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May 17, 2021 Assistant Professor Lenette M. Jones joins nurse leader fellowship program at UC Davis nursing school: U-M School of Nursing Assistant Professor Lenette M. Jones, Ph.D., ACNS-BC, RN, is one of 10 nurse scientists accepted to the second cohort of the Betty Irene Moore Fellowship for Nurse Leaders and Innovators at the University of California, Davis. This fellowship program, funded by a $37.5 million...
Apr 29, 2021 The Art of Queer Health Sciences featured in new exhibition led by U-M School of Nursing staff member: “If our work as researchers took up space in the same way art does, that could help the people we work with feel seen. We expect communities to be vulnerable with us when participating in research, so why not also create a pipeline for creatives who exist in those communities to process that...
Apr 27, 2021 U-M School of Nursing announces 2021 DAISY Award winners: The University of Michigan School of Nursing has announced its 2021 DAISY Award winners, recognizing Clinical Instructor Karen Keune, Ed.D., MJ, BSN, RN, as the recipient of this year’s Extraordinary Nursing Faculty Award and Clinical Instructor Patricia Tillman-Meakins, Ph.D., ANP-BC, as the...
Apr 21, 2021 U-M School of Nursing recognizes advanced practice students during second annual White Coat Ceremony: The University of Michigan School of Nursing held its second annual White Coat Ceremony Friday, April 16, in a virtual event honoring nearly 50 graduate students as they make their transition to advanced clinical practice. For advanced practice students, receiving a white coat represents a...
Apr 21, 2021 Message to the community on the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial: All of us,I’m calling out our president’s and regents’ message, which I fully endorse. No verdict can change the pain, anger, yet hope, around the trial and all it could mean for the future. We have work ahead of us, for our students and patients. They deserve the best of our energies.Patricia D....
Apr 15, 2021 Suicide Risk Among U.S. Nurses and Physicians: 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 are roughly twice as likely to commit suicide than the general female population and 70% more...
Apr 08, 2021 Two U-M School of Nursing students selected as IPE Innovation & Excellence awardees : At University of Michigan Health Professions Education Day on April 6, the 3rd-annual IPE Awards for Innovation and Excellence were presented. The awards honor students and faculty who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship, and/or leadership with regard to implementing and/or...
Apr 08, 2021 Research Day 2021 explores ‘Avenues of Impact’ in a virtual format: After pandemic precautions forced an abrupt cancelation last year, the University of Michigan School of Nursing held its 10th Research Day event April 5 and 6 on an all-new virtual platform. Research Day 2021: Avenues of Nursing Impact brought students, staff, faculty and alumni together to...
Mar 30, 2021 U-M School of Nursing graduate programs maintain top rankings: University of Michigan School of Nursing graduate programs continue to be recognized as some of the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, which recently released their rankings of the best graduate nursing schools for 2022.Overall, the U-M School of Nursing ranked as the 11th ...
Mar 29, 2021 Deans' Response to Regent Weiser's Remarks: All:Many of you are aware of the comments that Regent Ron Weiser made on Thursday at the North Oakland Republican Club meeting. All of these comments are unacceptable to our values as a school, and they had to be called out. His words are particularly unworthy of women leaders and of...
Mar 23, 2021 National Academies of Practice inducts Professor Cynthia Arslanian-Engoren: The National Academies of Practice (NAP) has announced the election of U-M School of Nursing Professor Cynthia Arslanian-Engoren, Ph.D., RN, ACNS-BC, FAHA, FNAP, FAAN, as a distinguished scholar in nursing and fellow. Dr. Arslanian-Engoren, who is also associate dean of faculty affairs...
Mar 17, 2021 Sigma Rho Chapter announces 2021 award recipients: The University of Michigan's Rho Chapter of the Sigma Nursing Honor Society recently announced the recipients of their 2021 awards, recognizing U-M School of Nursing faculty and students as well as Michigan Medicine nurses for their excellence and leadership in various categories. The...
Mar 10, 2021 Professors Ivo Dinov and Rob Stephenson elected honorary members of Sigma Theta Tau International: University of Michigan School of Nursing professors Ivo Dinov, Ph.D., and Rob Stephenson, Ph.D., have been unanimously elected as honorary members of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.Honorary status is conferred by Sigma’s board of directors on those who demonstrate...
Mar 10, 2021 Meet your instructor: Tina Leech, RN, MSN: Ms. Leech will discuss the basics of nursing health assessment during a mock lecture for admitted students at 3:30 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 18.After earning her bachelor’s degree in nursing, Clinical Instructor Tina Leech spent 22 years in the U.S. Army, holding a number of clinical and...
Mar 09, 2021 Majority of women can still give birth naturally if their water breaks early: About 11% of women who carry to term will experience prelabor rupture of membrane—a condition where the amniotic sac breaks open early, but labor doesn’t begin.Typically, when a woman’s water breaks but labor doesn’t start, labor is induced. But a new University of Michigan study found that...
Mar 04, 2021 Associate Professor Matthew Davis to receive U-M’s Henry Russel Award: Associate Professor of Nursing Matthew Davis, Ph.D., MPH, will receive a University of Michigan Henry Russel Award during the 96th Henry Russel Lecture on Tuesday, March 9. The award is the university’s highest honor for faculty members at the early to mid-stages of their careers.Davis, who is also...
Mar 03, 2021 Vaping marijuana associated with more symptoms of lung damage than vaping or smoking nicotine: Adolescents who vape cannabis are at greater risk for respiratory symptoms indicative of lung injury than teens who smoke cigarettes or marijuana, or vape nicotine, a new University of Michigan study suggests.The result challenges conventional wisdom about vaping nicotine, says the study’s...
Feb 26, 2021 As learners and volunteers, nursing students play an important role in the fight to conquer COVID-19 : Over the last year, University of Michigan School of Nursing students and faculty have both created and capitalized on new opportunities to apply their skills in a wide range of efforts to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control.Griffin Klaft and Maureen Luddy are seniors in U-M’s Bachelor of...
Feb 25, 2021 U-M School of Nursing to host 2021 Global Summer Institute virtually May 11-13: The University of Michigan School of Nursing will host its third Global Summer Institute with three days of special virtual programming May 11 through 13. This year’s event centers on the theme of sexual reproductive health and rights for all as presenters and attendees explore the intersection of...
Feb 23, 2021 Professor Rob Stephenson named chair of WHO Scientific and Technical Advisory Group for sexual and reproductive health: The U-M School of Nursing’s Sylvia S. Hacker Collegiate Professor of Nursing and Sexual Health Rob Stephenson, Ph.D., has been appointed chair of the World Health Organization’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Group for Sexual and Reproductive Health (STAG-SRH).Stephenson, who has been a member...
Feb 22, 2021 U-M School of Nursing announces Preceptor of the Year Awards: The University of Michigan School of Nursing’s Office of Practice and Professional Graduate Studies has announced the winners of the latest Preceptor of the Year Awards. These awards are given annually to individual preceptors and departments who have shown exceptional dedication to providing...
Feb 18, 2021 Alumna receives American Nurses Association's 2021 Innovation Award: University of Michigan School of Nursing alumna Becky Cherney (BSN ’12) received the American Nurses Association’s 2021 Innovation Award for her work creating TrachTrail™, the first comprehensive, standardized adult tracheostomy care education program of its kind. Cherney, a staff nurse and...
Feb 12, 2021 An announcement on Spring Commencement from Dean Hurn: Dear U-M School of Nursing spring 2021 graduates,I hope this note finds you, your family and friends well and strong.All of us in the school are excited about your impending graduation and the plans we have in store to honor your collective achievements at the May 1 U-M School of Nursing Spring...
Feb 11, 2021 Meet your professor: Akshay Sharma, Ph.D., MBBS, MPH: Dr. Sharma will discuss the incidence and prevalence of infectious diseases during a mock lecture for admitted students on Tuesday, Feb. 16.A recipient of the U-M School of Nursing’s 2020 Mae Edna Doyle Teacher of the Year Award, Assistant Professor Akshay Sharma leads undergraduate nursing...
Feb 10, 2021 U-M midwifery students receive scholarship to attend ACNM annual meeting: Two students in the University of Michigan School of Nursing’s master’s program in nurse-midwifery have won a scholarship from the Michigan affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) to attend the organization’s annual meeting in May.Anup Bhullar and Katie Bolling were selected for...
Feb 04, 2021 U-M School of Nursing appoints new Ph.D. program director: Associate Professor Sarah Stoddard, Ph.D., RN, CNP, FSAHM, has been named the new director of the University of Michigan School of Nursing’s Ph.D. program.Stoddard is an accomplished researcher and public health nurse practitioner who has dedicated her career to promoting the health and well-being...
Feb 04, 2021 A Parallel Pandemic Hits Health Care Workers: Trauma and Exhaustion: Thousands of health care workers have already paid the ultimate price for their workaday devotion. Since March, more than 3,300 nurses, doctors, social workers and physical therapists have died from Covid-19, according to a tally by Kaiser Health News and the Guardian.Experts say the...
Jan 28, 2021 COVID-19 updates for undergraduate students: Dear Under Graduate  Students,I wanted to just clarify that the U-M School of Nursing plans to move forward with classes and clinical as planned.  We continue to use all of our public health informed practices as an integral part of this process. These prevention  practices...
Jan 27, 2021 Amid the isolation of COVID, Michigan Alzheimer’s deaths soar: In 2020, as COVID-19 tore through Michigan, deaths from Alzheimer’s jumped 18 percent from the previous six-year average, according to a Bridge Michigan analysis of state data. Similar rises were noted nationally.  A growing body of research suggests a link ...
Jan 27, 2021 Hospitals should not restrict parent visitation at child’s bedside, say U-M researchers: Since hospitals began curtailing visitation to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many allow only one parent at the bedside of pediatric patients.A new consensus statement (PDF) argues that parents and guardians are “essential caregivers” and should be allowed at the bedside without...
Jan 22, 2021 Global immersion at home: The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped our lives, and international travel has been disrupted. Seventy-six students registered to travel abroad in the spring and summer semesters before all programs were canceled. Despite those challenges, many students decided to continue their global education...
Jan 22, 2021 Facts & figures: Global engagement in 2020The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped our lives and international travel has been disrupted. At the same time, the pandemic put a spotlight on the significance of global health and global collaboration. During the 2019-20 academic year, 15 graduate students were able to travel...
Jan 22, 2021 U-M programs and partnerships support research to reshape maternity care in Ghana: Collaborative research connected Veronica Dzomeku to the University of Michigan School of Nursing before she ever set foot on campus. When she arrived in Ann Arbor in 2017 to join the U-M African Presidential Scholars Program (UMAPS), that connection grew stronger. The program and Dzomeku’s...
Jan 22, 2021 Leadership thoughts : Dear friends and colleagues,While the COVID-19 pandemic eclipsed 2020 as a celebration of the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife and the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, I am forever optimistic about the impact we have on the health of the world’s populations. As I reflect on the...
Jan 21, 2021 Alum’s ambition paves new global pathway for DNP students: Sarah Warnez is approaching her nursing career with a global focus, motivated by her experience in the University of Michigan’s Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program. While pursuing her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, Warnez was determined to carry out her capstone project...
Jan 20, 2021 Supporting a sustainable future for research in Thailand: Professor Kathleen Potempa’s work in Thailand began in the late ‘90s, when she planted roots that quickly grew into a role advising national strategies in nursing and public health over the next two decades. Now, supported by three successive grants from the National Institutes of Health’s Fogarty...
Jan 20, 2021 News from the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center:  2020: The Year of the Nurse and the MidwifeWe began 2020 celebrating the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife with our colleagues and students through events, film screenings and conversations. Our first film was Survivors: Hope and Resilience in the Time of Ebola, which we screened in early...
Jan 18, 2021 News & notes:  Wipada Kunaviktikul announces her retirement from Chiang Mai UniversityIn summer 2020, Wipada Kunaviktikul, RN, MS, MPH, FNP-BC, announced her retirement after more than 20 years as dean of the faculty of nursing at Chiang Mai University in northern Thailand, one of the U-M School of Nursing’...
Jan 13, 2021 Donors decide the winner of U-M School of Nursing’s inaugural We Dare Challenge during special virtual event: The University of Michigan School of Nursing’s We Dare Challenge saw nearly 150 donors contribute $21,986 during the month of October to support student-led projects. On Nov. 2, donors took part in a livestream event to learn more about the four student groups vying to receive those funds and vote...
Jan 13, 2021 Tweets, posts and notes: U-M School of Nursing friends and family took to social media to share their excitement about returning to campus, welcome a new class of Michigan Nurses, honor the accomplishments of alumni and much more.Whether you're sharing an accolade, view on a nursing-related topic, memory, suggestion...
Jan 13, 2021 Alumni news and notes: Thank you to the alumni who shared their latest news and accomplishments with us. The world has changed in many ways, but the need for highly educated nurses remains, and the need for nursing leadership grows stronger every day. The world needs us, and you can help. We invite you to join with...
Jan 13, 2021 Faculty news and accolades: Cynthia Arslanian-EngorenRecognized as one of the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing's top three reviewers       Sue Anne BellAppointed to a second term on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Advisory Council Inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of...
Jan 13, 2021 A message from Dean Patricia D. Hurn: Over the last year, we have faced new challenges and many different kinds of hardships. Yet these difficult moments have also allowed us to create new opportunities, further our resolve to educate nursing's leaders and best and accomplish our scholarship even in the cold grip of the pandemic....
Jan 13, 2021 Learning to heal : When Pamela Katz Ressler decided to leave her hometown of East Lansing and study nursing at the University of Michigan, she wasn’t sure where it would lead, but she knew something felt right. Since earning her bachelor’s degree from the U-M School of Nursing in 1979, Ressler’s professional journey...
Jan 13, 2021 Staff-led pilot projects propel new discoveries at the Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities: Two years ago, the U-M School of Nursing’s Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities (CSHD) announced a new initiative giving staff members the chance to develop and lead yearlong pilot projects on a sexual health subject of their choosing. Supported by the Janet Gatherer Boyles Small Project...
Jan 13, 2021 Delivering digital education at a pivotal moment: This fall, after two years of exhaustive planning and preparation, the U-M School of Nursing welcomed its first cohort of students in the new Master of Science in Nursing programs in the Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner (PCFNP), Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP), and...
Jan 13, 2021 A nursing innovation to connect caregivers: Assistant Professor Sheria Robinson-Lane, Ph.D., RN, is a nurse, educator, gerontologist and internationally recognized expert on care for older adults with cognitive disabilities. She is not a software developer. But that’s a new world she’s found herself in as she works to create a smartphone...
Jan 13, 2021 My journey on the front lines: Kristi Leicht earned her BSN from the U-M School of Nursing in 2017. Over the last year, she has been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in an adult surgical intensive care unit at a hospital just outside of New York City. She took the time to share her experiences as a young nurse living...
Jan 13, 2021 Becoming a nurse and a groundbreaking business leader: Alumna Andra Rush’s U-M School of Nursing education inspired entrepreneurship that has broken barriers and supported communities across the United States and Canada. Before Title IX legislation helped create more opportunities for women in athletics, Andra Rush (BSN ’82) hid her long hair under a...
Jan 04, 2021 DNP Student, Nathan Stefanovsky Awarded a Nurses Educational Funds Scholarship: Nurses Educational Funds awarded Nathan Stefanovsky a Scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Nathan attends the University of Michigan School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program.In addition to his doctoral studies, Nathan is working to obtain a concentration in...