School of nursing news

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...
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...