School of nursing news

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 UM 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....
Oct 05, 2018 Student spotlight: Overcoming a difficult past to focus on limitless future in nursing  : Christina Lindsey is in her senior year at the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) and thinking about what nursing specialty she wants to pursue after she earns a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) this spring. She wants to work with infants but is still deciding in what capacity....
Oct 01, 2018 UMSN Media Report (July-Sept. 2018): It’s been a great quarter for UMSN publicity! Our faculty members were featured in high-profile news outlets, University of Michigan videos and news stories, as well as health-focused and specialty outlets. Opioid overdoses/naloxone (Dahlem) Curbing an epidemic: U-M nursing professor trains an...
Sep 24, 2018 University of Michigan School of Nursing professor appointed to federal accountability office: ANN ARBOR, MI – The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) appointed Christopher Friese, Ph.D., RN, AOCN®, FAAN, to serve as a member of the Governing Board of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).GAO is an independent, nonpartisan agency that investigates how the...
Sep 14, 2018 Student spotlight: Nursing Student Government’s new leader has steadfast commitment to nursing driven by personal impact of nurses: The first day of clinicals is one of the most anticipated events for nursing students, but it didn’t go well for Olivia Livernois.“I fainted, right there on the floor, and ended up in the emergency room all day,” said Livernois, now a University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) junior.It was...
Sep 10, 2018 Meet your new advisors & undergraduate staff: Two new undergraduate advisors are part of UMSN. Jieron Robinson and Lori Meehan join Chad Gorski as the school’s trio of undergraduate advisors. The advisors will have walk-in hours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-2p.m. Walk-in advising is the School of Nursing Building (426 N...
Sep 07, 2018 Get to know Director of Undergraduate Studies Penny Riley: What are your main responsibilities as director of undergraduate studies?PR: I make sure all the operations for the undergrad program go as smoothly as possible. Staffing, clinical placements, undergrad faculty, there’s a lot. I really enjoy helping faculty be good mentors to their students and...
Sep 04, 2018 Welcome, new UMSN faculty!: Please join us in welcoming new University of Michigan School of Nursing faculty!Josephine Foley, RN, CCM, MSLEO Lecturer 1Josephine Foley previously owned a medical case management company for 14 years. She earned her BSN and master’s degrees from UMSN and worked as a UMSN LEO Lecturer in the...
Aug 26, 2018 Entering DNP student focuses on populations to affect health policy: Most doctor of nursing practice (DNP) students have spent some time working as RNs before they return to school for a terminal degree. Laurel Machiele is instead entering the DNP program fresh from graduating with her bachelor’s of science in nursing from Calvin College this past spring.“I didn’t...
Aug 22, 2018 American Academy of Nursing names Marjorie McCullagh as Edge Runner: The American Academy of Nursing named University of Michigan School of Nursing Professor Marjorie McCullagh, Ph.D., RN, APHN-BC, COHN-S, FAAOHN, FAAN, as an Academy Edge Runner for her innovative program, Quiet4Healthy Farm. Edge Runners are nurses who have designed innovative models of care...
Aug 13, 2018 Trio of UMSN affiliates earn American Academy of Nursing's highest honor: View the press release.
Aug 10, 2018 Holistic nursing for facilitating health, growth and development : The Alumni Society Board of Governors of the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) and UMSN have selected Helen Erickson, Ph.D., RN, AHN-BC, FAAN (BSN ’74, MS ’76), as the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award winner. Her long career in clinical practice and nursing education has provided...
Aug 08, 2018 UMSN's Distinguished Alumni Award honors Helen Erickson, Ph.D., RN, AHN-BC, FAAN (BSN ’74, MS ’76): The Alumni Society Board of Governors of the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) and UMSN have selected Helen Erickson, Ph.D., RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, as the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award winner.Erickson will receive her award and give remarks at the UMSN annual homecoming reunion luncheon...
Jul 30, 2018 Finding hope for people with COPD through exercise: Difficulty breathing, coughing, mucus and wheezing are the key symptoms that make daily activities difficult for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). In addition, people with COPD are at increased risk of developing heart disease, lung ca­­­­­ncer and other conditions....
Jul 30, 2018 Father/son and Michigan/Congo partnerships create momentous opportunities for survivors of trauma through practice, research and a provocative approach:  Update: On October 5, 2018, Denis Muwkege was named the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. As a young boy growing up in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Dr. Alain Mukwege saw the best and worst of humanity.   “When I was about nine years old I would follow my father when...
Jul 23, 2018 UMSN faculty earns grant to study depression in Arab American women: Nadia Ali Muhammad Ali Charania, Ph.D., RN, a University of Michigan School of Nursing Clinical Assistant Professor, received a grant from the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA).Charania’s project, “Arab American Women with Recurrent Depression: Self-management Strategies and Social...
Jul 20, 2018 UMSN Lifetime Achievement Award honors Jo Anne Horsley posthumously: By Suzanne Feetham, Ph.D., RN, FAAN (BSN 1962)The contributions of Jo Anne Horsley, Ph.D., RN, FAAN (1940-2018) to the nursing profession and excellence in the practice and science of nursing are exceptional. Horsley was a three-time Michigan graduate, receiving her BSN in 1962, MS in 1968, and her...
Jul 18, 2018 UMSN faculty member named Welch/Woerner Path-Paver by FNINR: Professor and Director of the Ph.D. Program Ellen Lavoie Smith, Ph.D., APRN, AOCN®, FAAN, has been awarded the Welch/Woerner Path-Paver Award by the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research.The Welch/Woerner Path-Paver Award is given to recognize scientists who achieve “one or more...
Jul 12, 2018 UMSN adjunct faculty wins prestigious research award for work on pediatric pain management: Terri Voepel-Lewis, Ph.D., RN, a University of Michigan School of Nursing adjunct clinical instructor, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Protégé Award from the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR). The award is given “to an evolving nurse scientist who shows...
Jul 11, 2018 UMSN faculty co-authors national report on homelessness and health: University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) Professor Barbara L. Brush, Ph.D., ANP-BC, FAAN, served on a prestigious National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee tasked with understanding the connection between permanent supportive housing (PSH) and health outcomes for...
Jun 29, 2018 UMSN Systems, Populations and Leadership names new department chair : The University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) announced Professor Rob Stephenson, MSc, Ph.D., will become chair of its Systems, Populations and Leadership (SPL) department effective July 1, 2018.“We are fortunate to have a leader like this already in our midst who is ready to take on the...
Jun 25, 2018 Student spotlight: First Ph.D. in family of nurses: Some people become a nurse because of a personal experience. Others may do so because they were inspired by a nurse in the family. Both reasons shaped Emily Boltey’s decision.“My grandmother had a poor health trajectory in her last few years,” said Boltey, a Pittsburgh native who comes from a self-...
Jun 21, 2018 Occupational health nursing training at UMSN expands to doctor of nursing practice: The University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) has recently been approved to offer doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) studies for occupational health nurses.The occupational health nursing concentration is part of the University of Michigan’s Center for Occupational Health and Safety...
Jun 06, 2018 UMSN faculty, students and alumni shine at annual American College of Nurse-Midwives meeting: More than a conference, the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of midwives in the country. This year, hundreds of midwives gathered in Savannah, Georgia. The theme, Giving Voice to the Soul of Midwifery, celebrated “the grand midwives of the South…...
Jun 04, 2018 Facilitators of UMSN: Danielle Garner-Jones: At the University of Michigan we believe that success is a collective endeavor. While we celebrate the unique talent and drive that propels our students and faculty to achieve as scholars, we also recognize there is a skilled network of staff who support them along the way. "Facilitators of...
Jun 04, 2018 Global Reproductive and Sexual Health Summer Institute: In May, 2018, University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) organized its first Global Sexual Health Summer Institute. With faculty from UMSN and other health sciences at U-M, the Summer Institute is designed to help participants gain a broad insight into contemporary issues in reproductive...
Jun 02, 2018 Facilitators of UMSN: Amy Grover: At the University of Michigan School of Nursing we believe that success is a collective endeavor. While we celebrate the unique talent and drive that propels our students and faculty to achieve as scholars, we also recognize there is a skilled network of staff who support them along the way. "...
Jun 01, 2018 Facilitators of UMSN: Ryan Shell: At the University of Michigan School of Nursing we believe that success is a collective endeavor. While we celebrate the unique talent and drive that propels our students and faculty to achieve as scholars, we also recognize there is a skilled network of staff who support them along the way."...
May 25, 2018 Facilitators of UMSN: Jade Lange: At the University of Michigan School of Nursing we believe that success is a collective endeavor. We celebrate the unique talent and drive that propels our students and faculty to achieve as scholars as we recognize the skilled network of staff who support them along the way. "Facilitators of...
May 24, 2018 Faculty impact: An unconventional path to UMSN’s Teacher of the Year award: Christine “Tina” Leech is a spirited example of making the most of unexpected opportunities through hard work and a willingness to step out of her comfort zone. Higher education was not a priority while she was growing up, but that didn’t stop her from building a distinguished military and academic...
May 10, 2018 Opening doors for herself and others: DNP is changing how Sherri Fannon sees her future: Safety for pediatric sedation“I have a real love for pediatric patients and implementing safety measures, and in clinical practice there are so many areas that need improvement.”Sherri Fannon, doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) student at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, is in her...
May 09, 2018 Faculty recognition for 2017-18 academic year: The UMSN faculty is filled with members who are world-renowned educators, researchers and scholars. As the 2017-18 academic year draws to a close, UMSN is proud to celebrate the many prestigious awards and achievements of its faculty. Congratulations!April BigelowClinical associate...
May 09, 2018 U-M visit inspires Detroit high school students to consider health care careers: Two dozen students from Detroit’s Cody Medicine and Community Health Academy were welcomed to the University of Michigan to learn about the roles of health care providers and potential career opportunities.Hosted by the U-M School of Nursing (UMSN), the students toured UMSN’s high-tech Clinical...
May 07, 2018 Celebrating Nurses Week: National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th 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 2018, the theme is "Nurses: Inspire, Innovate...
May 01, 2018 Improving undergraduate clinical evaluation with ITS and Canvas: ITS Teaching & Learning data concierge Jeff Ziegler recently completed a project for the School of Nursing’s Undergraduate Nursing program that has greatly improved their student evaluation process. Working with clinical instructor Diane Accurso and student advisors Rachel Patterson...
May 01, 2018 My beginnings: Raja Issa, DNP '18: This story was originally published in Panacea, Summer 2018.Raja Issa is a certified professional in healthcare quality, patient safety and accreditation. He is working as a Staff Specialist Healthcare at Michigan Medicine, leading Regulatory Readiness for Michigan Medicine’s nurses. He earned his...
Apr 27, 2018 Faculty impact: A champion for women and reproductive justice: Yasamin Kusunoki was a young girl growing up in California when she made an observation that stayed with her.“I saw the power dynamics between boys and girls and that didn’t sit well with me,” she explained. “I come from a family of strong women, so whether it was on the playground or in a...
Apr 23, 2018 Ph.D. student wins prestigious ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation award: Jordan Harrison, graduating this April with her Ph.D., has been awarded the 2017 ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award from Rackham Graduate School. This award carries a cash prize and recognizes exceptional and unusually interesting work produced by doctoral students. Harrison was a...
Apr 22, 2018 Facilitators of UMSN: Jamie Rasmussen: At the University of Michigan School of Nursing we believe that success is a collective endeavor. We celebrate the unique talent and drive that propels our students and faculty to achieve as scholars as we recognize the skilled network of staff who support them along the way."Facilitators of...
Apr 20, 2018 Strengthening trauma-informed care and services for survivors: Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault who make it to SafeHouse Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, are a step closer to healing and reclaiming their lives, but that doesn’t mean the trauma of their experiences has gone away or that the road ahead will be an easy one.Reactions to trauma may...
Apr 17, 2018 Facilitators of UMSN: Listron Mannix: At the University of Michigan School of Nursing we believe that success is a collective endeavor. We celebrate the unique talent and drive that propels our students and faculty to achieve as scholars as we recognize the skilled network of staff who support them along the way."Facilitators of...
Apr 17, 2018 Sigma Theta Tau International induction and awards ceremony: Dozens of new members of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Rho Chapter were inducted into the nursing honor society during an April ceremony at the Michigan Union. Membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to nurse...
Apr 16, 2018 Junior faculty win at MNRS: Two junior faculty members at the University of Michigan School of Nursing were recognized at the Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference on April 12-15, 2018.  Lenette Jones, Ph.D., ACNS-BC, RNJones, assistant professor, won the 2018 New Investigator Award for the Health...
Apr 11, 2018 Nursing student insight: DNP at University of Michigan: Meet Raja Issa, MSN, RN, CPHQ, CPPS, HACPDoctor of nursing practice (DNP) student at the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN).Works full-time as a Staff Specialist Healthcare at Michigan Medicine.Area of focus is patient safety and alarm fatigue.Will graduate in May 2018.Why he pursued a...
Apr 09, 2018 Where are they now? UMSN catches up with past student spotlights: Throughout the year UMSN highlights students from all degree programs and departments. We’re proud to shine a light on the various individuals who make up our community. See what’s changed for some of our past spotlights as they move on to the next phase of their lives!Spoiler alert: these include...
Apr 09, 2018 Research Day 2018: The Science of Nursing Education: More than 200 students, faculty and researchers came together for the University of Michigan School of Nursing's eighth annual Research Day. The event celebrates the wide range of nursing research, from big data to health promotion, but this year it was nursing education that was the primary focus....