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Puerto Rican pride: Ties to cultural home encourage UMSN student to give back, and stay strong
Nathaniel Mercado had just begun his first year at the University of Michigan School of Nursing when Hurricane Maria hit his family’s homeland, Puerto Rico, on September 20, 2017. Maria was one of the most destructive storms the island has ever seen. He had been visiting family the month before, and returned stateside in September to begin his freshman year at UMSN.  
Mar 07, 2018

Training school nurses to reverse opioid overdoses
“How many of you have seen an overdose?”
Mar 02, 2018

Focus on rural women and the opioid epidemic: Aspiring midwife sees need for nonjudgmental support
In the home stretch of her third and final year in the Nurse Midwifery MSN program, Alisha Marchand is excited to provide the kind of care she sees as lacking in her local area.A labor and delivery nurse for Promedica Monroe Regional Hospital in Monroe, Michigan (pop. 26,470), she has seen the effect of America’s opioid epidemic on expectant mothers in her community.
Mar 01, 2018

Faculty impact: UMSN alumna embraces innovation to challenge the patient care status quo
Dana Tschannen was an early-career nurse working in an intensive care unit (ICU) when she found she had a hard time leaving work at work.
Feb 22, 2018

Student spotlight: A grave diagnosis in the family and unanswered questions inspire research focus
Clare Donohoe was 16 years old when her young niece, Leah, was diagnosed with a rare subtype of acute myeloid leukemia. Leah went through months of treatment at a hospital in Washington, D.C., but still needed a bone marrow transplant. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a match in the family or on the national registry. Leah's care team told the family there weren't many promising options beyond waiting for a match. 
Feb 15, 2018

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