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Nurses Month 2021: Stories, strategies and perspectives on self-care

May 7, 2021

While nurses are most trusted professionals in the United States, research shows they are also among the most stressed. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought increased attention to the pressures of the...

Celebrating Nurses Month at the U-M School of Nursing

April 29, 2021

Public trust in nurses does not waver — for 19 consecutive years and through the worst public health crisis in recent history, nursing has been ranked as the most trusted profession in the United...

Suicide Risk Among U.S. Nurses and Physicians

April 15, 2021

There are roughly 3 million nurses working in the United States, making it the country’s largest health care workforce—85% of whom are women. According to a U-M School of Nursing study, female nurses...

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A community approach to an inclusive future

January 13, 2021

Over the last year, a new and more powerful discourse around issues of inequality, identity and anti-racism has emerged across the country and the University of Michigan. At the School of Nursing,...

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Leading the Way: Mike Brinich, Director of Communications and Marketing

December 17, 2020

Standing in front of a kindergarten classroom on “Bring Your Dad to School Day,” last year, U-M School of Nursing Director of Communications and Marketing Mike Brinich was preparing to explain his...

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One chair at time

December 16, 2020

How do you go about reconfiguring the space plan for more than 100 rooms measuring a combined 100,000 square feet?That’s just one of the challenges the U-M School of Nursing facilities team took on...

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Leading the Way: Kinnothan Nelson, Director of Technology

December 3, 2020

Kinnothan Nelson’s journey to Ann Arbor began in Ninety Six. No, not 1996, but the small South Carolina town of less than 2,000 people where he was born. He spent much of his childhood going back and...

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Veterans Week alumni spotlight: Mark Thomas (BSN ’98), U.S. Navy

November 9, 2020

Military service and the University of Michigan were always part of Mark Thomas’ mission. Like his grandfather, who was aboard the USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Thomas enlisted in...

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Students who serve: David Vander Beek, U.S. Navy

November 9, 2020

David Vander Beek was finishing a bachelor’s degree in health care systems administration at Ferris State University in 2008 when a brief moment of helplessness pushed him into the nursing profession...

Veterans Week alumni spotlight: Greta Krapohl (Ph.D. ’11), U.S. Army

November 9, 2020

Becoming a nurse was always in Greta Krapohl’s plans, but serving in the U.S. Army wasn’t supposed to be long term. What began as a four-year obligation to earn an ROTC scholarship turned into two...