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Nurses Week: Nurses Share Their Advice for Future Nurses

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

SON Founding Dean Receives Two Lifetime Achievement Awards

Wednesday, May 09, 2018 — Loretta Ford, EdD, RN, PNP, FAAN, FAANP, the co-developer of the nurse practitioner model and founding dean at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, was honored last month with a pair of lifetime achievement awards recognizing her ...

Diversity Feature: The Changing Face of Nursing

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Lucy Carroll Receives Witmer Award for Distinguished Service

Wednesday, May 02, 2018 — Each spring the University of Rochester celebrates several outstanding staff members who have demonstrated significant and longstanding contributions to the University. Lucy (Lukira) Carroll, executive assistant to the dean and special events ...

Ciurzynski Elected Distinguished Fellow of National Academy of Practice in Nursing

Monday, April 16, 2018 — Susan Ciurzynski, PhD, RN-BC, MS, PNP, VCE, has been elected as a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academy of Practice (NAP) in Nursing, recognizing her outstanding achievements in nearly 30 years as a clinician and educator. An ...

NIH Study to Examine Long-Term Effects of Pregnancy on Maternal Health, Biology

Monday, April 16, 2018 — Pregnancy is a period of extreme change, as maternal physiology adapts rapidly to sustain a growing fetus. It is conventionally assumed that women’s physiology returns to its pre-pregnancy state within six months of giving birth, but ...

School of Nursing to Host Nurse Entrepreneurship Presentation

Friday, April 13, 2018 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing and Ain Center for Entrepreneurship will welcome Mattia Gilmartin, PhD, MBA, for a presentation on nurses as entrepreneurs leading social change. Gilmartin, who is the executive director of Nurses ...

School of Nursing Unveils Online Care Management Education Program

Friday, April 13, 2018 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing has launched a new online program designed for nurses or other health care professionals interested in pursuing advanced education in care management. The Care Management Education program, aimed at ...

Help Us Celebrate National Nurses Week. Share Your Advice!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 — The School of Nursing is calling all nurses to share their advice with future generations of nurses. Your story will be featured during National Nurses Week this May 6-12. Share Your Story Here.

UR School of Nursing 2018 Commencement Speaker Announced

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 — Margaret Grey, DrPH, RN, FAAN, former dean and current Annie W. Goodrich Professor Nursing at the Yale School of Nursing, will deliver the commencement address at the University of Rochester School of Nursing graduation ceremony on Friday, May 18 ...

Two UR Nursing NP Programs Ranked in Top 20 by U.S. News

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 — Two University of Rochester School of Nursing nurse practitioner programs are among the top 20 in the nation, according to new rankings released by U.S. News and World Report. The UR School of Nursing’s Pediatric Nurse Practitioner ...

Alumni Profile: Patty Bellohusen Charts Her Own Path As a CNL

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Karen Davis Tapped as Chief Nursing Executive

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 — Karen K. Davis, PhD, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, a nursing leader with 30 years of experience at Johns Hopkins Health System, has been selected as Associate Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive (CNE) with nursing oversight responsibilities for Strong ...

Alumni to Participate in Certified CNL Day Webinar March 19

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 — Two School of Nursing alumni will speak about their experiences as Clinical Nurse Leaders (CNLs) during a webinar hosted by the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC). Luis A. Rosario-McCabe and Deborah Hurley, graduates of the School of ...

Alumni Profile: Nicholas Arcieri on the Health Care Management Program

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 —   Alumnus Nicholas Arcieri, MS, shares how the Health Care Organization Management and Leadership program prepared him to lead software development at the Institute of Innovation Education at the University of Rochester Medical ...

Tenth Annual DNP Project Day Highlights Students' Efforts to Improve Health Care

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 — On January 26, the School of Nursing hosted its tenth annual Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Project Day. Each year, the event showcases students’ areas of clinical interest and provides a forum for exchanging ideas and suggestions to ...

Kathy Rideout Receives Health Care Achievement Award

Monday, February 19, 2018 — Kathy Rideout, EdD, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, was recognized with a 2018 Rochester Business Journal Health Care Achievement Award for her more than 40 years of contributions as a pediatric nurse, educator, administrator, executive, advocate, researcher, ...

UR School of Nursing Ranks Among Nation's Best in NIH Funding

Friday, February 16, 2018 — The University of Rochester ranks among the top 30 U.S. nursing schools in research funding received from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the eighth time in 10 years, according to data compiled by the Blue Ridge Institute for ...

Renu Singh Named a 'Woman of Excellence'

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 — Rochester Business Journal has named Renu Singh, MS, senior associate dean of operations at the School of Nursing and CEO of UR Medicine’s Center for Employee Wellness, to its inaugural class of Women of Excellence Award ...

School of Nursing to Host Events During National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Monday, February 05, 2018 — The Western New York Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders (WNYCCCED) and the University of Rochester School of Nursing are hosting a series of events during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (Feb. 25-March 4). "The theme for ...

Wetherbee Recognized with Presidential Diversity Award

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 — Jonathan Wetherbee, an eloquent and passionate advocate for a more welcoming and accepting campus community, was honored earlier this month with the 2018 University of Rochester Presidential Diversity Award.The award recognizes the ...

Heffner Appointed Associate Chief of Research for Geriatrics

Thursday, January 25, 2018 — Kathi Heffner, PhD, an accomplished researcher whose work focuses on stress and aging, has been named associate chief of research for the Division of Geriatrics and Aging in the Department of Medicine. An associate professor with a primary ...

Study to Explore Possible Synergistic Effects of Exercise, Brain Training in Preventing Dementia

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 — Kathi Heffner, PhD, an accomplished researcher whose work focuses on stress and aging, has been named associate chief of research for the Division of Geriatrics and Aging in the Department of Medicine. An associate professor with a primary ...

Scholarship Program Expands to Fill Region’s Gaps in Health Care

Friday, January 19, 2018 — More than 30 health care professionals pursuing additional education have seen their tuition costs cut in half, thanks to an emerging scholarship program offered by the University of Rochester School of Nursing. The Finger Lakes Regional ...

School of Nursing Professor Recognized by American Heart Association

Thursday, January 18, 2018 — Only 25 percent of patients who suffer cardiac arrest while hospitalized survive to hospital discharge. It’s a daunting statistic, but Mina Attin, Ph.D., R.N., an assistant professor at the University of Rochester School of ...

Professor Emeritus of Nursing Honored by Rochester Academy of Medicine

Tuesday, January 09, 2018 — Madeline Hubbard Schmitt ’65N, ’70 (MA), PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP, professor emeritus of nursing, received a Distinguished Service Award from the Rochester Academy of Medicine on Tuesday for her achievements in advancing ...

Pinning Ceremony Celebrates Newest Graduates

Wednesday, January 03, 2018 — Kevin Liu stepped up to the podium on Wednesday, Dec. 20 and summed up the whirlwind experience of the University of Rochester School of Nursing’s Accelerated Bachelor’s Program for ...

Students Blaze Trail as First Grads of Nursing Education Program

Tuesday, January 02, 2018 — Molly Becker, Mia Gesel, and Stephanie Herbst were the first three students to complete their capstone projects in the new Master’s in Nursing Education program. Flexible, family-like atmosphere help MNE program’s ...

Heffner Selected for Emerging Leaders in Aging Scholars Program

Tuesday, January 02, 2018 — Kathi Heffner, PhD, associate professor in the University of Rochester School of Nursing and the Department of Psychiatry, was among a select group of scholars chosen to participate in a yearlong national geriatric leadership development ...

2017 Highlights from the University of Rochester School of Nursing

Friday, December 29, 2017