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Throwback Thursday: thanks to a Class of '67 grad for sending us these awesome photos!
Flashback Friday: here are some of our favorite pictures from 2017 Reunions Weekend Two! Click the link on our page to see all of the photos from the weekend!
Photo Credit: Coe Sweet
A nearly $2.3 million infusion into the University of Virginia’s School of Nursing will support a new student-faculty model of research collaboration and teaching teams, aiming to enhance research productivity and expand exposure to research for the school’s second-biggest student population: the roughly 250 students enrolled in its seven master’s tracks.
Attending the AWHONN Conference next week? We're hosting a reception for UVA Nursing Alumni and Friends, and we'd love to see you there!
Join Dean Dorrie Fontaine and AWHONN President Emily Drake on Tuesday, June 27th from 6:30-8pm for food, drinks, and catching up with alums, faculty, and staff!
Location: Calcasieu Restaurant at 930 Tchoupitoulas Street.
Questions? Contact Jess Eustace at email@example.com.
Great Nursing runs in the family: UVA School of Nursing alums Amy Pelleg (BSN '75) and her son Adam Pelleg (BSN '12) recently received awards for outstanding nursing in the same week!
Adam is Lankenau Medical Center's most recent recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing, while Amy, who is Bryn Mawr Hospital's ICU Nurse Manager, received the Medallion for Distinguished Leadership in Nursing Practice from the Villanova University College of Nursing.
Please join us in congratulating Amy and Adam!
#TeamTuesday: Patient care technician (PCT) Martina Torelli was making a patient's bed when she noticed changes in the patient's speech. Hours earlier, the patient had been very articulate, but now she was slurring her words and misidentifying objects. Martina used to work on our neuroscience unit, so she realized the patient might be having a stroke and notified a nurse. Because of her quick actions, the patient quickly received the clot-busting drug tPA and is doing well.
So it doesn't surprise us that Martina's ultimate goal is to get a master's degree in nursing. She's part of UVA School of Nursing's Clinical Nurse Leader program, a 2-year master's program for people with bachelor's degrees in other fields.
Before she became a PCT, Martina taught high school Spanish. She enjoyed it, but she'd always wanted to be a nurse and teaching never quite felt right. Now, she's on track to finish her master's in 2019 and plans to stay at UVA afterward.
On a quest to improve palliative care, worldwide: Fulbright Scholar & University of Virginia nursing prof Cathy Campbell.