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We dare to care for the caregivers
When Melissa Harris began her undergraduate studies at the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing, she didn’t know what kind of nurse she wanted to be, but she was sure of two things:“I kept saying, ‘I don’t want to do geriatrics, and I don’t want to do psych,’” Harris recalled.
Oct 28, 2020

Alumna receives American Academy of Nursing's COVID-19 Courage Award
U-M School of Nursing alumna Doris Grinspun (MSN '91), Ph.D., RN, FAAN, LLD(hon), Dr(hc), O.ONT, is one of four nurses selected for the American Academy of Nursing's COVID-19 Courage Award for her exceptional work to save lives, advance health equity and protect communities. 
Oct 26, 2020

U-M School of Nursing Dean Patricia Hurn reappointed through 2026
At the recommendation of Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Susan Collins, the University of Michigan Board of Regents has approved the reappointment of Patricia D. Hurn, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, as dean of the School of Nursing for a second five-year term, effective Aug. 1, 2021, through July 31, 2026.
Oct 23, 2020

Undergraduate student Stay in Place order
Today, the Washtenaw County Health Department, in collaboration with the university, issued a 14-day Stay in Place order for our undergraduate students. We fully support this action, as it enhances protections for our students and the welfare of our community. The university is also implementing steps beyond the order out of an abundance of caution and to provide choices for students and instructors.
Oct 20, 2020

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2020 Summer Issue

Facing new questions and unprecedented challenges, Michigan nurses are deploying their skills and expertise with a steady hand in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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2020 Winter Issue

Before Lauren Underwood became the youngest African American woman in Congress, she was a University of Michigan nursing student with a clear vision. 


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2019 Summer Issue

Using imaginary worlds to save real lives, virtual reality is more than a technology—it’s a destination where innovation and imagination are connecting to shape the future of health care education.


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2018 Fall Issue

One of the most insidious evils of the 21st century passes through the health care system every day. A partnership between nursing and law faculty at the University of Michigan has an army of advocates ready to stop it.



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2018 Summer Issue

How a handful of small homes staffed with midwives and nurses became a mighty tool in Liberia’s quest to improve its health care system.



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2018 Winter Issue

Nurses have fought to have their voices heard in the places where decisions are made. What can we learn from those who have helped nursing earn its proverbial seat at the table? 



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