Nursing@Georgetown Blog


First Student Pursues Master’s in Nursing Online

When Janelle Shank (G’12) sent in her deposit to Georgetown this past February, she became the first student to enroll in the university’s first-ever online degree program.

Shank, a full-time nurse in a Level 1 trauma unit near Phoenix, Ariz., says her lifelong interest in nursing prompted her to apply to the School...

New Funding Programs Aim to Increase Nurses with Advanced Degrees

Organizations across the country are creating scholarships and other funding tools to help increase the number of nurse educators working in higher education with nursing students.

In a 2010 report, AACN found that nursing schools turned away more than 67,000 qualified applicants because of several factors...

UCLA Researcher Named New NHS Dean

Martin Y. Iguchi, Ph.D., chair of the School of Public Health’s community health sciences department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), will become the new dean of Georgetown’s School of Nursing & Health Studies on July 1...

Guest Post: Reflecting on My Nurse Preceptorship

The following is a guest post from the New to Nursing blog by Abbye Caplan

I am sitting here reflecting on my time as a student nurse. I remember one particular clinical where my instructor told me, “Abbye, make sure...

 

2011 Commencement Speaker Encourages Thoughtful Care

Dr. John Howard of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told the 208 graduates at the School of Nursing & Health Studies commencement to learn from those around them and be thoughtful but not reactive. Howard, director of the CDC’s National Institute...

Nurses Most Respected Profession for 11th Year

A yearly poll that tracks public opinions of various professions finds nurses to be the most ethical and honest profession for the 11th year, with 81 percent of respondents in a Gallup survey ranking them as “very high” or “high.”

Nurses have been the highest ranked profession for 11 out of 12 years. “The consistently most positively rated professions, including...