School of nursing news

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...
Sep 01, 2020 2020 U-M School of Nursing Global Summer Institute: Even though we had to cancel our 3rd annual Global Reproductive and Sexual Health Summer Institute this year, we recognize the opportunity this conference offered to many of us practitioners, researchers, and policy advocates from around the globe as a platform to promote robust discussions around...
Aug 31, 2020 COVID-19 updates for undergraduate students: County and U-M partner on Stay in Place Recommendations: UMSN Continued PlansSubmitted on January 27, 2021Dear UG Students,I wanted to just clarify that the UMSN plans to move forward with classes and clinical as planned.  We continue to use all of our public health informed practices as an...
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...
Jul 14, 2020 Ensuring protection for the front lines: Written by: Alex BienkowskiThe COVID-19 pandemic has tested America’s health care workforce unlike any crisis in recent history. Nearly 600 U.S. health workers and counting have died of COVID-19, and a shocking shortage of personal protective equipment has likely contributed to those losses.  ...
Jul 13, 2020 How a pandemic highlighted restrictions holding back Michigan’s nurses: Written by: Alex BienkowskiIn March, as Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s office was coordinating Michigan’s COVID-19 response, state officials relied on the expertise of Assistant Professor Deena Kelly Costa, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, to inform policies that could improve nursing practice on the front lines of...
Jul 13, 2020 Q&A with Dean Hurn: In this special digital edition of Panacea, we focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and the multifaceted response from the U-M School of Nursing community. We begin our coverage with a Q&A featuring Dean Patricia D. Hurn to hear her thoughts on the pandemic and how nursing is specially equipped to...
Jul 10, 2020 Q&A with Ph.D. Program Director Ellen Smith: The U-M School of Nursing Ph.D. program values and emphasizes a culture of trust, collaboration and care for its students, faculty and support staff. As you begin you process of evaluating schools that are the right fit for your doctoral training, we want you to have every opportunity to get to...
Jun 30, 2020 Community research to reshape health care for young Black men in Detroit: Written by: Alex BienkowskiOver the last year, Assistant Professor Jade Burns, Ph.D., RN, CPNP-PC, has been leading community-centered research in Detroit as part of a dynamic project to improve health education, access and outcomes for young Black men in urban communities.Before COVID-19, her...
Jun 24, 2020 Clinical Associate Professor Laura Struble and the challenges of caring for the cognitively impaired in a pandemic: The COVID-19 pandemic has presented personal and professional challenges for Clinical Associate Professor Laura Struble, Ph.D., GNP-BC. At East Ann Arbor Health and Geriatrics Center and in two local dementia assisted living facilities, Struble cares for cognitively impaired patients ages 65 and...
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...