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Transitioning Your Career Into Nursing Leadership

Mar 21, 2024

Nurses are at the heart of health care. They also increasingly represent patients and RNs in hospital and health care system boardrooms. Studies on health care leadership have shown that evidence-based nursing leadership helps health care organizations improve productivity and quality of care. Effective nurse leadership reduces medical errors, boosts staff retention, and positively influences patient outcomes. As a result, there are more opportunities for nurses to step into leadership roles than ever before. 

Yet many nurses report they are unsure about how to advance... Read more

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From the Classroom to the Community: Profiles of Clinical Practice – April Bigelow

Mar 21, 2024

As a leading educator of the next generation of nurses, the University of Michigan School of Nursing is committed to a tripartite mission of education, research and clinical practice. This series profiles the work our faculty do to bring much-needed clinical care to Ann Arbor and surrounding communities, while enhancing the lessons and experience they provide to students.

For April D. Bigelow, Ph.D., ANP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, her role as a clinical associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing provides her with the opportunity to marry her two great professional... Read more

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Launching the 4th We Dare Challenge - Unleashing Student Innovation

Jan 29, 2024

For a limited time, from February 1, 2024, to February 16, 2024, the University of Michigan School of Nursing is thrilled to launch the 4th We Dare Challenge, an exclusive opportunity for donors to directly impact the student experience. 

Donors who make a gift to the We Dare Challenge will experience the energy and excitement as four student projects vie for donor votes in a live-stream nursing student pitch competition. Immerse yourself in the pitches, interact with the students, ask questions, and cast your vote for the project that speaks to you.

The winning project... Read more

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Top 5 reasons to get an MSN

Jan 24, 2024

Pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree is a natural step for many registered nurses and nursing students. Whether you are interested in more career opportunities, a higher salary, or wish to lead the charge in health care transformation, extending your education with an MSN is a worthy consideration.

Advanced nursing positions are in high demand. With a growing focus on preventive care and an increased need due to population aging, nursing specialists, including nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, and nurse midwives, are among the field’s highest-paid professionals... Read more

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U-M School of Nursing Announces Recipients of 2023 Alumni Awards

Sep 20, 2023

The University of Michigan School of Nursing has announced the recipients of its 2023 Alumni Awards. They are Chin Hwa (Gina) Dahlem, Ph.D., FNP-C, FAANP (MS 2005, Ph.D. 2010); Suzanne Miyamoto, Ph.D., RN, FAAN (BSN 2002, MS 2004, Ph.D. 2009); and Daniel Pesut, Ph.D., RN, FAAN (Ph.D. 1984).

According to U-M School of Nursing Dean Patricia Hurn, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, this year’s recipients have not only made impactful contributions to the nursing profession throughout their distinguished careers, but have also affected meaningful and lasting change across the health care industry.

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2023 Preceptors of the Year

Jul 21, 2023

The University of Michigan School of Nursing Office of Professional Graduate Studies would like to announce the 2022-2023 Preceptor of the Year Awards winners! These awards are given yearly both to individual preceptors and departments who have shown exceptional dedication to providing learning experiences and support to our students as they transition to advanced practice providers. The recipients of this recognition are selected from nominations from faculty and student evaluations. This year we are giving out four awards, one in each of the following categories:

Individual Preceptor... Read more

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Five UMSN faculty members approved for promotions

Jun 07, 2023

The Board of Regents approved recommendations for five School of Nursing promotions for associate and full professor ranks at the University of Michigan. Congratulations!


Erin Kahle

PhD, MPHPromotion to Associate Professor w/ Tenure

Yasamin Kusunoki 

PhD, MPHPromotion to Associate Professor w/ Tenure

Marie-Anne Rosemberg

PhD, MN, RN, FAAOHNPromotion to Associate Professor w/ Tenure


Terri Voepel-Lewis 

PhD, RNPromotion to Professor w/ Tenure

Lee Roosevelt

PhD, MPH, CNMPromotion to... Read more

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US News & World Report Rankings: 2023-2024 Best Graduate Programs

Apr 25, 2023

The University of Michigan School of Nursing today announced its Doctor of Nursing Practice program is ranked 6th in the latest release of the U.S. News & World Report 2023-2024 Best Graduate School rankings, while its Master of Science in Nursing program is ranked 8th. 

Additionally, several specialty programs are ranked in the top 10:

Doctor of Nursing Practice SpecialtiesAdult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner #8Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner #8 Master of Science in Nursing SpecialtiesAdult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner #7 ... Read more

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Brigadier General Carol Ann Fausone (ret.) named keynote speaker for U-M School of Nursing 2023 Spring Commencement

Apr 09, 2023

The University of Michigan School of Nursing is pleased to welcome Brigadier General Carol Ann Fausone (ret.) as the keynote speaker for its 2023 Spring Commencement ceremony, which will take place on Saturday, April 29th at Hill Auditorium.

General Fausone, a U-M School of Nursing alumna, is Michigan’s first ever woman brigadier general and is nationally recognized as a key supporter of women in military. She is a decorated veteran with 36 years of combined active duty in the United States Air Force and Michigan Air National Guard, serving in nursing, administrative, and managerial... Read more

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Sara and Robert Rothschild strengthen global health support at the U-M School of Nursing with establishment of endowed professorship

Jan 26, 2023

The U-M School of Nursing today announced that Sara (BSN ’65) and Robert Rothschild, who have supported global health initiatives at the School since 2016, through the Rothschild Global Scholars program, have established the Sara and Robert Rothschild Professor of Global Nursing Fund. The Rothschild’s new gift to the U-M School of Nursing will enhance its mission to provide health for all by supporting a faculty member who contributes positively to the nursing profession and to the world through dedicated leadership, focused research, and by creating programs to enhance nursing practice... Read more