Meet the Dean
Meet the Dean of the College of Nursing: Dean Patricia Ravert
Former student, Andrea Gardner, poses as Florence Nightingale at the 100th anniversary of Nightingale’s death (2010).
Graduates of the baccalaureate nursing program celebrate following College of Nursing convocation.
Graduate Program Outcomes
The Family Nurse Practitioner program is ranked among the top nursing graduate schools in the nation.
Public and Global Health
The Public and Global Health course provides opportunities for students to practice nursing skills abroad.
The Healer's Art
The bi-annual college magazine informs alumni and friends of nursing events and activities.
Research and Conferences
Students attend a conference in Madison, WI.
A MEG grant facilitates student learning in the Navajo Nation.
Ashley has worked as an RN in the Emergency
Department at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. since
she graduated in 2001. The hospital is located in the heart of D.C., minutes
from many tourist sites and just ten blocks from the White House. It is a level-one
trauma unit and specializes in the emergent treatment of strokes and heart
attacks. The patient population is very diverse. On a typical day, Ashley
treats everything from a tourist falling down the Capitol steps to a gang
member with multiple gun-shot wounds.
“There is never a dull moment!” she says.
Besides caring for patients, she loves being part of
the trauma team, serving as triage nurse and participating in several hospital
committees. She has worked her way up to be a charge nurse, a team leader and
just recently accepted a position as nurse manager of the Emergency Department.
She is also cross-trained in the ICU and worked PRN for three-and-a-half years
in the Emergency Department at Children’s National Hospital. She also serves as
a mentor for newly graduated nurses to help them as they transition to working
in the hospital environment. She has received hospital awards for excellence in
service and leadership. She plans on returning to school in January to pursue a
graduate degree in Nursing Leadership Management from George Washington
Outside the hospital, Ashley maintains an active lifestyle.
She has completed a marathon, hiked Mount Kilimanjaro and scuba-dived at the
Great Barrier Reef. Her favorite
volunteer work has been with youth in her Stake, teaching several CPR and
first-aid classes, and providing nursing care for multiple Young Women camps
and youth conferences.