DNP Scholarly Project Defense, 6/1

June 1, 2016 @ 10:00AM – 3:00PM • Gambet Center Room 214

Faculty, students, and the general public are invited to attend.

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor Nursing Practice, the following students will defend their scholarly projects:


Kimberly T. Korner MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC


“Do Medical-Surgical Registered Nurses Have More Time to Provide Direct Patient Care when using a Point and Click Documentation System or an Evidence-Based Documentation System?” 

Doctoral Committee:

Carol Mest, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, Chairperson

Tricia Bernecker, PhD, RN, Co-Chairperson

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Gambet Center Room 214



Amy L. Ruesch, MSN, CRNP, ANP-BC


“Registered Nurses’ Knowledge of Hearing Impairment and Effective Communication Strategies when Caring for a Hearing Impaired Patient”

Doctoral Committee:

Joseph J. Napolitano, PhD, MPH, RN, CRNP, Chairperson

Mary Ellen Miller PhD, RN, Co-Chairperson

Time: 1:00PM

Location: Gambet Center Room 214



Courtney Vose, MSN, MBA, RN, APRN, NEA-BC


“Factors related to Associate Degree and Diploma  Registered Nurses obtaining Their Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree”

Doctoral Committee:

Barbara Siebert, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC, CNE, Chairperson

Carol Mest, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, Co-Chairperson

Reynaldo Rivera, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Content Expert Eileen Carter, PhD, RN, Associate Research Scientist, Columbia University School of Nursing, and Nurse Researcher, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Content Expert 

Time: 2:00PM

Location: Gambet Center Room 214


Fall Lunch Bunch Session Forming

The Salesian Center for Faith & Culture sponsors an informal discussion group for interested full-time faculty & staff at DSU who read a book of contemporary cultural concern and share their reviews of it. The group meets three times a semester. Each meeting takes place on a Tuesday, from 12:30 to 1:30 PM, in the Salesian Center for Faith & Culture. Use the link below to choose 3 books and email us. Space is limited!

Fall book list

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TODAY: Understanding Your Benefits: Tuition Exchange/Waiver Meetings, 5/26

Your Tuition Benefits:  Tuition Exchange/Waiver Meetings are scheduled for Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 10:00 am and again at 2:00 pm in Conference Room 243 of the Gambet Center. 

One of the benefit offerings for full time employees of DeSales University is the opportunity to participate in one of two Tuition Exchange scholarship programs available to dependents of eligible staff and faculty.  Meetings to discuss these scholarship programs as well as the Tuition Waiver process for dependents of eligible employees who wish to attend DeSales University will be held Thursday, May 26th, 2016 at 10:00 am and again at 2:00 pm in Conference Room 243 of the Gambet Center.

This meeting is primarily for our employees who are the parents of students entering their junior or senior year of high school in the fall.  If you do not have a student in one of these categories but are interested in information for future reference you are also welcome to attend.  Come with your questions – members of our Admissions and Human Resources staff will be available to answer. 

If you have scheduling conflicts we will gladly send you related material and/or handouts from the meeting.

Questions? Please contact Amy Bower in the Human Resources Office at