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New U-M School of Nursing study evaluates the sexual health behaviors of young Black males through social media
A new study led by U-M School of Nursing Assistant Professor Jade Burns, Ph.D., RN, CPNP-PC, examines the impact and reach of social media platforms as a community-based tool for disseminating sexual health information and increasing engagement among Black adolescents and young adults.
Sep 24, 2020

How Loss Of Health Care Workers In Pandemic Affects Profession
The number feels as stunning as it does inevitable. Within days, the United States will surpass 200,000 deaths from COVID-19. According to independent tracking from Kaiser Health News and The Guardian, nearly 1,200 of those who died were health care workers. Many were helping patients who were infected with the coronavirus. Christopher Friese is a professor of nursing at the University of Michigan and a registered nurse himself. He says it takes an enormous toll to tend to and maybe lose the very people you worked with.
Sep 22, 2020

We Dare to improve cancer care beyond our borders
Alumna Laura Haskins (BSN ’11) has never hesitated to change course in pursuit of her passion. She had already earned a bachelor’s in health science from Purdue University when she decided to become a nurse, finding inspiration from her colleagues as a certified nursing assistant at a residential hospice facility.
Sep 21, 2020

Nursing students’ perspective on a public health-informed fall term at U-M
A few weeks into the 2020 fall term, we asked undergraduate students at the University of Michigan School of Nursing to share their thoughts on returning to campus for a public health-informed fall term and discuss what it’s like to be back living and learning in Ann Arbor from the unique perspective of a nursing student.Brea ColeHow does it feel being back on campus? Do you feel safe?
Sep 15, 2020

Depression worsens over time for older caregivers of newly diagnosed dementia patients
Caring for a partner or spouse with a new diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or related dementia is associated with a 30% increase in depressive symptoms, compared to older adults who don’t have a spouse with dementia — and these symptoms are sustained over time, a new University of Michigan School of Nursing study found.This sustained depression over time is important because partners are often caregivers for many years, said Melissa Harris, a doctoral student in the U-M School of Nursing and the study’s lead author.
Sep 10, 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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