Started in 1994, the Health and Human Values Lecture Series is an annual series of lectures supported by a grant from the Johnson and Johnson Family of Companies. Lectures are scheduled for fall and spring of the academic year. Each series is based on a theme, such as changing paradigms in health care, global health issues and communicating identity. Lectures are held on the campus of Villanova University and are free and open to the community. The Health and Human Values Lecture Series encompasses the College of Nursing’s Annual Distinguished Lecture in Nursing which began on the occasion of its 25th anniversary in 1978. This event, co-sponsored by the Alpha Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, brings together members of the student body, alumni, University and regional community to hear the insights of prominent national and international speakers.
Civil War Medicine: Nurses and Nursing
Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Driscoll Hall Auditorium
William T. Campbell, EdD, RN
Associate Professor, RN Coordinator, Department of Nursing, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Md.
Dr. Campbell has been a student of the Civil War for over 45 years. The spark was ignited as a youth growing up in Delaware when his aunt would frequently take him to visit Virginia and Pennsylvania battlefields. With his later profession as a registered nurse this hobby evolved into the study of medicine and nursing during the 1860s. His research includes extensive reading of Civil War medical subjects, touring battlefields and museums, and collecting medical artifacts and documents of the era. His personal reference library has over 100 volumes on the topic including an original 1860 1st edition of Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing. He was recently on sabbatical continuing his research at the national archives and numerous libraries and museums which resulted in several publications.
Dr. Campbell holds a Doctor of Education from the University of Delaware, a Master of Science in Family Nursing from Salisbury University, and undergraduate degrees in Nursing, Psychology and Biology from the University of Delaware. He completed pre-pharmacy studies at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science. An Associate Professor in the Nursing Department at Salisbury University in Salisbury Maryland, he teaches in the pediatrics, pharmacology and health assessment courses. A member of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, the Pry House Field Hospital Museum, the Society of Civil War Surgeons, and the Museum of the Confederacy, he has served as a volunteer docent at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum on the grounds of Antietam Battlefield National Park in Sharpsburg, Md. and as a speaker for the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Md.
This lecture is co-sponsored by the Alpha Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.
Film: Sun Come Up
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Driscoll Hall Auditorium and Lecture Hall
Join this nationwide Catholic event of The Catholic Coalition on Climate Change.
Sun Come Up is an Academy Award® nominated film that shows the human face of climate change. The film follows the relocation of the Carteret Islanders, a community living on a remote island chain in the South Pacific Ocean, and now, some of the world’s first environmental refugees.
From a consulate to the critical care air transport team: a nurse’s story
Date: Monday, October 22, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Driscoll Hall Lecture Hall
All are invited to attend “From a consulate to the critical care air transport team: a nurse’s story” with speaker Capt. Elizabeth Hoettels of the U.S. Air Force Nurse Corps who will share her compelling story of military nursing on Monday, October 22 at 5:30pm in Driscoll Hall Room 134. Capt. Hoettels is currently an ICU nurse with the Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) who flies downrange from Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany to bring severely wounded troops back from war zones and care for them in her airborne critical care unit.
This lecture is part of the College of Nursing’s 18th Annual Health & Human Values Lecture Series and is free and open to the community. It reflects the College’s commitment to the national Joining Forces Campaign so that all health professionals are aware of the specific health issues facing service members, veterans, and their families.
The event is co-sponsored by the Villanova Chapter of the Student Nurses’ Association of Pennsylvania.
College of Nursing 34th Annual Distinguished Lecture in Nursing- Framing the future of nursing in higher education: urgency for action
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Villanova Room, Connelly Center
Michael R. Bleich, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Maxine Clark and Bob Fox Dean and Professor, Goldfarb School of Nursing, Barnes Jewish College; Vice President, BJC Healthcare, St. Louis, MO
Dr. Bleich was on the committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) that produced the groundbreaking report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health (2010). The report calls upon nurses to take a greater leadership role in our increasingly complex health care system.
Dr. Bleich is the Maxine Clark and Bob Fox Dean and Professor at the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes Jewish College and Vice President, BJC Healthcare in St. Louis, MO. He is the former Dean and the Dr. Carol A. Lindeman Distinguished Professor of Nursing at Oregon Health and Science University. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Dr. Bleich has held additional positions in academic administration at Mount Senario College and the University of Kansas, where he was Associate Dean for Clinical and Community Affairs in the School of Nursing and Chair for the Department of Health Policy and Management in the School of Medicine. He has held Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer roles in acute care and academic-service settings in Wisconsin, Nebraska and Kansas. Additionally, he has experience as a healthcare and academic consultant, both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Bleich’s interest areas include workforce issues and trends, academic-service partnership and clinical enterprise development, leadership and strategic development, clinical systems design, and complexity science dynamics. He is an author and speaker on a variety of topics relevant to health career and systems issues. He serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Nursing Education and the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing and is a reviewer for several other nursing journals.
Dr. Bleich was a Fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows Program (2000 – 2003), a 1996 Fellow in the Johnson & Johnson/Wharton School of Business nurse executive program, and was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2006. He holds memberships in the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the American Nurses’ Association, and Sigma Theta Tau. Honors include receiving the honorary nursing alumna award from the University of Kansas, being named a “Friend” of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, and the Nebraska “Nurse of the Year.” He was appointed to the Joint Commission’s Nursing Advisory Committee, the AAMC/AACN Lifelong Learning Invitational Work Group, the Robert Wood Johnson Wisdom at Work task force, AACN’s Clinical Nurse Leader Task Force and numerous other councils and working groups.
Co-sponsored by the Alpha Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International — nursing’s honor society.
In Our Own Voice Presented by the local chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness
Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Driscoll Hall Auditorium
In Our Own Voice is a well-received program that, through a short video and presentations by people with serious mental illness, triggers interest and questions. Meeting people who lead productive lives despite their mental illness is, in itself, a valuable lesson; additionally, presenters will be discussing their experiences with mental illness and recovery.