School of nursing news

Apr 03, 2020 Nursing faculty at U-M responding to the COVID-19 pandemic: Beth Ammerman, Clinical Assistant Professor: As health care professionals around the world continue providing care to patients amid unprecedented circumstances, we will explore how the U-M School of Nursing faculty is deploying its breadth of knowledge and clinical experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many U-M School of Nursing faculty...
Apr 01, 2020 Stop calling them ‘elderly’: Faculty Q&A with Assistant Professor Geoffrey Hoffman: Assistant Professor Geoffrey Hoffman, Ph.D., MPH, studies older adult care and health policies that affect older adults. The mortality rate for COVID-19 increases for older adults, yet we’ve seen anecdotal evidence and media reports of older adults not self-isolating and millennials flouting...
Mar 31, 2020 Nursing faculty at U-M responding to the COVID-19 pandemic: Ray Blush, Clinical Assistant Professor: As health care professionals around the world continue providing care to patients amid unprecedented circumstances, we will explore how the U-M School of Nursing faculty is deploying its breadth of knowledge and clinical experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many U-M School of Nursing faculty...
Mar 26, 2020 Sigma Rho Chapter: 2020 Awards: Each year, the Rho Chapter of the Sigma nursing honor society recognizes excellence in nursing with its chapter awards program. While Rho regrets the postponement of the April 5 ceremony, a ceremony is planned for fall 2020 to recognize award recipients. Until then, Rho Chapter...
Mar 25, 2020 Nursing faculty at U-M responding to the COVID-19 pandemic: Katie Nelson, Clinical Assistant Professor: As health care professionals around the world continue providing care to patients amid unprecedented circumstances, we will explore how the U-M School of Nursing faculty is deploying its breadth of knowledge and clinical experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many U-M School of Nursing faculty...
Mar 24, 2020 Nursing faculty at U-M responding to the COVID-19 pandemic: April Bigelow, Clinical Associate Professor : As health care professionals around the world continue providing care to patients amid unprecedented circumstances, we will explore how the U-M School of Nursing faculty is deploying its breadth of knowledge and clinical experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many U-M School of Nursing faculty...
Mar 19, 2020 Protecting Health Care Workers Against COVID-19—and Being Prepared for Future Pandemics: As the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) spreads globally, signs are emerging that countries, including the United States, were woefully unprepared to protect health care personnel (HCP)—and thus, patients and the public. This lack of preparedness is shocking in light of...
Mar 18, 2020 U-M School of Nursing juniors: On-site clinical is suspended as of March 18: Hello juniors,Your willingness and commitment to continuing your clinical experience in the last few weeks has now paid off with success. We now confidently believe we can keep you in progression in the nursing program. Therefore, on-site clinical is suspended as of 7 p.m. today, March 18, for...
Mar 18, 2020 U-M School of Nursing seniors: Clinical placements are completed as of March 18: Hello seniors,Your willingness and commitment to continuing your clinical experience in the last few weeks has now paid off with success. You have met the remaining feasible and essential clinical on-site requirements of the school and the bodies that accredit the school. These requirements have...
Mar 17, 2020 Faculty Q&A: Sue Anne Bell on community impacts of coronavirus: Sue Anne Bell, Ph.D., FNP-BC, is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing and a disaster expert. She serves on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Disaster Medical System and is currently deployed as part of the national COVID-19...
Mar 16, 2020 U-M School of Nursing upholds top rankings for graduate programs: The University of Michigan School of Nursing continues to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's best graduate schools.The U-M School of Nursing ranked as the 9th best master’s program and 13th best Doctor of Nursing Practice program in the nation. In addition, five...
Mar 15, 2020 Clinical rotations for sophomores terminated immediately: U-M School of Nursing sophomores,You have done great work this last week, continuing your clinical assignments while balancing loads of anxiety and uncertainty. Your faculty, in collaboration with our clinical site partners, have been working strongly on clinically meaningful exercises that...
Mar 11, 2020 All classes canceled 3/12 and 3/13, clinical rotations will still take place: In accordance with the newly announced universitywide measures, all classes are canceled tomorrow, March 12, and Friday, March 13. Classes will resume Monday, March 16, delivered remotely in alternative formats — and not meeting in person — through April 21. Please note:...
Mar 10, 2020 Statement on U-M School of Nursing students and COVID-19: In a time of uncertainty around the COVID-19 impact on health care, this notice is to remind us that the quality, safety and effectiveness of care provided to patients is foremost in all that we do. The University of Michigan School of Nursing students, undergraduate or graduate,  will...
Mar 09, 2020 U-M School of Nursing brings students and professionals together for a candid conversation on gender imbalance : Only 13 percent of nurses in the United States are men. The total number of male registered nurses is growing, but their representation in the workplace has hovered around 10 percent for the last decade, according to data from Montana State University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce...
Mar 05, 2020 Coronavirus: Health care workers must protect themselves even if employers won’t: As the coronavirus spreads throughout the country, an increasing number of American health care workers helping to treat patients are contracting the infection.Christopher Friese, the Elizabeth Tone Hosmer Professor of Nursing at the School of Nursing and professor of health management and policy...
Mar 04, 2020 A New IPE Perspective, Across 2 U-M Campuses : U-M nursing and respiratory therapy programs joined together across two campuses for a pilot teamwork simulation, while an IPE staff member unexpectedly got to provide a patient-family view.Three U-M faculty members from two U-M health science schools located on separate campuses had been working...
Mar 02, 2020 Time to Stop Ringing the Bell? A Look at Patients’ Varied Reactions to the End-of-Treatment Tradition: A new study is suggesting that patients who celebrate the end of cancer treatment by ringing a bell may want to reconsider the practice. Researchers have found that patients who celebrated the end of cancer treatment by ringing a bell reported more distressful memories of treatment than those...
Feb 10, 2020 U-M School of Nursing launches new branding:   The University of Michigan School of Nursing has launched new branding centered on the theme “We Dare” to highlight the myriad ways the school’s students, faculty, alumni and staff make an impact in the health care field and beyond.The “We Dare” branding capitalizes on an important...
Feb 10, 2020 Busy academic adviser finds serenity in ceramics: While studying at Siena Heights University, Jenna Long envisioned herself becoming an elementary school teacher to combine her loves of education and art.Then she worked at a children’s summer day camp“It was torture,” joked Long, an academic adviser in the School of Nursing. “I love kids, I still...
Feb 07, 2020 Coronavirus: U-M School of Nursing expert Sue Anne Bell discusses reliable information sources: U-M School of Nursing assistant professor Sue Anne Bell is an expert on the health effects of disasters. Rather than rely on dubious information about the coronavirus from friends, family or the internet, the public should call a nurse for accurate information, she says.“Most don’t know...
Jan 30, 2020 Changing the Innovation Conversation : Innovation is often accompanied by thoughts of venture capitalists, “Shark Tanks” and Silicon Valley startups. In the health care field, nurses are often overlooked as innovators — even among themselves. But at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, the Healthcare Innovation Impact Program (...
Jan 30, 2020 Support for Survivor Moms : One in five women has a history of abuse and neglect in childhood and youth, making them 12 times more likely to develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during pregnancy. PTSD during pregnancy leads to a host of negative outcomes, including lower birth weight. It’s also a strong predictor of...
Jan 30, 2020 Teaching the ABCs of Prescription Drug Safety : Over six million people in the United States misuse addictive medications. Carol Boyd, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, spent years trying to develop the ABCs of Prescription Drug Safety to address this public health crisis, but she struggled to get her idea off the ground. The Healthcare Innovation Impact Program...
Jan 30, 2020 My Beginnings : When I dreamed about what I wanted to do in life, it never involved being a nurse. As a high school freshman, my mother — a retired nurse of 30 years — was in a car accident. She broke both her legs and was bedridden for an entire summer. It was my responsibility to take care of her, and I...
Jan 30, 2020 Q&A with Dean Hurn: The rollout of the U-M School of Nursing “We Dare” branding was one of the first major initiatives you implemented in 2020. Why was it such a priority for you to start the new year?Dean Patricia Hurn: There are more than 900 nursing schools in the country, so for the U-M School of Nursing to...
Jan 27, 2020 Measuring and improving cancer care: Nursing leads the way: Written by: Christopher R. Friese and Alex J. Fauer The challenge is daunting: The latest statistics suggest that nearly 1.8 million Americans will receive a cancer diagnosis in 2020 and over 600,000 will die from cancer in the same period. Despite impressive advances in cancer...
Jan 14, 2020 U-M School of Nursing faculty members contribute to award-winning book on evidence-based practice: A new book co-authored by Rhetaugh G. Dumas Endowed Professor Marita Titler, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, has received third place in the American Journal of Nursing’s 2019 Book of the Year Awards in the Advanced Practice category. The book’s contributing authors include U-M School of Nursing Clinical...
Jan 13, 2020 U-M School of Nursing honors graduate students during inaugural White Coat ceremony: On Friday, Jan. 10, the University of Michigan School of Nursing held its first White Coat Ceremony, honoring graduate students who are making the transition from coursework to advanced practice clinical experiences.For advanced practice nurses and midwives, receiving a white coat represents a...
Jan 09, 2020 Christopher Friese named associate director for cancer control and population sciences at U-M Rogel Cancer Center: The University of Michigan Rogel Cancer has named two new associate directors.Bhramar Mukherjee, Ph.D., will be the associate director for quantitative data sciences, and Christopher Friese, Ph.D., R.N., was named associate director for cancer control and population sciences.Mukherjee, chair...
Jan 06, 2020 U-M School of Nursing study aims to reduce risk of prescription opioid misuse : Leftover prescription opioids pose risks to kids, yet most parents keep unused painkillers even after they’re no longer medically necessary. A new study led by U-M School of Nursing Associate Professor Terri Voepel-Lewis found that giving parents educational materials on how to properly...
Dec 19, 2019 E-cigarette and tobacco use patterns among U.S. adolescents: Last year, 28% of e-cigarette users said they started smoking no later than age 14, compared to about 9% in 2014.  A new study led by U-M School of Nursing researchers examined e-cigarette and tobacco use patterns associated with tobacco use disorder and substance use disorder...
Dec 11, 2019 U-M School of Nursing researchers find water births to be as safe as land births: A new study found that water births are no more risky than land births, and that women in the water group sustain fewer first and second-degree tears.University of Michigan researchers analyzed 397 waterbirths and 2025 land births from two midwifery practices. There were no differences in outcomes...
Dec 03, 2019 U-M School of Nursing study explores innovative ways to increase HIV testing among transgender youth: Transgender individuals are over three times more likely to be diagnosed with HIV than cisgender individuals, and rates of other sexually transmitted infections are significantly higher in transgender individuals compared to cisgender individuals.Despite these statistics, transgender youth have low...
Nov 18, 2019 Labor of Love - Ruth Zielinski promotes the benefits of midwifery and nursing: “I saw my first baby being born when I was eight, and I knew then that I wanted to be a midwife,” says Ruth Zielinski. “They hired me for 25 cents an hour to wash the babies. I loved it.”Zielinski’s childhood experience in a mission hospital in the United Arab Emirates (then called the Trucial...
Nov 14, 2019 Rollercoaster weight changes can repeat with second pregnancy, especially among normal-weight women: Everyone knows that gaining excess weight during one pregnancy is bad, but clinicians rarely consider weight gains and losses from one pregnancy to the next — especially in normal-weight women.But researchers from Marquette University and the University of Michigan School of Nurisng found that...
Nov 11, 2019 Alumni spotlight: Colonel Leana Fox, BSN '79: Growing up in Detroit, Leana Fox remembers her parents saying she would make a great nurse. “I believed them,” she said. “I think they saw the nurturing characteristics in me at a young age, and they had a strong influence in shaping my career.” At Murray-Wright High School, Fox enrolled in...
Nov 07, 2019 Students who serve: Catherine Renner, U.S. Air Force: Growing up, military service was never far from Catherine Renner’s mind. Her grandfathers served in the Air Force and Marine Corps, and her parents always supported military service as a rewarding career path — nearly all of her younger siblings have pursued military careers....
Nov 07, 2019 Students who serve: Stephanie Colton, U.S. Army: \Stephanie Colton has always wanted to help other people. It’s a passion that inspired her to become a nurse and pushed her to join the U.S. Army in 2010. She completed her military service in 2017 as a first lieutenant and is now in her second year of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse...
Nov 07, 2019 Students who serve: Warren DeLong, U.S. Navy: Warren DeLong enlisted in the U.S. Navy out of high school and began his military career as a Hospital Corpsman, training for a wide variety of health-focused duties from deployment in active combat zones to working in primary care clinics.“I knew I wouldn’t regret military service,” he said. “I...
Oct 29, 2019 US-born residents more than five times likely to use prescription opioids than new immigrants: A new study from the University of Michigan and Dartmouth University found that in an adjusted analysis, immigrants who lived in the U.S. between five and 15 years were more than three times as likely to use opioids than new immigrants. U-M Nursing associate professor, Matthew Davis discusses the...
Oct 24, 2019 U-M School of Nursing study shows too many older adults readmitted to hospitals with same infections they took home: About 15% of hospitalized older adults will be readmitted within a month of discharge.However, a new study led by U-M School of Nursing Professor Geoffrey J. Hoffman, Ph.D., MPH, found that a disproportionately high number return for preexisting, or linked infections — infections...
Oct 14, 2019 U-M School of 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 School of 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 School of 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 School of Nursing community.Underwood serves Illinois’ 14th Congressional...
Sep 20, 2019 Welcome, new U-M School of Nursing faculty!:            Noël Arring, DNP, Ph.D., RN, OCNAssistant ProfessorNoël Arring joins our faculty after more than 15 years at the Mayo Clinic, Arizona, where she most recently served as nurse administrator for education and professional development...
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 School of Nursing collaborators Carol Boyd, Jody Lori and Michelle Munro-Kramer are bringing women closer to well-equipped...
Sep 13, 2019 New U-M School of 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,...