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

Highland Nurse Educator Named RBJ Health Care Hero

Friday, March 27, 2020 — A nurse can have many roles during the course of a career. A bedside nurse, a charge nurse, a supervisor, a program director, and an educator – just to name a few. Emily Winters, MS, RN-BC, NEA-BC, has shined in all of these roles ...

Spotlight on: Nicole Dobbertin, RN, BSN, Charge Nurse, Highland Hospital

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 — When Nicole Dobbertin, RN, BSN, was in elementary school, her mom, Jacquie, began studying to be a nurse. As a young girl, she was inspired by how excited her mother was about classes and clinical rotations. “I also loved helping others ...

Taubman in Two: Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Melissa Derleth, Chief Nursing Officer, Highland Hospital

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

UR Nursing Makes Big Move in U.S. News Rankings

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing made a big move in the highest-profile rankings of master’s nursing programs. The school jumped nine places, landing at No. 26 in the 2021 Best Graduate Schools guide produced ...

UR Nursing Makes Big Move in U.S. News Rankings

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing made a big move in the highest-profile rankings of master’s nursing programs. The school jumped nine places, landing at No. 26 in the 2021 Best Graduate Schools guide produced ...

Harriet Kitzman's Lasting Legacy: Brilliant research that transformed health care for moms, children

Monday, March 16, 2020 — Harriet Kitzman, PhD, RN, FAAN, a brilliant and internationally renowned researcher whose lifetime of work in pediatrics reshaped how health care is provided to young mothers and their children, died March 11 after a long illness. She was 82. She ...

Blaakman, Rotondo Elected Distinguished Fellows of National Academies of Practice

Wednesday, March 04, 2020 — Two University of Rochester School of Nursing faculty members have been accepted into the prestigious National Academies of Practice (NAP) in Nursing. In recognition of their outstanding professional achievements and contributions to the field of ...

University of Rochester Medical Center Chief Nursing Executive Karen Davis

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Spotlight on: Jon Kuppinger, RN, EMT-P, Cardiac Care Unit, Strong Memorial Hospital

Thursday, February 27, 2020 — Meet Jon Kuppinger. He is a US Navy veteran, a former California high tech professional, a paramedic, a rock star, and since 2017, has found his true calling as a level 3 bedside nurse on a cardiac care unit at Strong Memorial ...

Jones Memorial Celebrates Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Monday, February 24, 2020 — WELLSVILLE — In conjunction with the 200th birthdays of Florence Nightingale and Susan B. Anthony and the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote, Jones Memorial Hospital and UR Medicine have joined ...

School of Nursing Welcomes New Faculty and Leadership Appointments

Monday, February 24, 2020 —   The University of Rochester School of Nursing is pleased to welcome Meghan L. Underhill-Blazey, PhD, APRN, AOCNS and Annmarie Flanagan, DNP, APN, FNP-C., and announce the recent faculty leadership appointments of Susan M. Ciurzynski, ...

UR School of Nursing Remains Top 25 in 2019 NIH Ranking

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing ranks No. 22 in 2019 research grant funding issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The school has maintained its top 25 ranking of all nursing schools in four of the last five years, and ...

Nurse Scientist Partnership with Wilmot Cancer Center Drawing More Nurses into Research

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 — In a collaborative effort, Wilmot and the University of Rochester School of Nursing support nurse-initiated research programs through the development of the Oncology Nurse Scientist Partnership. Led by Ph.D.-level nurses with advanced training in ...

Thompson Health: Challenges and Rewards Facing Nurses

Thursday, February 06, 2020 — The industry is seeing job openings “across the board,” according to UR Medicine Thompson Heath CEO Michael F. Stapleton Jr. The World Health Organization has designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Many in ...

School of Nursing Remembers Alumna and Hall of Fame Inductee

Wednesday, February 05, 2020 — Nancy Melvin Taylor ’86N is a legend.  While attending the School of Nursing at the University of Rochester, Nancy became the first All-American in field hockey. She made the most goals in a single season (17), held the most ...

Mary Carey Named a ‘Health Care Hero’ by Rochester Business Journal

Monday, February 03, 2020 — Mary G. Carey, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, an associate professor at the University of Rochester School of Nursing and director of the Clinical Nursing Research Center at Strong Memorial Hospital, has been named a Health Care Hero by the Rochester ...

Vankee Lin Harnesses Neuroimaging Technologies to Detect, Slow Alzheimer's Disease

Friday, January 31, 2020 — Feng (Vankee) Lin, PhD, an associate professor in the School of Nursing, is harnessing neuroimaging technologies in an effort to develop new diagnostic tools for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, identify new ...

David Goede Elected President of Nurse Practitioner Association

Thursday, January 23, 2020 — David Goede, DNP, ACNP-BC, assistant professor of clinical nursing at the University of Rochester School of Nursing and lead manager of advance practice providers for the cardiovascular service line at the UR Medical Center, has been elected to ...

UR School of Nursing Joins in Worldwide Celebration of Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Monday, January 13, 2020 — The World Health Organization (WHO) is designating 2020 as The Year of the Nurse and Midwife, and the University of Rochester School of Nursing is playing a leading role as the UR Medical Center and its affiliate hospital make plans to honor ...

Lee Foundation Creates Mental Health Scholarship at UR School of Nursing

Friday, January 10, 2020 — The Patrick P. Lee Foundation has awarded $217,500 to the University of Rochester School of Nursing to create scholarships for students earning a psychiatric nurse practitioner degree.   “The National Alliance on ...

Record-Breaking Enrollment Reflects Growing Nursing Workforce Needs

Thursday, January 09, 2020 — The School of Nursing began its fall 2019 academic year by welcoming a record-breaking class of 235 new students. The most recent spike continues the substantial growth at the school where enrollment has increased more than 40 percent since ...

$3.6M NIH Grant Funds Center for Social Ties and Aging Research

Wednesday, January 08, 2020 — Caring for a family member with dementia creates both challenges and opportunities for families. Strong social connections can help caregivers manage the challenges, but the demands of caregiving sometimes create obstacles to social connections. ...