School of nursing news

Jun 22, 2020 Fall announcements for U-M School of Nursing: U-M School of Nursing students, faculty and staff:President Schlissel has shared his vision and a general vision of the fall reopening of the campus to students. One clear message that resonates throughout the U-M community is our commitment to the highest quality educational...
Jun 22, 2020 Announcing a public health-informed fall semester for the University of Michigan: The University of Michigan plans to offer a public health-informed in-residence semester this fall. It will consist of a mixture of in-person and remote classes structured to reflect our commitment to promoting public health while fulfilling our fundamental mission of transformative undergraduate,...
Jun 11, 2020 Pride Month News and Resources: Pride Month is celebrated every June in tribute to those involved in the Stonewall Riots. In honor of LGBTQ+ History and Pride Month, take a few moments to explore resources and learn about the LGBTQ+ community at U-M and the School of Nursing. Read about the history of U-M's Spectrum...
Jun 03, 2020 A message from U-M School of Nursing academic program leadership: Dear U-M School of Nursing students,Many of you are deeply impacted by the recent killings of African Americans and the sense of pain and powerlessness that is being expressed across the country. This is happening as we also see increasing racial disparities in health and an anti-Asian...
Jun 02, 2020 A message from Dean Patricia Hurn: COVID-19 has consumed so much of our lives these last months, claiming our attention, emotions and time. I ask that you pause and look hard at the unbelievably horrible events in Minnesota and the killing of yet another African American man, George Floyd. This new horror follows hard on the...
May 27, 2020 Up to 60% of students in some schools vaped in past month: Vaping is most heavily concentrated in U.S. schools with a higher proportion of white students, schools in the South and West, and schools where more students smoke cigarettes, a new University of Michigan study shows.Overall, more than one in 10 American middle and high school students report...
May 26, 2020 Four U-M School of Nursing faculty members earn promotions: On Thursday, May 21, the U-M Board of Regents approved recommendations for the promotion of four U-M School of Nursing faculty members.“Congratulations to these talented faculty members on this well-deserved accomplishment,” said Dean Patricia D. Hurn, Ph.D., RN, FAAN. “As clinicians and...
May 14, 2020 Why have nursing homes been hit so hard by the coronavirus?: Nursing home residents and workers account for about one-third of COVID-19 deaths in the United States, so far, according to media reports.Sheria Robinson-Lane, Ph.D., RN, a gerontologist and assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, is an expert in palliative and...
May 05, 2020 Celebrate National Nurses Week with us May 6-12: Join the U-M School of Nursing as we celebrate National Nurses Week May 6 through 12. The annual effort aims to elevate the nursing profession and recognize nurses’ critical contributions to the health and well-being of our communities.Nurses Week carries special significance this year, as nurses...
May 04, 2020 Self-care in the midst of a global pandemic: U-M School of Nursing's embedded CAPS Counselor Kristen Adams shares valuable insight for nurses (and nursing students) about prioritizing self-care in uncertain times. Much in our collective lives has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. This time is especially complicated for health...
May 02, 2020 Celebrating our graduates: While this year’s celebration may look different, taking the time to honor our U-M School of Nursing graduates has never been more important. Even though we can’t be together in person, every member of our community, from faculty and staff to alumni and friends, is proud to celebrate the...
May 01, 2020 SOCR Lab researchers re-purpose SOCR Web-based BrainViewer to render SARS-CoV-2 virus: In April 2020, the SOCR Lab researchers repurposed the SOCR Web-based BrainViewer, developed to display multimodal brain data, atlases, and tractography models, to now render SARS-CoV-2 virus (novel coronavirus causing COVID-19 disease). This stereotactic visualization framework allow...
May 01, 2020 A letter to the Class of 2020: 'Trust your training, trust that you are here for a reason': Alumna shares insight and advice with new graduates.Dear U-M School of Nursing graduates,The COVID-19 pandemic has taught me a lot since its unprecedented arrival in the U.S. When I considered becoming a nurse, I never imagined being called to provide health care during a pandemic. Sure, I’d...
Apr 30, 2020 A letter to new nurses about entering the field in a time of crisis: Alumna shares her story about beginning her career in Chicago at the start of the AIDS epidemic.Dear fellow U-M School of Nursing alumni,I am writing this first to wish you sincere congratulations on your graduation! I hope that the pride you feel right now stays with you throughout the years...
Apr 29, 2020 Hazardous Drug Spills Put Cancer Nurses at Risk: While lifesaving to cancer patients, chemotherapy drugs can be hazardous for the health care workers who handle them, especially during a spill.Inconsistent use of personal protective equipment when cleaning up a spill and problems with closed-system transfer devices — which are designed to prevent...
Apr 28, 2020 We Dare to rise to the challenge : For the U-M School of Nursing Class of 2020, years of hard work won’t culminate in the traditional celebrations they expected — at least not for now. They’ve successfully completed a rigorous program amid unprecedented circumstances, preparing to start their careers at a time when their...
Apr 22, 2020 U-M named one of the 25 best nursing schools in the nation by University Headquarters: The University of Michigan ranked #15 in University Headquarters’ list of the Top 25 Best Nursing Schools and Universities in the United States. University HQ is a leading independent education organization which helps students prepare and plan a career path in their chosen fields.The rankings are...
Apr 21, 2020 Nursing alumni build nationwide network to bring face shields to the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic:  Weeks ago, as the COVID-19 pandemic began to take hold in Michigan, Becky Cherney (BSN ’12) went to the grocery store and saw customers crowding the aisles while employees worked without masks or protective gear. At a local homeless shelter, she witnessed staff and volunteers covering their...
Apr 20, 2020 U-M School of Nursing advisor gives lifesaving gift to her father: U-M School of Nursing Undergraduate Program Advisor Elissa Minke lost one of her best friends when her mother passed away in May 2016. Six months later, when she found out her father, Charlie Shires, was in the early stages of kidney failure, she refused to lose another one.“The thought of losing...
Apr 17, 2020 Sigma Rho Chapter nursing honor society proudly announces its newest members: Sigma Rho Chapter nursing honor society proudly announces its newest members. These students and nurse leaders have demonstrated high academic achievement and outstanding leadership in their professional roles. Rho is the University of Michigan chapter of Sigma, an international nursing...
Apr 16, 2020 Clinical Instructor Deb Lee is providing critical care to all types of patients on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic : 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 16, 2020 Lifting restrictions on Michigan’s nurses - Deena Kelly Costa Q&A: Deena Kelly Costa, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, helped advise Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office in crafting an executive order that lifts restrictions on nurses, nursing students and other health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Michigan has some...
Apr 15, 2020 Physically active older veterans fall more, but hurt themselves less: Active older veterans fall more often than their more sedentary peers who never served in the armed forces, but they’re less likely to injure themselves when they do, says U-M School of Nursing Assistant Professor Geoffrey Hoffman, Ph.D., MPH. The study compared risks of noninjury falls and...
Apr 13, 2020 Clinical Assistant Professor Heidi Mason is working to protect cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic: 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 10, 2020 Clinical Assistant Professor Gina Dahlem is caring for those experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic: 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 10, 2020 Class of 1966 Emergency Fund provides essential support for students during the COVID-19 pandemic: In 2016, as members of the U-M School of Nursing’s Class of 1966 were planning their 50th reunion, they were also building an endowed fund that could support Michigan nursing students for decades to come. Four years later, the Class of 1966 Student Emergency Fund has become an important source of...
Apr 06, 2020 Assistant Professor Deena Kelly Costa works with governor’s office to inform state response to COVID-19 pandemic: 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 03, 2020 Clinical Assistant Professor Beth Ammerman is shifting her approach to primary care during the COVID-19 pandemic: 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 Clinical Assistant Professor Ray Blush discusses the importance of adaptation, information and protecting those on the front lines: 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 Clinical Assistant Professor Katie Nelson addresses the pandemic's impact on pediatric care: 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 Clinical Associate Professor April Bigelow is caring for underserved patients as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves: 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...