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Read more about the UR School of Nursing in education, research, and clinical news from the past year.

UR Research Associate Receives Grant to Clear Uncertainties from Cancer Diagnoses

Wednesday, December 04, 2019 — Yingzi Zhang, PhD, RN, a postdoctoral research associate at the School of Nursing, was approved for a $25,000 Oncology Nursing Foundation Research Grant from the Oncology Nursing Foundation. The grant will support her proposal, ...

Wellness That Works: Study Shows Success of UR Employee Wellness Program in Improving Heart Health

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 — A new study by researchers in the School of Nursing showed that the UR Medicine Employee Wellness Program has made statistically significant improvement in reducing the risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in participants. The study, published ...

Ying Xue Installed as Loretta Ford Professor

Friday, November 01, 2019 — Ying Xue, DNSc, RN, whose research has helped national policies regarding how and where nurse practitioners can practice, was installed Thursday, Oct. 31 as the UR School of Nursing’s Loretta C. Ford Endowed Professor in Primary Care ...

UR School of Nursing Launches Articulation Agreement with St. Lawrence University

Monday, October 28, 2019 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing announced today that it has entered into an Early Acceptance agreement with St. Lawrence University.  The agreement allows St. Lawrence students to apply for early acceptance to the UR School ...

UR Schools of Nursing, Medicine Honored with HEED Award

Monday, October 21, 2019 — Two University of Rochester schools have been named recipients of the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The UR School of Nursing and ...

UR Nursing Professor Receives $500K Award to Fund Childhood Obesity Research

Monday, October 14, 2019 — Ying Meng, PhD, RN, ACNP, an assistant professor at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, was recently awarded a nearly $500,000 K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award funded by the National Institute of Nursing ...

APNN Grad: How a Volunteer Trip to Southern Peru Helped Prepare Me for My Nursing Career

Tuesday, October 01, 2019 — How the UR School of Nursing and a volunteer trip to southern Peru helped prepare APNN Graduate Amanda Hyman for her nursing career.

Nursing PhD Student Martez Smith Honored for Contributions to LGBTQ Community

Friday, September 27, 2019 — Martez Smith, LMSW, a University of Rochester Provost Fellowship Recipient and third-year graduate student in the University of Rochester School of Nursing’s PhD program, was recently honored with two prestigious awards for his ...

Convocation Celebrates SON's New Academic Year

Thursday, September 05, 2019 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing ushered in a new academic year at its opening convocation ceremony on Sept. 3. Nearly 200 guests filled the auditorium in Helen Wood Hall and more watched from an overflow classroom as the school ...

UR School of Nursing Advancing National Dialogue on DNP Impact

Thursday, August 29, 2019 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing, an early proponent of the practice doctorate, continues to lead the national dialogue about how nurses can help transform health care. The school will host its fourth annual Doctor ...

$1M Grant to Expand Helen Wood Hall, Enhance Academics

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 — The University of Rochester has received a $1 million Higher Education Capital Matching Grant (HECap) from New York State to enhance the academic experience and serve additional students at the School ...

SON Founding Dean Honored with Nightingale Award

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 — 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 week with a prestigious award from the Center for Nursing at the ...

Lynne Massaro Inducted as AANP Fellow

Thursday, July 18, 2019 — Lynne Massaro, DNP, RN, FNP-C, ANP-BC, who helped launch the first nurse practitioner residency program in New York state, has been accepted as a fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). “This is a ...

Clevenger Inducted as American Academy of Nursing Fellow

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 — Rhonda "KC" Knapp-Clevenger, PhD, CPNP, CCRP, has been selected as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). Clevenger is among a class of 231 nurse leaders to be honored at the academy’s annual meeting and conference ...

SON Faculty, Staff Celebrated at Year-End Event

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 — In what has become an annual tradition toward the close of each academic year, the School of Nursing held a recognition event to highlight the contributions of its faculty and staff. The annual year-end luncheon was held May 14 in Evarts Lounge. ...

Celebrating 2019 School of Nursing Graduates

Monday, May 13, 2019 — This May, we celebrate University of Rochester School of Nursing degree candidates from our undergraduate and graduate programs.

UR Nursing Teaching Associate Invited to Digital Innovation Bootcamp

Monday, May 13, 2019 — Tara Serwetnyk, MS, RN-BC, a teaching associate at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, is one of 35 nursing faculty from across the country chosen to participate in the 2019 Digital Innovation Bootcamp sponsored by Apple and the ...

Wang Selected for Provost's Furth Fund Award

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 — Jinjiao Wang, PhD, RN, an assistant professor at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, was one of three promising scientists recently selected by Provost Rob Clark to receive the Valerie and Frank Furth Fund Award. Wang joins Martina ...

Helping teens with asthma: ‘Is there a better way?’

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 — After moving to the other side of the world and learning a new language, School of Nursing professor Hyekyun Rhee, PhD, RN, PNP, FAAN, has led research and technological innovations to transform asthma treatment for adolescents. Read ...

Norton Chosen to Lead SON Research Mission

Monday, April 15, 2019 — Nationally recognized expert in palliative care research Sally A. Norton, PhD, RN, FNAP, FPCN, FAAN has been named the new associate dean for research at the University of Rochester School of Nursing.  A longtime faculty member at the ...

Study Examines Effective Threshold of Home Health Care Services to Avoid Re-Hospitalization

Tuesday, April 09, 2019 — An average of one to two home health physical therapy sessions per week can help lower the risk of re-hospitalization by up to 82 percent in older adults during a 60-day period, according to research findings published in the Journal of the ...

Listening to Family Stories Helps Cancer Researchers Identify Gaps in Care

Thursday, March 28, 2019 — Families of cancer patients described three distinct experiences — “We Pretty Much Knew,” “Beating the Odds,” and “Left to Die” — in the final weeks of their ...

UR School of Nursing to Host Training Seminar on Administering Epinephrine

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing will host “Epi Near You, New York,” a free training seminar focused on how to administer epinephrine in the event of a life-threatening anaphylaxis emergency. The seminar, ...

UR School of Nursing Jumps Two Spots in U.S. News Rankings

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing moved up two slots in the latest master’s program rankings published in the 2020 Best Graduate Schools guide produced by U.S. News and World Report. The UR School of Nursing made ...

Hocker, Garrick Join Education Leadership Team

Monday, March 11, 2019 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing has bolstered its education leadership team with the addition of two new full-time hires. Kristin Hocker, EdD, has been named co-specialty director of the Health Care Management and Leadership (HCM) ...

Alumni Profile: Nancy Dianis

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 — A clinician and educator with more than 40 years of experience, Nancy Dianis ’85N (MS) heads up clinical trials, epidemiologic research, and global health projects on a wide range of conditions for Westat, a multimillion dollar ...

Alumni Profile: Elizabeth Sloand

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 — When Elizabeth Sloand ’75N made her first medical missionary trip to Haiti in 1999, she thought it was a one-time shot to make an international contribution. Little did she suspect she would end up returning to the poverty stricken ...

Dean's Diamond Circle Dinner Honors Alumni, Donors

Monday, February 18, 2019 — The UR School of Nursing handed out some of its highest honors at the Dean’s Diamond Circle dinner last fall at Monroe Golf Club. The awards recognized five of the school’s most distinguished alumni, faculty, and ...

UR School of Nursing Climbs to No. 21 in NIH Funding Rankings

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing jumped five spots in the ranking of research funding received from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to data compiled by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. The UR ...

Yvette Conyers Honored with Health Care Achievement Award

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 — Yvette Conyers, DNP, RN, FNP-C, CTN-B, an assistant professor of clinical nursing and co-director of accelerated programs for non-nurses at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, was presented with a 2019 Health Care Achievement Award by ...

Puerto Rican Children with Asthma Less Likely to Use Inhalers Than Mexican American Children

Friday, February 08, 2019 — Puerto Rican children were more likely to have poor or decreasing use of inhaled medication needed to control their asthma than Mexican American children, according to a new study by University of Rochester Medical Center researchers. The study, ...

Alumni Profile: Jennifer Dunivent

Monday, January 28, 2019 — In the summer of 2014, Jennifer Dunivent ’00N, ’04N (MS) was less than a year into a position as an IT consultant when she learned that her new company was eliminating her entire division. A single mom raising three girls, ...

APNN Student Awarded Susan B. Anthony Prize

Monday, January 28, 2019 — Charlotte Pillow '19, a first-semester student in the Accelerated Program for Non-Nurses, was awarded the University of Rochester's Susan B. Anthony Prize. The award is given to a senior enrolled in a five-year program who has shown ...

Author of Influential Textbooks and 'Conscience' of Student Nurses, Amy Karch Passes Away

Friday, January 18, 2019 — Amy Karch, MS, RN, a beloved University of Rochester School of Nursing faculty member whose teaching career spanned five decades and helped spur the explosive national and international growth of the Accelerated Program for Non-Nurses died Jan. ...

Growing Number of Nurse Practitioners Providing Primary Care Offset Physician Shortages in Underserved Communities

Monday, January 14, 2019 — A growing number of nurse practitioners are providing primary care in low-income and rural areas where physician supply is low, according to findings from a study led by University of Rochester School of Nursing researchers. The study, released ...

Elaine Andolina, Whose Personal Touch Steered Thousands into Nursing, Dies at 67

Friday, January 11, 2019 — Elaine Andolina, MS, RN, an adored University of Rochester School of Nursing faculty member and administrator, whose extraordinary personal touches helped ease the transition into nursing school for thousands of new students, died Jan. 11. She ...