Category / Nursing

Michael H. Ackerman, '80

Michael Ackerman Appointed Associate Director of Nursing

September 9, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Michael H. Ackerman, DNS, has been named the associate director of the School of Nursing at Niagara University. He is a 1980 NU graduate. Dr. Ackerman is a doctorally prepared nurse practitioner with a strong clinical, educational and research background who has created both the Sovie Center of Advanced Practice... Read on →


Niagara University Establishes School of Nursing

September 8, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Acknowledging the proud tradition and promising future of its nursing programs, Niagara University has officially established a School of Nursing. The change in designation from a “department” to a “school” is an academic distinction viewed internally as a strategic branding opportunity for Niagara’s flourishing cadre of nursing programs. “Our intent in... Read on →

New Niagara University students recite the NU Creed during the 2015 New Student Convocation.

Class of 2019 Welcomed to NU with New Student Convocation

August 28, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University professors care about their students. That was at the heart of the message delivered by Ed Hutton during Niagara University’s 13th annual New Student Convocation, held today in the Gallagher Center. The New Student Convocation, a Niagara tradition, is considered to be a bookend to commencement, and an... Read on →

Dr. Patricia Benner

Dr. Patricia Benner to Keynote Innovations in Education for Nurses Conference

August 17, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s nursing department will host a daylong conference for nursing educators on Friday, Sept. 11. The event will take place 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Castellani Art Museum on the Niagara campus. Innovations in Education for Nurses will feature several nationally recognized experts in nursing innovation and education, including... Read on →

Colley & Borgognoni

Dr. Debra Colley, Mary Borgognoni Appointed to New Leadership Positions

August 17, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Debra A. Colley is the new executive vice president at Niagara University, while Mary E. Borgognoni transitions to senior vice president for operations and finance at the Catholic and Vincentian institution. The promotions, which were announced earlier this month to the campus community, are official today.... Read on →

NU Nursing Window

Enhanced Partnership with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to Help NU Expand Nursing Program

July 2, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

With interest in Niagara University’s nursing programs booming, the institution is turning to one of its longtime partners to help it increase enrollment by offering additional clinical placements for accelerated students. Beginning this summer, students in NU’s accelerated B.S. program in nursing will have greater access to clinical rotations in... Read on →

Nurse Pinning Ceremony

Nursing Department Bestows Pins on 40 Program Graduates

May 8, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University punctuated the celebration of National Nurses Week with its nursing program’s annual Mass and Blessing Ceremony, held Friday, May 8, 2015, in NU’s Alumni Chapel. Forty men and women participated in the pinning ceremony, which serves as the symbolic welcoming of newly graduated nurses into the nursing profession. Following... Read on →

EMT Training Programs Honored by Mount St. Mary’s Hospital

May 6, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s training programs for emergency medical technicians will be recognized with the Excellence in Education Award from the EmStar Emergency Department of Mount St. Mary’s Hospital and Health Center. The presentation will take place during the 12th annual Salute to Niagara’s Emergency Medical Services Awards Dinner on May 20... Read on →

Day of Recognition

35th Annual Day of Recognition Celebrates NU’s College of Arts & Sciences

April 27, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The 35th Day of Recognition was held by Niagara University’s College of Arts and Sciences on Friday, April 24, 2015. Hundreds of Niagara University students were honored for their achievements as undergraduates during the event, which was presided over by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara president. The 2015 Day... Read on →

Nursing Sim Center

Wendt Foundation Awards $150,000 to NU Nursing Simulation Center

March 17, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University has received a $150,000 grant from the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation to assist in funding construction of a Nursing Simulation Center on its campus. The grant from the Buffalo-based foundation will be used to support spatial upgrades and capital equipment purchases within the comprehensive clinical lab, which will... Read on →

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