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

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 ...