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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.

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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

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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.

GW Nursing Graduation Events

GW Nursing celebrates its graduates this weekend with multiple events.

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Palliative Nursing Summit Hosted at GW

GW Nursing is pleased to host a Palliative Nursing Summit convened Friday, May 12, 2017 by the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA). Leaders and representatives from 26 specialty nursing organizations will develop a collaborative nursing agenda and action plan focused on three aspects of primary palliative nursing:  communication and advance care planning, coordination and transitions of care, and pain and symptom management.

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GW Nursing Students Go to Camp

Through a partnership with Camp Dogwood in Madison, Virginia, BSN students dive right in to life as nurses, helping some two dozen children deal with tummy aches, asthma, homesickness, and taking their medication while away at camp.

Dr. Dana Hines

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Although they make up only 12 percent of the US population, African-Americans accounted for 44 percent of all newly diagnosed cases of HIV in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. African-Americans have the highest proportion of new HIV and AIDS diagnoses compared to all races and ethnicities.

Dr. Pamela Jeffries

Dean Inaugurated as Simulation Fellow

GW Nursing Dean Pamela Jeffries was inducted January 30, 2017, as an inaugural fellow for the new Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH).

Stay Safe this Weekend!

With GW Nursing's proximity to the nation's capital, students have an opportunity to participate in historic events such as Inauguration-related activities happening this weekend. We offer some advice to staying safe while in crowds. 
JoAnne Conroy

Faculty-led Group Helps Students Deal With Stress

With the stress of balancing classes, clinical rotations and studying for both, students can get overwhelmed by it all and overlook taking time to take care of themselves.