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Oct 14, 2019 U-M Nursing selects Noodle Partners to help launch online MSN program in Leadership, Analytics and Innovation:  The University of Michigan School of Nursing has announced a partnership with online program manager (OPM) Noodle Partners to develop its new fully online Master of Science in Nursing program in Leadership, Analytics and Innovation. Courses officially begin in fall 2020.The program will...
Oct 14, 2019 U-M Nursing professor earns prestigious recognition as ACMI Fellow: University of Michigan School of Nursing Associate Professor Marcelline Harris, Ph.D., RN, FACMI, has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI), recognizing her as one of the nation’s top biomedical scientists and her significant, sustained contributions to...
Oct 09, 2019 U-M Nursing staff pivotal to launch of new online MSN programs:  The U-M School of Nursing announced the launch of three new online Master of Science in Nursing degree programs last month, and staff members are playing an important role in their development and delivery.In addition to traditional residential programs, students will have the opportunity to...
Sep 30, 2019 Innovation for intervention: a collaborative effort to teach the ABCs of Prescription Drug Safety: Over 6 million people in the United States misuse addictive medications, while nearly 80 percent of Americans who use heroin started with misusing prescription opioids. Led by Carol Boyd, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, a team of researchers at the University of Michigan School of Nursing’s Center for the...
Sep 23, 2019 U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood returns to campus to share insight with future U-M nurses: On Saturday, Sept. 21, U-M School of Nursing alumna and U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood (BSN ’08) returned to her alma mater for a special reception, where she spoke with students, faculty, alumni and other members of the U-M Nursing community.Underwood serves Illinois’ 14th Congressional District and...
Sep 20, 2019 Welcome, new U-M School of Nursing faculty!:            Gabrielle Artymovich, MS, FNP-BCLeo Lecturer 1Gabrielle Artymovich earned her BSN and master’s degrees from U-M School of Nursing and now joins our faculty in the Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences. Her focus areas...
Sep 19, 2019 U-M School of Nursing researchers work to reduce maternal and child deaths with maternity waiting homes: In many countries, pregnancy and childbirth remain life-threatening events, yet most pregnancy-related deaths can be prevented. A team of researchers including U-M Nursing collaborators Carol Boyd, Jody Lori and Michelle Munro-Kramer are bringing women closer to well-equipped maternity waiting...
Sep 13, 2019 New U-M Nursing study shows prescription drug misuse is related to later substance use disorders:  A new University of Michigan study shows that the frequency and age at which older teens and young adults misuse prescription drugs are two predictors of substance use disorders later in life, especially alcohol misuse.The study examined annual misuse patterns for prescription opioids,...
Sep 09, 2019 U-M School of Nursing launches 3 online master’s programs: The University of Michigan School of Nursing is now offering three of its Master of Science in Nursing degree programs online, with courses beginning in fall 2020.In addition to traditional residential programs, students will have the opportunity to complete their MSN in the Primary Care Family...
Sep 04, 2019 U-M School of Nursing researcher plays key role in new National Poll on Healthy Aging: Most people over age 50 say they’re ready for natural disasters and emergency situations, but a new national poll shows that many haven’t taken key steps to protect their health and well-being in case of severe weather, long-term power outages or other situations.These findings and other...
Aug 19, 2019 UMSN names new associate dean for undergraduate studies: Following a vigorous search process that engaged a strong community of faculty, staff and students, Dana Tschannen, Ph.D., RN, has been named the next associate dean for undergraduate studies in the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN).“I am honored to be named the next associate dean...
Aug 09, 2019 Faculty impact: Breaking stigmas and improving care for mental health and addictions:  “Human beings are complex and interesting entities; I’ve always found the human mind to be fascinating.Stephen Strobbe, Ph.D., RN, PMHCNS-BC, CARN-AP, FIAAN, FAAN, knew he had found his niche in his first job as a psychiatric aide in a residential treatment facility for mentally ill young...
Jul 30, 2019 Research study expands to help Flint-area residents: A University of Michigan research program designed to support people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is expanding from Ann Arbor to Flint.Difficulty breathing, coughing and wheezing are some of the symptoms that can make daily activities difficult for people with COPD. In addition...
Jul 29, 2019 Carol Ann and Jim Fausone selected for David B. Hermelin Award: The University of Michigan School of Nursing celebrates the selection of alumna Brigadier General Carol Ann Fausone (ret.) and her spouse, James G. Fausone, by the University of Michigan as 2019 recipients of the David B. Hermelin Award for Fundraising Volunteer Leadership. Carol Ann and Jim are...
Jul 23, 2019 All nurses aren’t the same. Is it time to stop measuring them like they are?: The way nurses are evaluated could be heading for a change.  “Think about it, in our healthcare system nursing care is counted like sheets or meals,” said University of Michigan School of Nursing Associate Professor OIga Yakusheva, Ph.D. “I think it undervalues nurses. I’m trying to...
Jul 23, 2019 Staff spotlight: From political refugee to advocate for adolescent health: Tanaka Chavanduka was just four years old when his family fled from persecution in Zimbabwe. His father, Mark Chavunduka,* was a prominent journalist and founding editor of The Zimbabwe Standard, an independent newspaper that offered an alternative to government-owned media. His outspoken advocacy...
Jul 11, 2019 New opportunity for staff to lead research projects: A new initiative at the Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities (CSHD) gives staff members the chance to develop and lead a year-long pilot project on a focus area of their choosing. Supported by the Janet Gatherer Boyles Small Project Support Fund for Sexual and Reproductive Health, the...
Jun 17, 2019 Faculty impact: Caring for children with cancer paired with evidence-based practice to help parents: A health scare as a teenager turned into lifelong inspiration for Elizabeth “Beth” Duffy, DNP, RN, CPNP, a clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN). She had abnormal blood cell counts and there was concern she might have leukemia.“I didn’t have cancer, but...
Jun 12, 2019 DNP and post-master's APRN certificate programs receive renewed accreditation from CCNE:  The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education’s (CCNE) Board of Commissioners renewed accreditation for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and post-master's APRN certificate programs at the University of Michigan School of Nursing for 10 years, extending to June 30, 2029. The...
Jun 03, 2019 Beyond #MeToo at UMSN's Summer Institute: The 2019 UMSN Global Summer Institute on Reproductive and Sexual Health took place on May 10-17 in a two-day conference followed by a five-day workshop. The 2019 Summer Institute theme:  “Beyond #MeToo” explored ways to advance knowledge and practice to address gender based violence and human...
May 23, 2019 UMSN’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award winner announced: The University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) and its Alumni Society Board of Governors selected Jane H. Barnsteiner, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, as this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award winner for her extensive contributions to nursing science, practice and education focused on patient safety and...
May 23, 2019 Professorship puts spotlight on gender-based violence: University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) congratulates Assistant Professor Michelle Munro-Kramer, Ph.D., CNM, FNP-BC, on her selection as UMSN’s Suzanne Bellinger Feetham Professor. The professorship supports the research of a promising nursing faculty member who completed a doctoral degree...
May 10, 2019 Student spotlight: Understanding the business of health care to create change from within: Nursing students are known to have some of the busiest schedules, but University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) Honors Student Kathryn Parkhurst isn’t letting that deter her from taking on extra challenges to benefit her future career and patients. She’s following an uncommon academic path by...
May 05, 2019 Celebrating Nurses Week: National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12 which is Florence Nightingale's birthday. Every year the American Nurses Association selects a theme for the week highlighting a particular aspect of nurses’ practice. For 2019, the theme is "4 million reasons to celebrate...
Apr 22, 2019 Falling short on fall prevention: Caregivers are not being given the resources needed to prevent falls for their care recipient, according to new research from Geoffrey Hoffman, Ph.D., MPH, a University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) assistant professor, and a team of UMSN researchers. “Falls are a trifecta in terms of...
Apr 11, 2019 2019 Research Day: Driving nursing innovation to the forefront: “Nurses are in closest proximity to the problems patients face and are well positioned to deliver and implement solutions,” said Nancy P. Hanrahan, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, as she kicked off the Brouse Lecture at University of Michigan School of Nursing’s Research Day: Innovation at the interface of...
Apr 10, 2019 Faculty impact: Driven by family and practice to improve care for African-American women: Lenette Jones was nearly brought to tears while practicing for her first research assignment, but it wasn’t because she was overwhelmed with the task. It was because of what her own grandmother revealed.Jones is currently a University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) assistant professor, but at...
Apr 04, 2019 Congratulations to Sigma Rho Chapter award winners and new members: The Rho Chapter of Sigma, nursing’s only international honor society, is celebrating the induction of its largest class to date. On March 31, 2019, 112 new members were welcomed into the organization during a ceremony at the Michigan League.Members are selected for high academic performance and a...
Mar 26, 2019 Student spotlight: Medvec Nursing Innovation Award goes to DNP student focused on maternal health: Jessica Fladger, winner of a respected University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) award, is creating new opportunities to support women preparing for childbirth. This aspiration is at the forefront of her enduring calling to care for mothers and babies.“I think I was born with it,” she said. “...
Mar 20, 2019 Student spotlight:  From unsure about nursing to outspoken advocate: Andrea Matsumoto didn’t expect a graduate program to change her core professional values.“I went from the kid that sat in the back of the class, did my work and went home, to a person who feels such a responsibility to make sure nursing is seen at its best and that we’re practicing at the highest...
Mar 20, 2019 Attacking ‘invisible threat’ that affects cancer care workers: Exposure to chemotherapy can create hazards for nurses, pharmacists as they deliver lifesaving care to patients, but use of protective devices remains low. Chemotherapy drugs are lifesaving to cancer patients, but these toxic drugs are hazardous to the health care workers who come into contact...
Mar 11, 2019 UMSN Proud to Uphold Top Ten Ranking: The University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) continues to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's best graduate schools.For the second year in a row, UMSN is ranked as the 8th best master’s program in the country for 2020, tied with Rush and Vanderbilt...
Feb 22, 2019 Student spotlight: Veteran’s promise about to be fulfilled: Terence Thompson made a bold choice when he was 17 years old. He got a special waiver so he could join the military as a minor and he became an Army medic. It was the quickest path to getting the hands-on medical training he wanted.Now a University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) Doctor of...
Feb 14, 2019 Student spotlight: Former mechanic gearing up for nursing leadership: Julia Morrissey’s road to nursing came with several detours, pun intended.Like many college students just out of high school, Julia Morrissey wasn’t quite sure of her end goal when she began attending college at a university in Ohio. She was interested in pursuing engineering and physics, but said...
Feb 14, 2019 UMSN celebrates faculty, school-wide awards in empowerment and diversity: The University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) was doubly honored during U-M’s annual Academic Women’s Caucus award ceremony for efforts to increase diversity among faculty and the advancement of women. The ceremony was held in the historic Michigan League, once the official center for women’s...
Feb 01, 2019 Student spotlight: First-gen student tees up success: Many nursing students have a health care experience that inspired their decision to be a nurse. Bailey Forde has dozens.“All of the kids in my family had medical issues growing up,” said Forde, a University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) junior from Illinois. “I have four siblings and we all...
Jan 28, 2019 U-M weather alert: Due to extreme low temperatures and wind chill, the Ann Arbor campus has issued an emergency reduction in operations beginning tonight at 12 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 and ending 7 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1. University officials will continue to monitor the weather conditions and make adjustments if...
Jan 25, 2019 Student spotlight: On active duty in nursing school: Christina Collazo is determined to be one of the first Navy nurses in a new role aimed at improving health care for the children of military service members.“There are only a few acute care pediatric nurse practitioners (PNP) in the whole Navy,” she explained. “The rest are all primary care. I...
Jan 23, 2019 READI or not: structured assessment of patient readiness for hospital discharge can lower readmission rates according to new research from UMSN faculty: Hospital readmissions are one of the most frustrating and potentially expensive complications that patients may face. A team of nurse and economist researchers, including University of Michigan School of Nursing Associate Professor Olga Yakusheva, Ph.D., tested whether nurses can reduce...
Dec 18, 2018 $1.5 million dollar gift to drive nursing research of tomorrow: The University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) is celebrating a momentous $1.5 million gift dedicated to bolstering the vital connections between nursing research and clinical practice. It was given by two former UMSN faculty members, Jo Anne Horsley and Joyce Crane.“Support for clinically-...
Dec 14, 2018 New oncology safety program offers unparalleled training for clinicians (with video): ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Cancer care is growing increasingly complicated as new therapies and protocols emerge at a rapid pace, putting patients and clinicians at risk when safety measures do not keep pace with these rapid developments.“We’re seeing new treatments and new treatment combinations literally...
Dec 11, 2018 18 Reasons 2018 was a Great Year at UMSN: It's been an exciting year at the University of Michigan! In no particular order,  we're counting down 18 highlights from 2018 featuring achievements and milestones of UMSN and its community including faculty, staff and students.  18. PanaceaWe debuted our new and improved...
Dec 07, 2018 Staff spotlight: A calling in public health and a home in nursing after addiction and loss: When Matthew Rosso was growing up and beginning to understand his LGBTQ identity, he traveled down a path teeming with painful experiences that many in the LBGTQ community have endured. There were internal struggles, feelings of not belonging, and external factors including severe bullying from...
Nov 28, 2018 Student spotlight: Turning adversity into action: When Lindsey Freysinger was five years old, she told the audience at her kindergarten graduation that she wanted to be a nurse anesthetist just like her mom. Two decades later, she was only a few months away from achieving that dream when an accident would drastically change her life and inspire a...
Nov 27, 2018 UMSN student selected as a Minority Nurse Faculty Scholar: Jenna Magallanes, a UMSN Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) student, has been selected as a Minority Nurse Faculty Scholar.The joint program from Johnson & Johnson and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) was launched in 2007 to address a shortage in nursing faculty...
Nov 02, 2018 Student spotlight: An unforeseen journey from the Army to midwifery: A career in nursing wasn’t an obvious choice for Chelsea Perrin.“I wish I could say I’m one of those people who had this calling to be a nurse since I was five, but I’m not,” said Perrin, a University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) graduate student. She added with a laugh, “I think I said I...
Oct 31, 2018 International Conference on Innovation, Prevention and Care for NCDs and Global Health: As part of the UMSN/Thailand D43 training grant funded by the Fogarty International Center and the National Institute for Nursing Research, an International Conference on Innovation, Prevention and Care for NCDs and Global Health will take place December 12-14, 2018, in Udon Thani, Thailand. This...
Oct 25, 2018 Faculty spotlight: Exploring marijuana’s impact on societal trends and health outcomes: Jennie Ryan’s very first assignment as a doctoral student changed the course of her career. She was an experienced clinical nurse and had planned to focus on teaching, however, a routine paper on health policy turned into a new career focus.“Marijuana legalization was a hot topic and I wanted to...
Oct 15, 2018 U-M faculty join forces to address research on and by African Americans: University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) and U-M School of Social Work (UMSSW) faculty members are coming together for a special panel discussion to highlight and discuss health disparities across the lifespan of African Americans and specialty groups within that population.“Our work covers...
Oct 11, 2018 UMSN students and faculty represent U-M at statewide Advocacy Day: More than 250 nurse practitioners (NP) and NP/doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) students from across Michigan converged on the state capitol in Lansing for Advocacy Day. The University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) was well represented with more than two dozen students and faculty members....