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Dec 03, 2020 Leading the Way: Kinnothan Nelson, Director of Technology: 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 forth between Flint and Ninety Six before enrolling at the University of Michigan, where he turned...
Nov 18, 2020 Renée Pitter joins the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Leaders: We are proud to announce that  Research Program Manager Renée Pitter of the U-M School of Nursing Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities has been selected to participate in one of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s leadership programs. These programs...
Nov 18, 2020 Breathe Better With COPD - National COPD Awareness Month: More than 16 million people in the U.S. are living with COPD. Millions more likely have the disease but don’t know it. Symptoms can be mild at first and get worse over time.“Some people with COPD get very short of breath when they try to walk, or do any kind of physical activity,” says Dr. Janet...
Nov 09, 2020 Veterans Week alumni spotlight: Mark Thomas (BSN ’98), U.S. Navy: 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 the U.S. Navy. His brother, fellow U-M alumnus Col. Michael Thomas (B.S. ’97), followed their father’...
Nov 09, 2020 Students who serve: David Vander Beek, U.S. Navy: 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 and ultimately to the University of Michigan as a student in the School of Nursing’s master’s...
Nov 09, 2020 Veterans Week alumni spotlight: Greta Krapohl (Ph.D. ’11), U.S. Army: 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 decades of distinguished military service leading into a doctorate from the University of Michigan and...
Nov 09, 2020 Students who serve: Holly Carlson, U.S. Army: Holly Carlson is a proud military brat. Before serving in the Army Nurse Corps, she grew up on the move across the United States following her father, a retired Air Force pilot. Of the family’s five children, four have gone into military service: Carlson’s older brother is an A-10 pilot in the Air...
Nov 06, 2020 Celebrating Veterans Week at the U-M School of Nursing: Since Florence Nightingale's groundbreaking service in the Crimean War, nurses have played an essential, lifesaving role in militaries around the world. In the United States, nurses have served at home and abroad as some of the most distinguished and respected professionals in the Armed Forces....
Nov 04, 2020 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 Monday, Nov. 2, donors took part in a livestream event to learn more about the four student groups vying to receive those funds...
Nov 03, 2020 2020 Rho Chapter Awards : Each year, Sigma Rho Chapter nursing honor society recognizes excellence in nursing with its chapter awards program.Although due to COVID-19, we were unable to celebrate in-person, we proudly salute our awardees for the 2020 Sigma Rho Chapter Excellence Awards. Thank you for your leadership and...
Nov 03, 2020 County ends stay-in-place order as U-M COVID-19 cases drop: The Washtenaw County Health Department’s stay-in-place order for University of Michigan undergraduate students ends at 7 a.m. Nov. 3 and will not be extended, following a decrease in the proportion of county COVID-19 cases associated with U-M.In a Nov. 2 press release, the health department said U-...
Oct 29, 2020 Congratulations to the U-M School of Nursing faculty and alumni being inducted as AAN fellows: Three members of the U-M School of Nursing community will be inducted as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing during a virtual ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 5:30 p.m. EST. Join us in congratulating Assistant Professor Sue Anne Bell, (Ph.D. '14), FNP-BC, and alumni Lauren Underwood...
Oct 26, 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 23, 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,...
Oct 20, 2020 Undergraduate student Stay in Place order: U-M School of Nursing undergraduate students, faculty and staff,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...
Oct 19, 2020 Five U-M faculty members elected to National Academy of Medicine: Five University of Michigan professors have been elected to the highest honorary society in the United States for researchers in medicine and health.They study everything from the brain to health care policy and cancer care, and all have demonstrated decades of expertise and achievement.Today, F....
Oct 15, 2020 U-M School of Nursing students Awarded Murtland Scholarship: Two U-M School of Nursing midwifery students were recently awarded the Murtland Scholarship. Kayla Perroud, RN, BSN, and Whitni Smith, RN, BSN, are both students in the MSN Nurse-midwifery program and are expected to graduate in 2021.Kayla Perroud, RN, BSN, Midwifery Class of...
Oct 15, 2020 U-M School of Nursing announces 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award winner: The University of Michigan School of Nursing and the UMSN Distinguished Alumni Award Selection Committee are excited to announce Linda Everett, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, as the winner of this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award for her extensive contributions to nursing leadership, education and...
Oct 12, 2020 More young adults are abstaining from alcohol: Fewer college-age Americans drink alcohol, compared to nearly 20 years ago, according to a new study led by U-M School of Nursing professor Sean McCabe.Between 2002 and 2018, the number of adults aged 18-22 in the U.S. who abstained from alcohol increased from 20% to 28% for those in college and...
Oct 08, 2020 Congratulations, Rep. Lauren Underwood: Before Lauren Underwood became the youngest African American woman in Congress, she was a University of Michigan nursing student with a clear vision. Now we are honored to congratulate Rep. Lauren Underwood, a U-M School of Nursing and Johns Hopkins University School of...
Oct 05, 2020 Learn about the four student groups vying for your support in the We Dare Challenge: Four weeks. Four groups. One choice.Now more than ever, the world needs nursing to continue its critical role providing high-quality care to patients while leading the transformation of our health care system in the United States. The U-M School of Nursing We Dare Challenge gives those...
Oct 02, 2020 Next steps:  First-year applicants Sophomore transfer applicants  Learn more about admission requirements and important deadlines for first-year and sophomore transfer applicants to the U-M School of Nursing. HousingNursing students live in a variety of locations across campus and the...
Oct 02, 2020 Be part of groundbreaking research: U-M School of Nursing faculty researchers bring their depth of knowledge to the classroom setting to enrich your education with a research-intensive focus. And these leading nurse scientists regularly connect with committed undergraduate students to collaborate on their research.The U-M School...
Oct 02, 2020 An inclusive education, with support every step of the way: Just like the patients you will care for throughout your nursing career, members of the U-M School of Nursing community come from all walks of life. Creating and maintaining a respectful and welcoming environment for all informs everything we do. Hear from our Chief Inclusion Officer Rushika...
Oct 02, 2020 Take your education further as an Honors student: The U-M School of Nursing's Undergraduate Honors Program provides special opportunities for research, mentorship and more. Honors students go beyond the standard BSN curriculum to engage in research and other scholarly work to build knowledge and skills that set them apart in graduate studies and...
Oct 02, 2020 Gain a global perspective: Undergraduate study abroad programs led by the School of NursingNursing, health and society in New Delhi, IndiaNursing, health and society in Khon Kaen ThailandSpanish for health professionals and health and culture in Costa RicaSpanish language immersion and health and culture in PeruSummer in...
Oct 01, 2020 Build lasting connections with a common purpose: Joining a student organization is a valuable way to connect with like-minded individuals and explore your interests in ways that can benefit you both personally and professionally.Student Nurses’ Association Sigma Theta Tau, Rho ChapterNursing Student GovernmentStudent-run Free Clinic ...
Oct 01, 2020 Unparalleled clinical learning: The U-M School of Nursing’s clinical curriculum lets you put theory into practice as faculty clinicians guide you through high-tech simulation exercises and hands-on care with real patients in hospitals, health departments, community centers and much more.Your clinical education includes a...
Oct 01, 2020 World-class faculty expertise: At the U-M School of Nursing, you’ll benefit from the breadth of our faculty’s knowledge and expertise. Leading clinicians, renowned researchers and internationally recognized data scientists will help you build skills to inform evidence-based nursing practice, looking beyond the basics to care for...
Oct 01, 2020 Become a Michigan Nurse, be in demand: The quality of a University of Michigan degree is recognized worldwide. Earning your Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from U-M can open the doors to exciting opportunities upon graduation and throughout the course of your career.Michigan Nurses are everywhere, pioneering new discoveries in...
Oct 01, 2020 We Dare Challenge: Together we decideFour weeks. Four groups. One choice. Join the challengeNow more than ever, the world needs nursing to continue its critical role providing high-quality care to patients while leading the transformation of our health care system in the United States. The University of Michigan...
Sep 24, 2020 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 22, 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...
Sep 15, 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...
Sep 10, 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...
Sep 09, 2020 Nursing a passion to serve : Neal Hautz grew up in rural Boyne City, Michigan. From a young age, he learned the importance of service and community. Whether he was playing sports, cleaning up the parks in his neighborhood, or helping his parents at school fundraisers, Neal always saw a lot of value in working with others...
Sep 08, 2020 Together, We Can: Clinical Instructor Laura Prochnow, DNP, RN, CHSE: "Together, We Can” is a series of stories featuring U-M School of Nursing faculty members who will be guiding our students through their nursing education amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this series, you will learn about the people at the U-M School of Nursing who make it...
Sep 04, 2020 Recapping Welcome Week at the U-M School of Nursing: This week, we welcomed new and familiar faces to campus with a number of in-person and virtual activities to celebrate the start of a public health-informed fall term at the U-M School of Nursing.Throughout the week, students had the opportunity to connect with faculty and staff while learning more...
Sep 03, 2020 U-M School of Nursing staff member among first to receive presidential Arts Initiative pilot grant: Tanaka Chavanduka, MPH, a research associate in the U-M School of Nursing's Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities, is among the first to receive a pilot grant as part of the presidential Arts Initiative, announced last fall by university president Mark Schlissel. The initiative kicked...
Aug 31, 2020 COVID-19 updates for undergraduate students: Weekly COVID Update and Thanksgiving ProjectSubmitted on November 20, 2020Greetings UG students!  You made it!  The face to face portion of the semester is coming to an end.  This is a huge accomplishment.  Yes, there is still work to be done but take some time to...
Aug 28, 2020 Together, we can: Clinical Instructor Patricia Tillman-Meakins, Ph.D., ANP-BC: "Together, we can” is a series of stories featuring U-M School of Nursing faculty members who will be guiding our students through their nursing education amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this series, you will learn about the people at the U-M School of Nursing who make it...
Aug 27, 2020 Welcome Week activities in person and online kick off a new academic year at the U-M School of Nursing: The University of Michigan School of Nursing has planned a number of fun and informative events next week to welcome students back to campus for a public health-informed fall term. Safe and socially distanced activities include outdoor fitness classes, a resource...
Aug 11, 2020 Hunger for knowledge: educating nurses on food insecurity: Written by: Deborah (McConnell) Dalebroux (BSN '02), MPH, RN, PHNSince graduating from the University of Michigan School of Nursing, my career has grown to focus on nursing education with a special interest in nutrition and health. In September 2019, I joined the faculty at St. Catherine University...
Aug 06, 2020 Homecoming and Reunion event update: Dear School of Nursing Alumni,Hello from your alma mater and I am hoping you and your loved ones are safe, healthy and thriving. Based on guidance from the university, state and concern for alumni well-being, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all 2020 Reunion and Homecoming in person...
Jul 27, 2020 Who gets to live? How doctors make impossible decisions as COVID-19 surges: Eighteen states are currently in what’s considered the “red zone” by the White House coronavirus task force, meaning they had more than 100 new cases per 100,000 people last week. Additionally, 14 states currently have more than 70 percent of their ICU capacity occupied.Such dire...
Jul 27, 2020 Stateside: For older adults, social distancing brings its own mental and physical health risks: U- M School of Nursing  Assistant Professor Geoffrey J. Hoffman was recently featured on Stateside, discussing his research and the mental and physical health challenges seniors are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen to the full show and hear more about older adult care and...
Jul 23, 2020 Dr. Rob Stephenson named Sylvia S. Hacker Collegiate Professor of Nursing & Sexual Health: U-M School of Nursing Professor and Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities Director Rob Stephenson, Ph.D., has been named the Sylvia S. Hacker Collegiate Professor of Nursing and Sexual Health, recognizing his work as an internationally renowned scholar in sexual and reproductive health....
Jul 14, 2020 Faculty News and Accolades:  Cynthia Arslanian-Engoren2019 Reviewer of the Year from the editors of the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing          Melissa BathishGilbert Whitaker Fund for the Improvement of Teaching Grant:Simulated Cardiac Arrest (Code Blue) Training for University of...
Jul 14, 2020 Alumni News: Thank you to the alumni who shared their latest news and accomplishments with us. And thank you to all of the U-M School of Nursing alumni who have displayed tremendous courage and selflessness caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The future of nursing depends on world-...
Jul 14, 2020 Tweets, Posts and Notes: Members of our U-M School of Nursing family took to social media to congratulate the Class of 2020, honor nurses on the front lines or simply show support for one another during challenging times. Whether you're sharing an accolade, view on a nursing-related topic, memory, suggestion...