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  • Georgetown Doctor of Nursing Practice Students Selected for AACN Digital Innovators Program

    Amanda Boys (G’14, G’21) and Shannon Lyons (G’21), students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, have been selected for the Digital Innovators Program of the Graduate Nursing Student Academy of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The program has selected 30 students, in the form of 15 pairs, for participation.

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  • Georgetown BSN Alumna Co-Authors Book About Family Court Reforms

    BSN alumna Judith DiMaio Moran of the Class of 1968, who went on to receive a JD, co-authored the book, “Caring for Families in Court: An Essential Approach to Family Justice” (Routledge 2019). She said Georgetown’s nursing program encouraged students to connect with patients to help understand their lives outside of the hospital setting. “I think Georgetown was exceptional in preparing us back in 1965 to think that way.”

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  • GU Nursing Alumna, Award-Winning Author Has Spent Decades Advocating for Women

    BSN alumna Sister Christine Schenk, CSJ, of the Class of 1968, is an award-winning writer, including of the book “Crispina and Her Sisters: Women and Authority in Early Christianity” (Fortress 2017). “I never really expected to end up being a writer,” Schenk said about her life’s trajectory, “though I always loved the liberal arts, and it was one of the reasons I chose to apply to Georgetown.”

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  • Georgetown Alumna Received 3-Year Nursing Diploma in 1949 and BSN Degree in 1953 Through New ‘Supplemental Program’

    In the early 1950s, Mary Anne (Maryman) Curtis, who had already received the three-year diploma at Georgetown in 1949, decided to return to the university to complete the BSN, which she did in 1953 through the new supplemental program. “I go around [our community] and talk to people that graduated from nursing when I did. And they’ve heard of Georgetown. I just had to say, ‘Georgetown.’ They said, ‘You graduated from Georgetown?’ I said, ‘Yeah, it was a hometown school,’ which it was. But it’s still got a name that people recognize.”

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  • BSN Alumnae Live Georgetown Values During COVID-19 Pandemic

    2017 BSN alumnae Ani Bilazarian and Caroline Kechejian have been working on the COVID-19 response at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. “As an ICU nurse, I often find myself reflecting on the Jesuit value cura personalis,” Kechejian said. Bilazarian, also a PhD candidate at Columbia, added “Georgetown taught me that to be a nurse meant to commit to caring for people in the best way I can.”

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  • One Hundred Years Ago, GU Nursing Graduates Praised for Work During Flu Pandemic

    Looking back 100 years, Georgetown nursing graduates of the Class of 1920 were praised for their dedication during the 1918 influenza. A tribute was given “to the graduates for their faithful duties performed during the influenza epidemic when not one of the nurses failed to respond to the call for charity,” a newspaper of the time reported.

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  • Health Care Management & Policy Senior’s Research Focuses on COVID-19

    Samantha Schlageter (NHS’21), a senior health care management & policy major, has pursued several academic and extracurricular opportunities at Georgetown, including COVID-19-related research with Dr. Rebecca Katz and Allie Reichert of the Center for Global Health Science and Security and Dr. Michael Stoto of the Department of Health Systems Administration.

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  • Georgetown BSN Alumna Works on COVID-19 Response in New York City

    Since March, Maggie Raymond (NHS’13), a BSN alumna, has been working in New York City on the front lines of the COVID-19 response. Raymond, who received her master’s degree in nursing administration at NYU last year, says, cura personalis has been a guide in her life during the pandemic and that “Georgetown and emergency nursing have both taught me how to have grace under pressure, a skill that I’ve relied on heavily this past year.”

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  • Georgetown to Broaden Commitment to Health, Nursing Through New Schools

    Georgetown President John J. DeGioia today announced a plan to establish a School of Health and a School of Nursing on the Medical Center campus by July 2022. The schools will build upon the foundation of the current School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS), which has continued a tradition of nursing education that started at Georgetown in 1903, while broadening into other health disciplines built over the past two decades.

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  • Sophomore Enjoys Global Health Major, Carroll Fellows Initiative, and Extracurricular Activity

    Thomas Joyce (NHS’23) is a sophomore global health major. At Georgetown, he participates in the Carroll Fellows Initiative, as well as the GU Phantoms, Caring for Children with Cancer Club, GU Politics, and Club Baseball. “I have loved every moment being a global health major thus far,” he says.

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