LIFT is a student-led initiative within the University of Rochester School of Nursing designed to provide opportunities for students to engage in learning and discussions related to leadership, advocacy and diversity.
Doctoral Student Forum
Students' rights and responsibilities are established in the Constitution and by-laws of the University Graduate Student Organization (GSO). The purpose of the organization is to provide a government for graduate students, and all full-time and part-time matriculated graduate students enrolled in the School of Nursing. The Doctoral Student Forum was formed by doctoral students in the School of Nursing who wanted an organization tailored to their specific needs.
The functions of the Doctoral Student Forum are to:
- Provide representation for doctoral nursing students to the Graduate Student Organization, the University Council on Graduate Studies, and to School of Nursing standing committees.
- Facilitate an exchange of ideas and information among doctoral students.
- Coordinate and facilitate interchange between doctoral students and faculty, including guests and faculty from outside the School of Nursing.
Each fall the Doctoral Student Organization is asked to provide names of students who will agree to serve as student representatives on the regular committees within the School of Nursing. The committees are:
- Curriculum Committee
- Research Committee
- Doctoral Committee
- Student Affairs Committee
Rochester Area Chapter, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
The local chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, established in 1997, was founded to support nurse practitioners as they confront health care situations.
Practitioners can find professional support among the 90 to 100 active local members and find opportunities for local and national involvement in political and clinical special interest groups. The chapter offers regular meetings to their members and continuing education opportunities on a regular basis.
The chapter is in the process of developing a website that will provide up-to-date information from the local executive board, as well as providing current pediatric health care news, membership information, and valuable links to other pediatric websites. Additionally, the website will facilitate communication among its members and the executive board and/or committee chairpersons, and provide notification of chapter meetings and local pediatric continuing education offerings.