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Jun 12, 2019 DNP and post-master's APRN certificate programs receive renewed accreditation from CCNE:  The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education’s (CCNE) Board of Commissioners renewed accreditation for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and post-master's APRN certificate programs at the University of Michigan School of Nursing for 10 years, extending to June 30, 2029. The...
Jun 03, 2019 Beyond #MeToo at UMSN's Summer Institute: The 2019 UMSN Global Summer Institute on Reproductive and Sexual Health took place on May 10-17 in a two-day conference followed by a five-day workshop. The 2019 Summer Institute theme:  “Beyond #MeToo” explored ways to advance knowledge and practice to address gender based violence and human...
May 23, 2019 UMSN’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award winner announced: The University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) and its Alumni Society Board of Governors selected Jane H. Barnsteiner, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, as this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award winner for her extensive contributions to nursing science, practice and education focused on patient safety and...
May 23, 2019 Professorship puts spotlight on gender-based violence: University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) congratulates Assistant Professor Michelle Munro-Kramer, Ph.D., CNM, FNP-BC, on her selection as UMSN’s Suzanne Bellinger Feetham Professor. The professorship supports the research of a promising nursing faculty member who completed a doctoral degree...
May 10, 2019 Student spotlight: Understanding the business of health care to create change from within: Nursing students are known to have some of the busiest schedules, but University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) Honors Student Kathryn Parkhurst isn’t letting that deter her from taking on extra challenges to benefit her future career and patients. She’s following an uncommon academic path by...
May 05, 2019 Celebrating Nurses Week: National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12 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 2019, the theme is "4 million reasons to celebrate...
Apr 22, 2019 Falling short on fall prevention: Caregivers are not being given the resources needed to prevent falls for their care recipient, according to new research from Geoffrey Hoffman, Ph.D., MPH, a University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) assistant professor, and a team of UMSN researchers. “Falls are a trifecta in terms of...
Apr 11, 2019 2019 Research Day: Driving nursing innovation to the forefront: “Nurses are in closest proximity to the problems patients face and are well positioned to deliver and implement solutions,” said Nancy P. Hanrahan, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, as she kicked off the Brouse Lecture at University of Michigan School of Nursing’s Research Day: Innovation at the interface of...
Apr 10, 2019 Faculty impact: Driven by family and practice to improve care for African-American women: Lenette Jones was nearly brought to tears while practicing for her first research assignment, but it wasn’t because she was overwhelmed with the task. It was because of what her own grandmother revealed.Jones is currently a University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) assistant professor, but at...
Apr 04, 2019 Congratulations to Sigma Rho Chapter award winners and new members: The Rho Chapter of Sigma, nursing’s only international honor society, is celebrating the induction of its largest class to date. On March 31, 2019, 112 new members were welcomed into the organization during a ceremony at the Michigan League.Members are selected for high academic performance and a...
Mar 26, 2019 Student spotlight: Medvec Nursing Innovation Award goes to DNP student focused on maternal health: Jessica Fladger, winner of a respected University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) award, is creating new opportunities to support women preparing for childbirth. This aspiration is at the forefront of her enduring calling to care for mothers and babies.“I think I was born with it,” she said. “...
Mar 20, 2019 Student spotlight:  From unsure about nursing to outspoken advocate: Andrea Matsumoto didn’t expect a graduate program to change her core professional values.“I went from the kid that sat in the back of the class, did my work and went home, to a person who feels such a responsibility to make sure nursing is seen at its best and that we’re practicing at the highest...
Mar 20, 2019 Attacking ‘invisible threat’ that affects cancer care workers: Exposure to chemotherapy can create hazards for nurses, pharmacists as they deliver lifesaving care to patients, but use of protective devices remains low. Chemotherapy drugs are lifesaving to cancer patients, but these toxic drugs are hazardous to the health care workers who come into contact...
Mar 11, 2019 UMSN Proud to Uphold Top Ten Ranking: The University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) continues to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's best graduate schools.For the second year in a row, UMSN is ranked as the 8th best master’s program in the country for 2020, tied with Rush and Vanderbilt...
Feb 22, 2019 Student spotlight: Veteran’s promise about to be fulfilled: Terence Thompson made a bold choice when he was 17 years old. He got a special waiver so he could join the military as a minor and he became an Army medic. It was the quickest path to getting the hands-on medical training he wanted.Now a University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) Doctor of...
Feb 14, 2019 Student spotlight: Former mechanic gearing up for nursing leadership: Julia Morrissey’s road to nursing came with several detours, pun intended.Like many college students just out of high school, Julia Morrissey wasn’t quite sure of her end goal when she began attending college at a university in Ohio. She was interested in pursuing engineering and physics, but said...
Feb 14, 2019 UMSN celebrates faculty, school-wide awards in empowerment and diversity: The University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) was doubly honored during U-M’s annual Academic Women’s Caucus award ceremony for efforts to increase diversity among faculty and the advancement of women. The ceremony was held in the historic Michigan League, once the official center for women’s...
Feb 01, 2019 Student spotlight: First-gen student tees up success: Many nursing students have a health care experience that inspired their decision to be a nurse. Bailey Forde has dozens.“All of the kids in my family had medical issues growing up,” said Forde, a University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) junior from Illinois. “I have four siblings and we all...
Jan 28, 2019 U-M weather alert: Due to extreme low temperatures and wind chill, the Ann Arbor campus has issued an emergency reduction in operations beginning tonight at 12 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 and ending 7 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1. University officials will continue to monitor the weather conditions and make adjustments if...
Jan 25, 2019 Student spotlight: On active duty in nursing school: Christina Collazo is determined to be one of the first Navy nurses in a new role aimed at improving health care for the children of military service members.“There are only a few acute care pediatric nurse practitioners (PNP) in the whole Navy,” she explained. “The rest are all primary care. I...
Jan 23, 2019 READI or not: structured assessment of patient readiness for hospital discharge can lower readmission rates according to new research from UMSN faculty: Hospital readmissions are one of the most frustrating and potentially expensive complications that patients may face. A team of nurse and economist researchers, including University of Michigan School of Nursing Associate Professor Olga Yakusheva, Ph.D., tested whether nurses can reduce...
Dec 18, 2018 $1.5 million dollar gift to drive nursing research of tomorrow: The University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) is celebrating a momentous $1.5 million gift dedicated to bolstering the vital connections between nursing research and clinical practice. It was given by two former UMSN faculty members, Jo Anne Horsley and Joyce Crane.“Support for clinically-...
Dec 14, 2018 New oncology safety program offers unparalleled training for clinicians (with video): ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Cancer care is growing increasingly complicated as new therapies and protocols emerge at a rapid pace, putting patients and clinicians at risk when safety measures do not keep pace with these rapid developments.“We’re seeing new treatments and new treatment combinations literally...
Dec 11, 2018 18 Reasons 2018 was a Great Year at UMSN: It's been an exciting year at the University of Michigan! In no particular order,  we're counting down 18 highlights from 2018 featuring achievements and milestones of UMSN and its community including faculty, staff and students.  18. PanaceaWe debuted our new and improved...
Dec 07, 2018 Staff spotlight: A calling in public health and a home in nursing after addiction and loss: When Matthew Rosso was growing up and beginning to understand his LGBTQ identity, he traveled down a path teeming with painful experiences that many in the LBGTQ community have endured. There were internal struggles, feelings of not belonging, and external factors including severe bullying from...
Nov 28, 2018 Student spotlight: Turning adversity into action: When Lindsey Freysinger was five years old, she told the audience at her kindergarten graduation that she wanted to be a nurse anesthetist just like her mom. Two decades later, she was only a few months away from achieving that dream when an accident would drastically change her life and inspire a...
Nov 27, 2018 UMSN student selected as a Minority Nurse Faculty Scholar: Jenna Magallanes, a UMSN Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) student, has been selected as a Minority Nurse Faculty Scholar.The joint program from Johnson & Johnson and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) was launched in 2007 to address a shortage in nursing faculty...
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 U-M 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: Update: Dr. Voepel-Lewis joined UMSN as an associate professor in September 2018. 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...