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Student Spotlight: Through Pediatric Nursing, Cassie Weis Seeks to Set an Example for Her Own Children

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2024 — Being a mother inspired Weis to pursue a career in pediatric nursing. Now, she's a regional expert who's improving care for neurodivergent kids and their families.

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UR Nursing Researchers Present, Earn Prizes at ENRS

Monday, Apr 15, 2024 — Faculty, staff, and doctoral students from the UR Nursing presented their latest research and earned regional recognition at the annual Eastern Nursing Research Society Scientific Sessions.

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Bettering Black Maternal Health Outcomes: UR Nursing Alumna Dr. Kamila Barnes Discusses Nurses’ Role

Friday, Apr 12, 2024 — It’s important for nurses to understand that they have the power to make changes that improve outcomes, said Barnes, a longtime maternal health and reproductive justice advocate.

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Celebrating NP Week 2023: Ann Quinn

Thursday, Nov 16, 2023 — Ann Quinn has empowered future NPS as a preceptor, but her educational journey isn't done either. Working in palliative care inspired her to pursue a psychiatric mental health NP degree.

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Celebrating NP Week 2023: Julie Gottfried

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2023 — Carrying the torch of UR Nursing's leadership in the nurse practitioner movement, Gottfried played a pivotal role in establishing New York's first Pediatric Acute Care NP certificate.

Ann Leonhardt-Caprio holding her award, standing next to Jason Stulb, AHA's Buffalo & Rochester executive director.

Ann Leonhardt-Caprio Recognized for American Heart Association Leadership

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2023 — The UR Nursing alumna and assistant professor earned the AHA Leadership Legacy Award in recognition of her years of local and national volunteer work.

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Convocation Welcomes New Students, Celebrates Award Winners

Wednesday, Sep 6, 2023 — The annual ceremony celebrated new and returning students, and marked major milestones for the School of Nursing.

Photos of four of the guest speakers: Susan Weber Buchholz (left), Meghan Underhill-Blazey, Ann Leonhardt-Caprio, Karen Hande

School of Nursing to Host 8th Annual DNP Summit

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2023 — As DNP-prepared nurses are increasingly integrated into health care systems, the annual DNP Summit plays a critical role in fostering meaningful conversations about DNP education, practice and leadership.

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Alumna Desiree' Branson to Lead Nurse Practitioner Association

Friday, Feb 17, 2023 — A University of Rochester alumna will lead New York's only statewide association of nurse practitioners. She hopes to encourage other NPs to pursue leadership roles.

Ann Leonhardt-Caprio

UR Nursing Professor, Alum Earns American Heart Association Award

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022 — Ann Leonhardt-Caprio has been named the recipient of the American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing’s 2022 Stroke Article of the Year Award.

The five guest speakers at the 2022 DNP Summit: Lisa Kitko, Karen Keady, Shannon Idzik, Danielle McCamey, Pam Jones

School of Nursing to Host 7th DNP Summit

Friday, Sep 2, 2022 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing’s DNP Summit features nursing leaders from across the nation, and facilitates a dialogue about emerging topics in Doctor of Nursing Practice education, practice and leadership.

DNP Summit 2018 - Practice, Vision, Visibility

National Nursing Leaders to Speak at UR School of Nursing's 3rd Annual DNP Summit

Monday, Oct 15, 2018 — Now in its third year, the DNP Summit is a day-long conference welcoming clinicians, scholars, executives and, policymakers from across the country to showcase the contributions of DNP-prepared nurses and explore an evolving vision for DNPs to positively affect clinical practice, health policy, and care delivery across the health care continuum.

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