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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 3). "The theme for ...

UR School of Nursing Graduate Honored with Distinguished Service Award

Friday, February 02, 2018 — Anne Swantz, ’88N (MS), PNP, RN, a UR School of Nursing graduate and the associate director of the Sovie Center for Advanced Practice, was recently honored with the University of Rochester Witmer Award for Distinguished ...

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 ...

Donor Profile: After ‘Buzzing’ Around the World, Vallone Gives Back to Adopted Home

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 — Barbara “Buzzy” Vallone’s life has taken her to many places. She worked as a nurse in Hawaii in the 1960s, visited Italy 27 times, and traversed all over Europe, Asia, and Africa. But no matter how far she ...

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

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 — Barbara “Buzzy” Vallone’s life has taken her to many places. She worked as a nurse in Hawaii in the 1960s, visited Italy 27 times, and traversed all over Europe, Asia, and Africa. But no matter how far she ...

Certified Clinical Nurse Leader Day

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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 ...

Redesigned Distance NP Program to Address Mental Health Needs

Thursday, January 18, 2018 — In an effort to address critical shortages of mental health care providers in New York state and across the country, the University of Rochester School of Nursing has relaunched its Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner ...

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