Celebrating 60 years: Villanova School of Nursing was first to open doors to women in an all-male school

(MainLine) “One of the things that makes our education at Villanova in the College of Nursing special and distinctive is the fact that we acknowledge that nursing, while a profession, is also a ministry.” [Read more…]

Pediatric nurse takes learning seriously

(ajc.com) Nursing is a learning profession. Working in a complex and changing environment, nurses are constantly learning on the job and, increasingly, in college classrooms. [Read more…]

Who Will Teach Nursing?

(Inside HigherEd) Don’t mention the “R” word to Kathryn Grams. The dean of the School of Nursing at the University of West Georgia is a baby boomer who became a nurse educator more than 20 years ago. Unfortunately, so did most of her colleagues. [Read more…]

Organization for men in nursing grows at Widener University

(Nurse.com) In August 2012, Widener University in Chester, Pa., established a chapter of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing for the Greater Philadelphia region. Led by Widener University nursing alumnus Frank Poliafico and a board of students, faculty and practicing nurses, the chapter aims to increase awareness of the need for men in the field and to reduce gender discrimination, according to a news release. And since the chapter’s inception, it has continued to grow. [Read more…]

Simulation center gives nurses an edge

(UM News) Bentson Center gives realistic, worry-free nursing practice.  In a quiet room, five nursing students examine a 60-year-old man in a hospital gown. After they have taken his history, one listens to his lungs and heart with a stethoscope. [Read more…]

Nursing schools find creative ways to hire more professors with master’s degrees in nursing

(Cleveland.com) For years, experts have been predicting a shortage of nurses along with the faculty needed to train them. And for years nursing schools and the health care community have been working on creative solutions, trying to head off the problem before it affects the health of America.  [Read more…]

PSNA Award Nominations Open

(PSNA) PSNA is accepting nominations for its 2013 PSNA Awards including: John Heinz Friend of Nursing Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Distinguished Nurse Award, and Emerging Nurse Leader Award. Join us as we take time to celebrate the work and lifetime achievements of a special handful of individuals. Nominations are accepted through August 1, 2013. [Read more…]

U.S. News ranks 2013 best online graduate nursing programs

(US News) Thanks to the growth of online nursing degree programs, students can advance their careers in one of the most in-demand health care professions. Students should be prepared to spend two or three years earning their master’s degree in nursing online, and graduates can then be certified with an advanced license as a nurse.

U.S. News evaluated several factors to rank the best online nursing degree programs, including faculty credentials, graduation rates and student services and technologies. See the methodology to learn more about how U.S. News calculated the rankings.

These are the top 15 online graduate nursing degree programs, ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

#1 Ferris State University (MI)

#2 Lamar University (TX)

#3 University of Michigan-Flint

#4 Clarkson College (NE)

#5 Graceland University (MO)

#6 Loyola University New Orleans

#7 Duquesne University (PA)

#8 Stony Brook University-SUNY (NY)

#9 University of Pittsburgh

#10 East Carolina University (NC)

#11 University of Texas-Tyler

#12 University of Massachusetts-Amherst

#13 University of Alabama-Huntsville

#14 Drexel University (PA)

#15 University of Missouri-Kansas City



Demand for nurses growing feverish

(Journal Gazette) For a year, 29-year-old Lisel Guevara missed plenty of birthday parties because of her weekend shift as a practical nurse at Harbour Assisted Living on Coliseum Boulevard in Fort Wayne.

She learned the importance of a three-hour nap and a strong cup of coffee as she did her homework through the week with her 2-year-old in the house. Fortunately, her husband understood when she explained that she would be committed to nursing for a while. [Read more…]

N.J. Nursing Initiative addresses shortage of nurses, faculty for nursing programs

An innovative experiment in proactivity is starting to pay off.

A hybrid of philanthropy, business and government that coalesced in 2009, the New Jersey Nursing Initiative has supported 61 nurses in their quest for master’s and doctoral degrees with tuition and a $50,000 stipend. [Read more…]