Dr. Cantrell to study hope interventions in childhood cancer survivors with NINR grant  
August 28 Prof. Elise Robinson Pizzi interviewed about swine flu for NBC10  
August 28 Villanova Nursing student enhances health information for Arab immigrants  
July 31 Villanova University nursing leaders share partnership expertise at ICN Quadrennial Congress  
June 25 Call for abstracts for annual Nursing research symposium  
June 23 Villanova Nurses attend Lobby Day in Harrisburg  
June 16 Promoting health-and hope-in the Dominican Republic  
June 15 Villanova Nursing Alumni Association endorses Little Smiles  
June 11 Villanova welcomes latest class of PhD students  
May 17 Omani cultural attaché visits College of Nursing students  
May 17 Dr. Lyn DeSilets receives distinguished alumna award  
April 27 Dr. Helen Connors ’64 BSN is new Board of Consultors chairperson  
April 24 College of Nursing promotes alumni through ad campaign  
April 24 Jodie Szlachta receives state nurse anesthesia faculty award  
April 24 Dr. Patricia Haynor presents IT project at AONE national meeting  
April 18 Maryalice Morro, BSN ’83 awarded 2009 Medallion for Distinguished Leadership in Administration of Nursing and Health Care Services  
April 18 Andrea Olexa Hollingsworth, BSN ’68 awarded 2009 Medallion for Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Education  
April 18 Jeanne Jackson Venella, BSN ’82 awarded 2009 Medallion for Excellence in Clinical Practice  
March 26 College of Nursing hosts annual research symposium  
March 19 College of Nursing students present work at 20th Annual Elizabeth Cady Stanton Student Research Conference  
March 18 College of Nursing to honor three alumnae with highest award  

2008

 
December 9 Dr. Louise Fitzpatrick twice honored by Philadelphia organizations this month  
December 9 Dr. Kim Trout receives NIH grant for gestational diabetes study  
November 21 Villanova Nursing student receives Paoli Memorial Hospital Scholarship  
November 20 Nursing students receive 2008 EMT scholarships  
October 27 Villanova Nursing’s Maryanne Lieb honored as exceptional nurse educator  
October 20 Alpha Nu Chapter honored for service project at national honor society meeting  
October 15 Dean Louise Fitzpatrick honored as Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Alumna  
July 8 Villanova Nursing students battle disease in the bateyes  
June 30 Villanova offers course for NPs transitioning to acute care  
June 24 Inspiration and achievements celebrated at Nursing Convocation  
June 24 Villanova’s College of Nursing announces first Ph.D.  
June 4 New College of Nursing building to be named Driscoll Hall  
May 2 Congratulations to our Villanova Navy Nurses!  
April 17 Senior Ben Pultorak breaks barriers in obstetric care  
April 16 Villanova Nursing celebrates blessing and raising of cross on its new building  
April 15 Three distinguished alumnae honored by College of Nursing  
April 15 PHEF CEO Michael Hershock recognized by College of Nursing  
April 15 Dr. Patricia Mynaugh honored by College of Nursing  
March 27 Villanova Nursing doctoral student interns at WHO  
March 25 Villanova Nursing’s Dr. Suzanne Smeltzer to receive writing award  
March 18 Villanova-Crozer nurse anesthesia students aid hunger fight in Philadelphia