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

MS-PhD Student Wonkyung Chang Receives U.S. Dept. of Health Fellowship

Monday, November 14, 2022 — MS-PhD student Wonkyung Chang, RN, BSN has been named the recipient of a Minority Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The minority fellowship ...

UR Nursing Professor, Alum Earns American Heart Association Award

Tuesday, November 01, 2022 — A Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) alumna who led an initiative to improve the transition of ischemic stroke care from hospital to home is now being recognized nationally for her work. Ann Leonhardt-Caprio, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, FAHA, program ...

Essay: Wear Your Nationality Like a Flag

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 — The featured guest essay in our Council for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion's Fall 2022 newsletter is from Maria Quiñones-Cordero, PhD, assistant professor of clinical nursing, associate director of center activities for the Elaine C. ...

The Roots of Intersectionality

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 — The following essay appears in our Fall 2022 Council for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (CoDEI) newsletter. As part of our 2022 goals, CoDEI has selected to focus on the topic of intersectionality to help us address how our event planning, ...

School of Nursing Receives 6th Consecutive Excellence in Diversity Award

Thursday, October 13, 2022 — For the sixth year in a row, the University of Rochester School of Nursing has received the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity, the oldest and largest diversity-focused ...

SON Research to Explore Using Data Science to Estimate Fetal Weight

Thursday, September 08, 2022 — A new University of Rochester School of Nursing study aims to develop a novel approach to more accurately estimating fetal birth weight, a potential first step to using data science to inform clinical assessment and decision-making during ...

School of Nursing Celebrates Students, New Dean at Opening Convocation Ceremony

Wednesday, September 07, 2022 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing welcomed new and returning students and recognized some of its leading scholars at its annual convocation ceremony on Sept. 6. This year’s ceremony also served as a welcome for the ...

School of Nursing to Host 7th DNP Summit

Friday, September 02, 2022 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing will host its seventh Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Summit this October. Every fall, the School of Nursing’s DNP Summit features nursing practitioners and clinicians from across ...

School of Nursing Welcomes New Director of Student Affairs

Monday, August 29, 2022 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing welcomed Elizabeth A. Bremer, ’12W (MS), ’14W (EdD) as its new director of student affairs on August 15. The former director of assessment and research management at ...

Blaakman Selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 — Susan Blaakman, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, FNAP, a nationally certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and longtime faculty member at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, has been selected to join the American Academy of ...

UR Nursing Alumni, Faculty Win Local, National Black Nurses Association Awards

Monday, July 25, 2022 — Several University of Rochester Medical Center and School of Nursing students, alumni, and faculty earned awards from both the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) and its Rochester chapter (RBNA) over the weekend. At the national ...

Lisa Kitko Selected as Dean of University of Rochester School of Nursing

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 — Lisa A. Kitko, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, an accomplished scholar, researcher, educator, and clinician, has been named the sixth dean of the University of Rochester School of Nursing. Read the full story.

A Worthy Faux: Simulation Events Create Powerful Learning Environment

Wednesday, July 06, 2022 — Newer simulation events allow students to confront discomfort in a low-stakes, but powerful learning environment. On a Friday morning in July, a pawn shop opened in a corner of Evarts Lounge was doing good business. So, too, was the nearby ...

UR Medicine Center for Employee Wellness Contracts with MVP Health on Corporate Wellness Programs

Tuesday, July 05, 2022 — The UR Medicine Center for Employee Wellness (CEW), created and run by the University of Rochester School of Nursing, recently signed a contract with MVP Health Care, the second largest insurer in the area allowing the CEW to offer biometric ...

UR School of Nursing Announces New Faculty Additions

Tuesday, July 05, 2022 — The UR School of Nursing has welcomed several new full-time faculty members over the past few months. The new faculty members are: Gamji Rabiu Abu-Ba’are, PhD, assistant professor. He was most recently a National Institute of Mental ...

SON Celebrates Faculty and Staff at Year-End Awards

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 — The School of Nursing held a recognition event this spring to highlight the contributions of its faculty and staff. The event featured a reception and the presentation of the school’s year-end awards. Faculty & Staff 2022 Award ...

Marie Flannery to Direct UR Nursing PhD Program

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 — Marie Flannery, PhD, RN, has been named director of the University of Rochester School of Nursing’s PhD in Nursing & Health Science program, succeeding longtime director Bethel Powers, PhD, RN, FSAA, FGSA, who is retiring in ...

SON Postdoc Honored with Distinguished Dissertation Award

Thursday, June 09, 2022 — Sukardi Suba, PhD, RN, CNS, a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, was recently recognized with the 2022 Distinguished Dissertation Award in Nursing from the University of California, San Francisco ...

Underhill-Blazey Receives Provost's Furth Fund Award

Wednesday, June 01, 2022 — Meghan Underhill-Blazey, PhD, APRN, FAAN, an assistant professor at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, was recently selected to receive the Valerie and Frank Furth Fund Award. The Furth Fund, administered by the Office of the Provost, ...

Yang Yu Receives AWHONN Novice Researcher Award

Friday, May 27, 2022 — Yang Yu, PhD, MPH, an assistant professor at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, has been selected to receive the Every Woman, Every Baby Novice Researcher Award from the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal ...

UR Nursing Alumna Reflects on Career in Infection Prevention

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 — Generations after her grandfather adopted a pseudonym to enroll in nursing school, Ann Marie Pettis has made a name for herself as an expert in infection prevention A quick glimpse at her CV and it may seem hard to believe that Ann Marie Pettis, ...

Rochester Mayor Malik Evans to Speak at UR Nursing Diploma Ceremony

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 — Rochester Mayor Malik Evans will be the keynote speaker at the University of Rochester School of Nursing diploma ceremony on Saturday, May 14 at Kodak Hall in Eastman Theatre. More than 380 students across the school’s ...

UR School of Nursing Unveils $15M Addition to Helen Wood Hall

Friday, May 06, 2022 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing unveiled a state-of-the-art $15 million addition to Helen Wood Hall today that will transform nursing education for generations of future health care providers. The three-story, 26,000-square-foot ...

UR School of Nursing Honors Alumni, Donors at Dean's Diamond Circle Dinner

Friday, April 29, 2022 — Each year, the University of Rochester School of Nursing hosts the Dean’s Diamond Circle dinner, a donor recognition event, and honors those who have made a lasting impact in the community. This year’s event was held at Monroe ...

Guest Essay: Lived Experience as a Muslim in the United States

Thursday, April 28, 2022 — The following is a guest essay from student diversity officer and soon to be SON alum, Syed Mahmud, who is completing the ​​Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program this May. Originally from Bangladesh, Syed ...

Diversity Feature: A History of Muslims in America

Thursday, April 28, 2022 — An Extensive Story, Briefly Told It is nearly impossible to capture the full essence of the rich, multifaceted, cultural identities of Muslims; identities that are shared with over two-billion people around the world, spanning multiple ...

PhD Student Dillon Dzikowicz Honored with Edward Peck Curtis Award

Thursday, April 28, 2022 — Dillon J. Dzikowicz, ’17N, ’21N (MS), a teaching associate and PhD student at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, has been named a recipient of the University of Rochester 2022 Edward Peck Curtis Award for ...

UR School of Nursing Jumps into Top 25 in U.S. News Rankings

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing jumped to the Top 25 of the nation’s best master’s nursing programs, climbing five places to No. 21, according to the 2023 Best Graduate Schools guide produced by U.S. News and ...

UR Medicine Employee Wellness Launches Community-Based Services Through Jordan Health

Friday, March 18, 2022 — The UR Medicine Employee Wellness program has launched an initiative to bring its successful wellness offerings to the community. Through the Jordan Health Initiative, the UR Medicine Center for Employee Wellness (CEW) will work collaboratively ...

Mary G. Carey Selected as Honoree of 2022 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

Monday, March 07, 2022 — 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 selected as an honoree of the Sigma Theta ...

'Honor a Nurse' Campaign Launches March 1

Monday, February 28, 2022 — Nurses are the heart of our health care teams. Every day, they’re making crucial care decisions, supporting families, and saving lives. Through the University’s new Honor a Nurse campaign, you can go online to leave a special ...

Wharton Co-Authors Article on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Academic Nursing

Monday, February 28, 2022 — A diverse nursing workforce continues to become more important as institutions seek the goal of achieving health equity, but remains an arduous task across the care continuum. Achieving equity within health care starts with the increase of ...

UR School of Nursing Jumps to 23rd in Latest NIH Rankings

Monday, February 14, 2022 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing jumped six spots, landing at No. 23 in the annual ranking of research funding received from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The UR School of Nursing has now ranked in the top 25 among all ...

A Family Affair: Fate (and a global pandemic) bring sisters and mother to UR School of Nursing at same time

Friday, February 11, 2022 — For a period of about 11 months, sisters Marissa McFadden, RN, and Nicole McFadden, RN, were classmates in the University of Rochester School of Nursing’s Accelerated Program for Non-Nurses while their mother, Lisa McFadden, RN, BSN, ...

UR School of Nursing, Medical Center Extend Free Tuition Program for Employees

Tuesday, February 08, 2022 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing, in partnership with nursing practice at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), has extended a free tuition program for UR nurses for another two years. The UR School of Nursing Tuition ...

Professor Emerita Jean Johnson Passes Away

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 — Jean Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN, a renowned nursing leader who contributed groundbreaking work on sharing information with patients to help them cope with illness, died Jan. 23. She was 96. A professor emerita at the University of Rochester School of ...

UR School of Nursing’s Epsilon Xi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Charter

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing’s Epsilon Xi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau celebrates a significant milestone this February. The chapter will commemorate the 40th anniversary of its official charter, which occurred on Feb. 7, ...

An Inside Look as Helen Wood Hall Building Expansion Nears Completion

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 — As we kick off the new year, we also mark significant progress with the vertical expansion project at the University of Rochester School of Nursing.  Over the last year and a half, DGA Builders have completed the outside ...

Year in Review: Message from Dean Kathy Rideout

Thursday, January 06, 2022 — Dear Friends, The dawning of a new year is a time for hope and optimism, a clean slate from which we can start fresh. Although 2021 ended in much the same way it began, with cases spiking and our health care systems challenged to meet the needs ...

COVID-19 Updates: Spring Courses Moving Online for January

Thursday, January 06, 2022 — The University of Rochester is temporarily moving spring courses online for the month of January. All School of Nursing labs and clinical rotations will continue to meet in person.   Read the latest updates from ...