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Nurse-Driven Condition Management Programs Effective in Improving Key Health Metrics

Thursday, April 29, 2021 — Chronic disease management programs led by nurses are effective in improving key health metrics, which may lower an individual’s risk for developing cardiovascular disease, according to a study by University of Rochester School of ...

UR School of Nursing Anticipates Return to Fully In-Person Learning in Fall

Thursday, April 29, 2021 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing is making plans to return to fully in-person classroom learning beginning with the fall 2021 semester. The school has remained in operation since the COVID-19 outbreak hit New York, but it closed ...

Loretta Ford: Celebrating a Century of Nursing Greatness

Friday, April 16, 2021 — On the last Sunday of 2020, Loretta Ford walked out of the front door of her Florida home and was greeted by a parade of passing golf carts. The nursing legend was one day away from her 100th birthday, and her friends and neighbors surprised her ...

UR Nursing Commencement Details: Celebrating the Class of 2021

Monday, April 12, 2021 — Congratulations, graduates We look forward to recognizing the accomplishments of the Class of 2021 this May. As announced, there will be a hybrid approach to the ceremony. In-person participation will be available for our current campus ...

Building A Bridge: Study Led by DNP Student Links Transition of Care to Reduced Hospital Readmissions

Tuesday, April 06, 2021 — The transition of care from hospital to home can make all of the difference in a patient’s recovery from a stroke. Ann Leonhardt-Caprio, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, FAHA, a recent University of Rochester School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing ...

Three UR Nurses Hailed as ‘Health Care Heroes’

Monday, April 05, 2021 — Call it a clean sweep for the University of Rochester School of Nursing. All three nursing recipients of the Health Care Heroes awards presented by the Rochester Business Journal are graduates of UR Nursing programs. The 2021 honorees in the ...

Identical Twins from Jamaica Share a Passion for Nursing and Education

Thursday, April 01, 2021 — Sisters Ranae and Shanae McKenzie have done just about everything together for as long as they can remember. Born and raised in Jamaica, they are identical twins with identical passions. Both came to the U.S. for their undergraduate education and ...

UR School of Nursing Ranks Among Nation's Best, According to U.S. News & World Report

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 — For the second straight year, the University of Rochester School of Nursing ranks 26th among the nation’s best master’s nursing programs, according to the 2022 Best Graduate Schools guide produced by U.S. ...

Dean's Diamond Circle 2020 Award Bios

Friday, March 05, 2021 — Each year, the University of Rochester School of Nursing hosts the Dean’s Diamond Circle dinner, a donor recognition event, which honors those that have made a lasting impact in the community. The 2020 ceremony was postponed due to ...

Alumni Profile: When Preparation Meets Opportunity

Wednesday, March 03, 2021 — Brian Graves ’96N, ’01N (MS), ’12N (PhD) always had a deep love for the University of Rochester. You don’t graduate three times from a school you’re ambivalent about. But when Graves ...

NURSING Magazine: Necessity Sparks Acceleration of Educational Innovation

Monday, March 01, 2021 — For years, a core component of the University of Rochester School of Nursing’s Accelerated Bachelor’s Program for Non-Nurses (ABPNN) involved sending students out into the greater Rochester area to get their first community ...

NURSING Magazine: Megan Reynolds '19N Change Agent

Monday, March 01, 2021 — From an early age, Megan Reynolds ’19N has had a passion for helping people. “Humanitarian work has always been integral in my drive to provide health care. My earliest memory as a kid was wanting to respond to the genocide in ...

CoDEI: Celebrating Black History Month

Friday, February 26, 2021 — See the Black History Month e-newsletter. 

NURSING Magazine: Shattering Glass Ceilings

Monday, February 22, 2021 — The installation of Kathi Heffner, PhD, and Vankee Lin, PhD, RN, as Wilson Professors was unlike any that had come before it. For starters, this was the University of Rochester’s first virtual professorship installation ceremony. It ...

NURSING Magazine: Health Care Hero

Monday, February 22, 2021 — Jose Perpignan ’16N waited in front of his computer for an interview to begin one October morning, completely unaware he was moments away from winning a life-changing amount of money. On live TV. The popular morning show “Live ...

University of Rochester School of Nursing Remains Top 30 In NIH Funding

Monday, February 22, 2021 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing remains in the top 30 in the annual rankings of research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The UR School of Nursing ranks 29th in research support from the NIH for the fiscal year ...

YOTN Year-end Video

Friday, February 19, 2021

URMC to Launch New Brain Aging Research Center

Thursday, February 04, 2021 — The University of Rochester Medical Center is launching a new center to study the relationship between emotional well-being and dementia-related diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. Ample research has uncovered links between emotional ...

School of Nursing Renames Research Support Office in Memory of Harriet Kitzman

Monday, February 01, 2021 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing has renamed its Center for Research Support in memory of Harriet Kitzman, PhD, RN, FAAN. The area will now be known as the Harriet J. Kitzman Center for Research Support. The move is a fitting tribute ...

URMC Research Provides New Insights into Relationship Between Tau Protein and Cognitive Decline

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 — A study by University of Rochester Medical Center researchers provides new insights into the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease pathology and cognitive decline. In a paper titled “Longitudinal stability of medial ...

School of Nursing Elevates Wharton to Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 — Mitchell J. Wharton, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNS, an accomplished educator, researcher, and clinician, has been named associate dean for equity and inclusion at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, pending approval by the ...

Deep Roots: UR Nursing Researcher Receives Grant to Cultivate Healthy Eating Habits for Local Migrant Workers

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 — A leading researcher at the University of Rochester School of Nursing is aiming to improve the nutrition of the people who help put healthy food on our tables. Karen Stein, PhD, RN, FAAN, UR School of Nursing’s Ruth Miller Brody and ...

Nursing News 2020 Report

Wednesday, January 06, 2021 — As we look forward to new beginnings, let’s remember the events that made 2020 one of the most memorable years in the University of Rochester School of Nursing’s history.