Friday, May 17, 2013

Admiral Fallon visits College of Nursing

This spring, Villanova University hosted Admiral  (Ret.) William J. Fallon as its Scholar-in-Residence. After serving over 41 years, this 1967 alumnus retired from the U.S. Navy as a four-star admiral. His last military assignment was as Commander, U.S. Central Command from March 2007 to March 2008. During the week, he presented "American Roles in a Changing World." Admiral Fallon (front row, center) also visited the College of Nursing on April 24th to have lunch with Dean Louise Fitzpatrick; Dr. Lesley Perry, associate dean; Rose O'Driscoll, assistant dean for administration; nursing alumna Maryalice Morro who is a retired Navy captain and member of the College's Board of Consultors and University's Alumni Association Board; Naval ROTC nursing students, and nursing students from the Middle East.

Exploring nursing in Ireland

While studying in Ireland with fellow nursing students as part of an international field experience in nursing, junior Michelle Alemi (front row, 3rd from right) has had an "amazing" time. The group, led by Dr. Patricia Mynaugh (back, right) and Dr. Amy McKeever (front, right), is based at National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway.

"The faculty here is so warm and welcoming," says Michelle, emailing from across the Atlantic, "We listened to many different lectures about the Irish health care system." One of her favorite activities was a simulated code situation in a ward, which included a variety of roles and use of teamwork. "There were many factors we experienced that we were not used to and it was a great learning experience," she notes. Michelle and the rest of the Villanova Nurses will explore more of Ireland and its culture before returning home next week.