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.
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.
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.
Dr. 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.