September 2017 Newsletter

Nightingale Finalists Announced

Congratulations to Jessica Devido (PhD ’14, MSN ’08, BSN ’04), Sheila Alexander (PhD ’04, BSN ’89), and Jennifer Lingler (MSN ’98). Lingler and Alexander are also faculty in the School of Nursing.

Finalists will be honored and the winners will be declared at the Nightingale 28th annual gala in November.


Don’t Miss This Year’s PNEG Conference

What will you gain from this year’s conference?

  • The conference will provide nurses with the latest trends in evidence based nursing education and professional development. 
  • PNEG will ignite interest in policy/advocacy activities to advance nursing science that will impact quality patient care.
  • Conference sessions will demonstrate how to implement the use of educational technologies to enhance teaching strategies.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to engage/network with experts from across the country and around the world.

Review the PNEG conference brochure to find out more.

Register online; the early bird discount ends September 25.


Alumna Promoted to Chief Nursing Officer at Beaumont Hospital

Guesman has worked at Beaumont Hospital for 30 years, and in this new role, will lead a nursing staff of more than 1,100. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Virginia Wesleyan College.

See more in the Oakland Press.



Let Pitt Nursing Help with Your CE Needs

The 12th Annual Immunization Conference:  Current Immunization Issues is being presented by the Allegheny County Immunization Coalition and the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing.  The conference will be held Thursday, November 2, 2017 form 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in Monroeville. 

Assessment of Dementia Through the Use of Evidence-Based Measures

  • Focuses upon assessment and differential diagnosis. 
  • Emphasis will be on explaining how to use screening tools and to differentiate various types of dementia. 
  • 1.5 nursing continuing education contact hours
  • Fee: $10

Pharmacologic Interventions for Dementia Syndromes

  • Explores intervention with an emphasis on using the published literature to choose pharmacological interventions for cognitive and behavioral manifestations of dementia.
  • 1.5 nursing continuing education contact hours
  • Fee: $10  

Precision Medicine:  Incorporation of Genetics and Genomics into Nursing Practice

  • Nurses play a significant role in the national Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI).
  • Learn how to collect genetic information to work with the initiative, and use the program to better assess disease recurrence risk. 
  • 4 nursing continuing education contact hours
  • Fee: $75

Testing for TB Infection

  • Provides a review of the Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test (TST), widely used in testing for TB infection. 
  • Identification and treatment of TB infection is the most effective means of eliminating tuberculosis disease. 
  • 1.5 nursing continuing education contact hours
  • No fee