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Jessica Schwinck - Fellow for the 2019-20 Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program

Jessica Schwinck, DNP, ARNP of Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA has been selected as a fellow for the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program.  The Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program, a one year professional development experience, is a partnership between Duke University School of Medicine, Duke University School of Nursing and Johnson & Johnson.  The program was created in 2013 to provide leadership development for advanced practice nurses.  Selected fellows start the program in April 2019 and will participate in three leadership retreats throughout the program year as well as monthly distance-based learning activities and a transformative health leadership project.  The program will provide each fellow with the leadership and management skills required to effectively address the needs of their communities – especially those of vulnerable populations – and to become change agents within their practice settings and the evolving healthcare environment.

Interested in Teaching with Us?

Part-Time or Full-Time Contingent Faculty Positions for 2018-19:
– Tenure-track positions for PMHNP faculty
– Tenure track position in Maternal Child/Obstetrical Nursing
– Part-time positions for Clinical Faculty

    – Part-time and full-time contingent faculty positions in a variety of specialty areas, particularly medical-surgical nursing, nursing in the community, maternal-child/obstetrical nursing, and pediatrics.

Please contact:

Carol Seavor, EdD, MSN, RN
Interim Dean
School of Nursing Ramstad 214
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447-0003
253-535-7674; seavorcm@plu.edu

Congratulations Jesse Valitalo!

Jesse will be heading to Nationals for his wrestling accomplishments. He recently competed in his regional meet and placed 3rd – the top 5 are heading to Texas! Congrats Jesse and great work!

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