Building Nursing Leaders: DYC’s Nursing Workforce Diversity Program

chris1The nursing workforce is not as diverse as it could be. D’Youville College is playing a role to change that through the Nursing Workforce Diversity Program.

DYC is one of only 41 schools nationwide to be awarded a federal Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant. This program helps build nursing leaders in under-served populations in Buffalo – at the high school and college level. 


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Extreme Interning in the Great Outdoors


bridget1The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic (HCC) 2014 was a volunteer opportunity that has enriched my internship experience in Australia. The HCC is a long distance 111km river race. It started inland from Sydney where there are a lot of farms and rolling hills along the river.

Our supervisor Nick Stepkovitch picked the other students and me up on the way to the start. We unpacked about 12 treatment tables and, since some of the other students and I have been interning with Nick, we were able to help demonstrate two treatment routines that we would be assisting the physiotherapists with that weekend.

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Fall Foliage in Western New York! Visiting the Grand Canyon of the East

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Overlooking the Letchworth Park gorge and the winding road along the gorge

It’s easy to miss fall in Buffalo; you are getting settled in your dorm, studying for the first tests of the semester, or maybe just putting together a unique Halloween costume. Don’t worry! With daylight savings time giving you an extra hour this weekend after your Halloween night festivities, I have the perfect way to spend your fall weekend in Western New York: visiting the Grand Canyon of the East.


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The Queen City Paranormal

600_292993022Right. So we all love Halloween…..the costumes, the candy, all the horror movies, and the haunted houses. Well, maybe you do. Don’t get me wrong: I love eating Butterfingers until my teeth stick together, and dressing up is great, but I’ll pass on the other two. I am a confirmed coward when it comes to the movies and the haunted houses, but I am never afraid of reading a great ghost story. Most of you would be surprised that some of the best haunted places that Buffalo has to offer aren’t far from D’Youville College at all.

Here are some legends that have been passed on through the generations about our home town, and the surrounding areas:

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