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

Tuesday, Apr 23, 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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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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UR Nursing Lands at No. 21 in National Ranking of Master’s Programs

Monday, Apr 8, 2024 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing has been ranked No. 21 among U.S. nursing schools for its master’s programs, according to the 2024-25 Best Graduate Schools guide produced by U.S. News and World Report.

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Celebrating NP Week 2023: Amy Miller

Saturday, Nov 18, 2023 — Having worked as a registered nurse in primary care and at Golisano Children's Hospital, Amy Miller is now expanding her role and impact through the Pediatric NP master's program.

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Celebrating NP Week 2023: Jose Perpignan Jr.

Friday, Nov 17, 2023 — An ICU nurse and co-founder of the Greater New York City Black Nurses Association, FNP student Jose Perpignan hopes to advance health equity and inspire future nurses.

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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.

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Celebrating NP Week 2023: Kai Mbeke

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2023 — As a psychiatric NP and recent Patrick P. Lee Foundation Scholar from Buffalo, Kai Mbeke is part of the solution to mental health workforce shortages.

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Celebrating NP Week 2023: Nick Wodo

Monday, Nov 13, 2023 — Nick Wodo became a pediatric nurse practitioner to make a difference in kids' lives.

Celebrating NP Week 2023: Jenna Gonillo-Davis

Friday, Nov 10, 2023 — Becoming an NP helped UR Nursing alum Jenna Gonillo Davis discover numerous opportunities across patient care, research, and nursing education that she hadn't previously imagined.

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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.

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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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Alumni Profile: Melisande Ploutz Finds Her Niche as National Advocate in Cleft & Craniofacial Care

Friday, Jul 21, 2023 — Ploutz's election to the American Cleft-Craniofacial Association's board of directors marks a decade of leadership and innovation in her specialty area.

Student Spotlight: Natalie Lewis is Making an Impact in Mental Health

Tuesday, Jul 11, 2023 — Natalie Lewis is using her UR Nursing education to improve access to mental health services in Rochester.

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UR Nursing Ranks in Top 25 for Best Graduate Schools

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2023 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing has been ranked No. 22 among U.S. nursing schools for its master’s programs, according to the 2023-24 Best Graduate Schools guide produced by U.S. News and World Report. 

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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.

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