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News Archive

With as many students and faculty active in education, practice, policy and research as we have at GW Nursing, it can be difficult to capture all of their stories. These are just some examples of the work going on here — work done by dedicated students and top-tier faculty alike — that help this school continue to grow and flourish.

Dr. Echevarria comes to GW Nursing as Assistant Dean of the DNP program

Dr. Mercedes EchevarriaDr. Mercedes Echevarria joins GW this fall as an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of the DNP program. She comes to GW Nursing from Rutgers University, where she served as associate dean of Advanced Nursing Practice. Under her leadership, the school was ranked within the top 20 best graduate nursing programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2017.

June's Research & Accomplishments

June was an incredibly exciting and productive month for GW Nursing. Congratulations to the following researchers and scholars:

Dr. Darcy-Mahoney educates clinicians as a Macy Faculty Scholar

Dr. Ashley Darcy-MahoneyAs a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Ashley Darcy-Mahoney will further her work educating pediatric clinicians on the drivers of inequality and its links to early brain and child development.

Dr. Darcy-Mahoney is one of five Macy Faculty Scholars nationally, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation announced last week. Macy Faculty Scholars receive funding, up to $100,000 a year, to support their work on health care education reform projects.

Dr. Carol Braungart is GW Nursing's new FNP Program Director

Dr. Carol BraungartDr. Carol F. Braungart is joining GW Nursing as an assistant professor and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program director. She will oversee one of the largest FNP programs in the nation.

Dr. Sandra Davis

Dr. Sandra Davis named GW Nursing's inaugural Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Dr. Sandra Davis will serve as GW Nursing's first Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Over the past several months, Dr. Davis and Christine Yeh have co-chaired an advisory council charged by Dean Jeffries to outline recommendations to promote diversity, equity and inclusion at the school. As a new school initiative and GW university priority, the creation of a leadership role to lead in this area was a key recommendation of the advisory council.

GW Nursing welcomes Dr. Janice J. Hoffman as Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Dr. Janice J. HoffmanGW Nursing Dean Pamela Jeffries is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Janice J. Hoffman as professor and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.  

Dr. Hoffman, PhD, RN, ANEF, joins GW Nursing from the University of Missouri where she was associate dean for academic affairs. With over 38 years of nursing experience, she has taught in baccalaureate, graduate, associate and diploma nursing programs, as well as serving in staff development positions in acute care and military facilities. An experienced academic administrator, she has also held positions as the assistant dean of the BSN program and the vice chair of Organizational Systems and Adult Health at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Congratulations to newest AAN Fellows!

GW Nursing’s group of American Academy of Nursing (AAN) Fellows is happy to welcome two more to its ranks. Drs. Karen Kesten and Kenya Beard are among the 2017 Fellows AAN announced this week.

A GW Nursing student speaks with high school students during an event with partner organization Envision.

Improving health care education through simulation

As part of their commitment to strengthening partnerships and creating new collaborations to improve health care education and delivery, GW Nursing faculty and students this week shared their health care simulation expertise with learners on both ends of the education spectrum. Both high school students and experienced nurse educators visited GW Nursing’s Virginia Science & Technology Campus for simulation-centered immersive experiences.

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GW Nursing faculty engaged in variety of research

GW Nursing's faculty members and students are engaged in a wide spectrum of research activities, studying health, health care workforce, nursing education and the delivery of care in hospitals. Many received research support this spring.

Drs. Pericak, Acquaviva and Davis

Congratulations to recently promoted Professors

Congratulations to three faculty members who received promotions this academic year. Dr. Kimberly Acquaviva is now a Professor, while Drs. Sandra Davis and Arlene Pericak were promoted to Associate Professor.

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Teaching Health Policy

GW Nursing’s mission as a premier school of nursing for education in health policy provides both students and nurses with a growing array of resources and learning opportunities, many of which will be provided through the new GW Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement.

GW Nursing Professor joins International Council of Nurses for conference in Spain

Dr. Karen DawnDr. Karen Dawn attended the International Council of Nurses conference in Barcelona, Spain, from May 27 through June 1. She joined more than 8,000 nurses from hundreds of nations to focus on nurses' roles in strengthening health care globally. 

Congratulations to GW Nursing's newest Fellow

Dr. Mayri LeslieGW Nursing congratulates Dr. Mayri Leslie on her induction to the American College of Nurse-Midwives May 22 in Chicago during the organization's annual meeting. 

GW Nursing Professor publishes "groundbreaking" book

In what’s been referred to as “groundbreaking” work, GW Nursing’s Dr. Kimberly Acquaviva published a handbook for hospice and palliative care professionals who want to enhance the inclusiveness of their care.

Dr. Kim Acquaviva

A 2017 BSN graduate hugs a professor

Congratulations, Class of 2017!

GW Nursing students traveled to Washington, D.C. from across the country this weekend to participate in the school’s largest-ever graduation and commencement festivities.

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