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Widener University Nursing Alumni
Widener University Nursing Alumni (WUNA) comprise more than 5,600 individuals residing in the United States and abroad.Widener University Student Nurses Association and Widener University Nursing Alumni
All students in the School of Nursing are members of the Widener University Student Nurses Association (WUSNA). Once graduating, they automatically become members of WUNA. There are no dues required!
Photographs of many of our classes are hung on the walls located on the second floor of our building, Founders Hall. We are a talented group of individuals that continue to build upon the educational foundations accomplished at Widener.
Our Widener University student nurses enjoy socializing with alumni. They learn from the experience and expertise that our alumni possess. WUNA hosts professional and social networking and continued educational opportunities at Widener throughout the year.
WUNA events such as a past field trip to the Clara Barton National Historic Site assist us in embarking on a journey of lifelong learning together. These gatherings take place around student examination times so that our alumni can encourage and support our students. The events are mutually beneficial to our alumni, providing an opportunity for alumni to see and hear firsthand about the excellent education provided by their alma mater. A “Masquerade Ball,” organized by students and attended by students, faculty, and alumni, resulted in more than $10,000 raised for our Widener Community Nursing Clinic. See Flickr gallery for photos from WUNA/WUSNA socials.
Benefits of WUNA
Members of WUNA receive the following benefits:
- Discounted fees for continuing education activities
- Some continuing education events offered at no charge
- Wolfgram Memorial Library Card
- CAPSnet alumni (career advising and planning services and free alum-to-alum job postings)
- Personalized license plates in Maryland and Pennsylvania
- Liberty Mutual Insurance Services available
Opportunities exist to volunteer through WUNA in the following venues:
- Student mentor/coach/tutor
- Clinical site preceptor
- Student study groups
- Simulation lab “patient”
- Recruitment activities
- Educational events to give a presentation in your area of expertise
- Widener Community Nursing Clinic (housed at Cityteam, Chester, Pennsylvania.)
- Military service project
- Fall 2014 Homecoming Breakfast/CE Program
Saturday, October 18, 2014 -- Speaker: Alumna Denise Bailey, PhD, Assistant Professor, LaSalle University. Dr. Bailey will speak about "Self Care for Nurses." Details to be announced soon!
- Annual October Homecoming Program
- Our traditional nursing alumni Homecoming Champagne Breakfast is held annually each
October in Founders Hall, the School of Nursing building in Chester, Pennsylvania.
Following breakfast, alumni scholarship awards are presented along with a very informative
continuing education program.
Widener nursing alumni are employed and serve in many diverse capacities.
Army Nurses ROTC
Our alumni lend their expertise in local, state, federal, and international health care issues. Widener University is above the national average for graduating both men in nursing and ROTC army nurses.
Men in Nursing
Our alumni have been instrumental in starting the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing.
Volunteers in the Community
Our alumni currently comprise the majority of nurse volunteers at the Widener Community Nursing Clinic housed at Cityteam in Chester, Pennsylvania.