nursing

Grove City, DU strike nursing degree deal

Grove City, DU strike nursing degree deal

Michael Marafino | Staff Writer 09/28/17 Duquesne Nursing has another new partner. As of Sept. 21, Duquesne University announced its agreement with Grove City College, a small, Christian liberal arts and sciences college about 50 miles north of Pittsburgh. The agreement allows a maximum of four high-achieving graduates of Grove City College to earn a […]

Duquesne, nursing students clash over diplomas

Duquesne, nursing students clash over diplomas

Raymond Arke | News Editor A group of 24 nursing students had their diplomas withheld because they failed to meet a Duquesne-set minimum score on a national nursing preparatory test, various Pittsburgh news outlets first reported on June 6. The Health Education System, Inc, or HESI, exam is a nationally offered test that prepares nursing […]

Duquesne’s online bachelor’s, graduate programs ranked by U.S. News

Duquesne’s online bachelor’s, graduate programs ranked by U.S. News

Liza Zulick | Staff Writer Several of Duquesne’s online programs have received upgrades in rankings. The 2017 U.S. News and World Report, released on Jan. 10, named Duquesne No. 81 out of 231 schools in the Best Online Bachelor’s Program category, bumping Duquesne up 62 spots since last year. Duquesne’s nursing school also received recognition […]

Nursing moms use Union lactation room

Nursing moms use Union lactation room

Carolyn Conte | Staff Writer Nestled near the hidden women’s restroom on the third floor of the union, mothers from all over Duquesne’s campus — students, teachers and staff — are offered a space to nurse their babies. This lactation room, unknown and unnoticed by most of the Duquesne community, was created in late 2013 […]

‘The View’ nursing controversy another example of the misunderstood profession

‘The View’ nursing controversy another example of the misunderstood profession

By Bridget Seelinger | Student Columnist Last week during the talent portion of the Miss America pageant, Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson’s talent was a monologue. But it wasn’t just an ordinary monologue: It was a tribute to the profession of nursing. Johnson is a nurse who works with Alzheimer’s patients. On Tuesday, she recounted a […]

Duquesne nursing student wins position in national organization

Bridget Seelinger | The Duquesne Duke A Duquesne nursing student assumed the role of Vice President of the National Student Nurses Association on April 11, immediately following her election during the NSNA annual convention in Pheonix, Arizona. Caroline Miller was one of three students from the state of Pennsylvania who were elected. She now holds […]

As Ebola spreads, nurses prepare

As Ebola spreads, nurses prepare

By Julian Routh | News Editor The Duquesne School of Nursing is taking steps to educate students on the threat of the Ebola virus, which was transmitted to a second nurse in the United States this week. Nursing school Dean Mary Ellen Glasgow said nursing chairs and curriculum committees are meeting to discuss how to […]

Late dean pushed nursing school forward

Late dean pushed nursing school forward

By Julian Routh | News Editor Eileen Zungolo, who served as dean and professor of the Duquesne School of Nursing from 2002 to 2012, died Sept. 7 from cancer at age 73. Friends and colleagues of Zungolo described her as a visionary who was just as enthusiastic about nursing as she was teaching. In the […]

DU first to offer biomed, nursing dual program

By Julian Routh | News Editor Duquesne is actively recruiting for a first-of-its-kind dual degree program that combines biomedical engineering and nursing. The five-year program, launching fall 2015, will allow engineering students to gain clinical experience, which will open up “more immediately-beneficial career paths,” provost and vice president for academic affairs Timothy Austin said. Biomedical […]