Each Person's Grief is Unique
RECOGNITION
Apr 28, 2017

The Grief of Losing a Sibling

Writer Sherry Young mourned the loss of her younger sister Joy decades before she died of cancer in 2013. The mother of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young will speak at this year’s Seeds of Remembrance event, “Honoring Those Who Have Gone Before,” May 2 at 7 p.m. in the Annette Poulson Cumming College of Nursing Building, 10 South 2000 East. ... Read More

Nursing Students Serving Vets
RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
Apr 21, 2017

Training for Therapy

Several College of Nursing students have signed up with Labs for Liberty, a nonprofit organization that trains service dogs for American military veterans to help with post-traumatic stress disorder and the physical disabilities that have resulted from their combat service. ... Read More

Nurse Dedicates Her Career to Abused Children
RECOGNITION
Mar 28, 2017

2017 Dare to Care Award Winner

No one plans to dedicate their life to being the first healthcare provider to see a hurt child. For 2017 Dare to Care Award Winner Jeanlee Carver, her life’s work followed a succession of seemingly routine choices. She never planned on the route her career would take her. ... Read More

Cipriano Named U. Distinguished Alum
RECOGNITION
Mar 14, 2017

University of Utah Founders Day

College of Nursing Ph.D. Graduate Pam Cipriano (Class of '92) is the first nurse to receive the University of Utah's Distinguished Alumni award.... Read More

Group Therapy Intervention
RESEARCH
Feb 15, 2017

Complicated Grief

Using an international research grant from the Alzheimer's Association, Associate Professor Kathie Supiano will study the impact of complicated grief interventions for soon-to-be bereaved caregivers.... Read More

Dare to Care Award Open for Nominations
RECOGNITION
Jan 05, 2017

Dare to Care Award

The deadline to nominate an exceptional nurse for the 2017 Dare to Care Award has been extended to Jan. 20, 2017.... Read More

Optimizing Care for Expectant Moms: New Research Seeks to Determine Optimal Nurse-Patient Ratios in Labor and Delivery
RESEARCH
Dec 15, 2016

Optimizing Care for Expectant Moms

The University of Utah College of Nursing’s Barbara Wilson, PhD, RNC-OB is working to understand how these ratios impact care in labor and delivery units. ... Read More

2016 Distinguished Alumna Continues Legacy of Nursing Excellence
RECOGNITION
Oct 07, 2016

2016 Distinguished Alumna Continues Legacy of Nursing Excellence

An interest in care and health in different cultures has led Nancy Godfrey, RN, PhD, to a remarkable 35-year career in international health. After caring for refugees in Sudan and Thailand, she obtained an MS in Community Health in Developing Countries and a PhD in Social Policy from the London School of Economics. She has worked in more than 20 countries addressing health and social sector issues. She joined USAID in 2001, and currently serves as a program director in Iraq.... Read More

1980s Alumni Reunion
RECOGNITION
Aug 22, 2016

1980s Alumni Reunion

The University of Utah College of Nursing Alumni Association invites alumni from the 1980s classes to a reunion on Thursday, November 3, 2016.... Read More

First-Ever PCORI Award for College of Nursing
RECOGNITION
Jul 18, 2016

First-Ever PCORI Award for College of Nursing

A team of investigators co-led by Dr. Nancy Allen, PhD, ANP-BC, assistant professor at the University of Utah College of Nursing, has brought together leaders from Salt Lake’s Hispanic community along with Hispanic diabetes patients to form a Community Advisory Board (CAB). ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Mar 24, 2016

How Do I Work With Diversity?

I’m a nurse, and like a lot of nurses I am white and female. Growing up in Tucson, Arizona, I knew that my nursing care was limited by my lack of Spanish-language ability. Aside from language skills, I also needed to understand of health beliefs and practices among the cultural groups I cared for.... Read More

Giving the gift of memories
RECOGNITION
Mar 02, 2016

Nursing graduate students organize Music & Memory iPod drive

Two University of Utah College of Nursing graduate students have organized an iPod drive for the month of March to benefit the Utah Music & Memory Coalition. U. students can give the gift of memories to aging Utahns with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias simply by dropping off gently used iPods or new iTunes cards in several donation boxes placed strategically around campus.... Read More

Jill Stevens Shepherd Honors for Nursing award winner
RECOGNITION
Feb 05, 2016

Jill Stevens Shepherd Honors for Nursing award winner

Jill Shepherd served in the US Military as a Combat Medic in the Utah National Guard, while earning her degree in Nursing at Southern Utah University. She has done outstanding work and was honored with receiving the Honors for Nursing Award.... Read More

2016 Dare to Care Award
RECOGNITION
Feb 01, 2016

2016 Dare to Care Award - Ann Hutton, PhD, APRN

College of Nursing Assistant Professor Ann Hutton’s experience with a suicidal young father more than 50 years ago set her on a path of caring for the mentally ill and teaching other nurses how to do the same.... Read More

College of Nursing ranks 2nd for NIH funding
RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Jan 25, 2016

College of Nursing ranks 2nd for NIH funding

From HPV vaccination rates to the causes of pediatric asthma, University of Utah nurse scientists are delving into areas of research that will change health care. That work earned the college a No. 2 ranking for 2015 NIH funding.... Read More

Breaking down vaccine resistance
RESEARCH
Jan 21, 2016

Exploring resistance to HPV vaccination

The campaign to vaccinate girls and boys against cancer-causing HPV has faced resistance from the start. College of Nursing professor Deanna Kepka is digging into immunization records to find out which kids are getting the three-dose shots.... Read More

Informing parents using technology
RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Oct 30, 2015

Informing parents using technology

A deadline looms over scientific researchers around the country: Next year, everything from bloodspots to biopsy tissue will be considered a "human specimen" requiring patient consent before it can be used in research. Dr. Erin Rothwell thinks she might have a solution.... Read More

Distinguished Alum’s time in Utah shaped her
RECOGNITION
Sep 30, 2015

Distinguished Alum’s time in Utah shaped her

Looking back on 30 years as a nurse and teacher, 2015 College of Nursing Distinguished Alumna Jan Thompson says her years in Utah shaped the rest of her career. Her self-directed doctoral study coincided with an influx of Hmong refugees into the Salt Lake Valley--a nexus that spurred Thompson to specialize in transcultural nursing.... Read More

RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Sep 30, 2015

Crowdsourcing complex triggers of pediatric asthma

College of Nursing biomedical informatics professor Kathy Sward, along with a team of researchers from three other University departments, has received a $5.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to create an Internet-based infrastructure for tracking pediatric asthma. Sward plans to put personal environmental sensors into the hands of about a dozen kids and their parents. Think of it as “crowdsourcing.”... Read More

RECOGNITION
Aug 26, 2015

Janice L. Thompson, RN, PhD ‘83 to Receive 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award

The career of Janice L. Thompson, RN, PhD, is marked by community engaged action research and teaching in graduate and undergraduate nursing programs. After 22 years at the University of Southern Maine, Dr. Thompson was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Nursing at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Canada. She now maintains teaching responsibilities at UNB in courses related to research, theory, ethics, leadership, and advanced practice.... Read More

On the Shoulders of Giants
EDUCATION
Jul 22, 2015

On the Shoulders of Giants

College of Nursing’s community health rotation program with a gerontology focus has teamed up with Neighborhood House for a rotation experience that changes lives.... Read More

A Thriving Culture of Research
RESEARCH, RECOGNITION
Jul 22, 2015

A Thriving Culture of Research

The College of Nursing has a culture of engaged investigation and is a nursing research leader, ranking #16 in National Institutes of Health (NIH) due, in part, to our prestigious P01 and T32 funding awards.... Read More

2015 Dare to Care Award
RECOGNITION
Feb 01, 2015

2015 Dare to Care Award

This year's Dare to Care Awardee: Rhonda Miller-Ernest. When Ronda was 12 years of age her mother died from a preventable death. Even though death is imminent at some time in all of our lives, losing a loved one at such a young age left an impression that motivated her to want to help prevent such tragedies when possible. It was this life event that propelled her into choosing Nursing as a career.... Read More

The Quiet Heroines: Nurses in Wartime with Diane Carlson Evans
EDUCATION
Jan 20, 2015

The Quiet Heroines: Nurses in Wartime with Diane Carlson Evans

Keynote Speaker: Diane Carlson Evans, a former Army combat nurse and Vietnam veteran, founded the Vietnam Women's Memorial to pay tribute to and to memorialize the more than 265,000 women who served during the Vietnam War. She recently came and shared her experience as a nurse in Vietnam and her efforts in establishing the memorial. ... Read More

Fixing the miscommunication
RECOGNITION
Jan 14, 2015

Fixing the miscommunication

Communication between poison control centers and emergency departments is still old school: Doctors and nurses scribble notes down on scraps of paper and try to translate what the poison control specialist said. Dr. Mollie Cummins aims to end the game of telephone.... Read More

RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
Dec 05, 2014

College of Nursing Assistant Professor Develops Strategy to Better Prepare, Debrief Students

According to the AACN, faculty shortages at nursing schools across the country are limiting student capacity at a time when the need for nurses continues to grow. In order to achieve program success, effective interactive teaching strategies to efficiently move students from knowledge based learners to high level thinkers is vital. Thankfully, there are nurse educators who are making an impact on student and program outcomes; finding innovative solutions to the issue of faculty shortages within an institution.... Read More

Nursing on the Battlefield
EDUCATION
Nov 10, 2014

Nursing on the Battlefield

Listen to two riveting interviews by the Scope, University of Utah Health Sciences Radio about nurses in the battlefield. On October 30, 2014, we welcomed Diane Carlson Evans, a former Army combat nurse and Vietnam veteran, for an event, "The Quiet Heroines: Nurses in Wartime." Diane shared her experience as a nurse in Vietnam and her efforts in establishing the Vietnam Women's Memorial. The Scope Radio conducted two interviews with her following this event.... Read More

RESEARCH
Oct 22, 2014

Symptom Monitoring and Coaching System Helps Patients and Caregivers During Hospice Treatment

In a study conducted by Bob Wong, Kathi Mooney, and Pat Berry an automated, telephone-based symptom monitoring system used computer-based technology to have conversations with family caregivers about the patient's symptoms as well as the caregivers' own well-being. It is the first to monitor family caregiver well-being or coach families on how to improve care to a family member.... Read More

EDUCATION
Jul 02, 2014

Jane Dyer Leads Study to Increase Healthy Babies for Refugees

Assistant professor Jane Dyer, a specialist in nurse-midwifery and health disparities of immigrant and refugee women, and newly-selected Belle S. Spafford Endowed Chair, is lead researcher in a three-year pilot study to increase healthy pregnancies and care among African refugees.... Read More

Alumni Empower Students to Develop Nursing Voice
EDUCATION
Jun 03, 2014

Alumni Empower Students to Develop Nursing Voice

Washington, DC alums Ansilene Ozberkmen and Eileen Engh provide day-long intensive program for nursing students prior to their Hinckley Institute Capital Encounter program. The DC Experience teaches nursing students how their voice matters and how they can affect change.... Read More

New Ways for Adolescents with Cancer to Explore Symptoms
EDUCATION
Jun 02, 2014

New Ways for Adolescents with Cancer to Explore Symptoms

Assistant Professor Lauri Linder, PhD, APRN, COPN, clinical nurse specialist for Cancer Transplant Center at Primary Children's Hospital, and lead investigator helps empower symptom management for kids with cancer through the use of technology.... Read More

Utah's First Care Management Program is Data-Driven, Care-Centric
EDUCATION
Apr 24, 2014

Utah's First Care Management Program

The College of Nursing's Care Management Program is designed to prepare individuals to understand care management from many perspectives - individual, family, community, and society.... Read More

2014 Dare to Care Award
RECOGNITION
Feb 01, 2014

2014 Dare to Care Award

2014 Dare to Care Award recipient: Dianne Fuller, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, who established the Salt Lake Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SL SANE), a non-profit organization of nurses providing care and forensic evidence to victims of sexual violence. ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Jan 01, 2014

Faculty News

Recognizing current publications, presentations, grants, awards and recognitions for the faculty of the College of Nursing.... Read More

MUSE Projects Empower Future Nurses
EDUCATION
Nov 18, 2013

MUSE Projects Empower Future Nurses to Use the Power of What They Know

In order for nursing students to fully harness what they learn in our classrooms, they must explore beyond the walls of the college and put knowledge into practice. As director of the My University Signature Experience (MUSE) Project, Assistant Professor Linda Edelman, PhD, MPhil, RN, is helping nursing students to do just that by engaging in MUSE programs such as community engaged learning, undergraduate research, global health and health policy.... Read More

Caring Connections: Grief & the Holidays
EDUCATION
Nov 13, 2013

Caring Connections: Grief & the Holidays

Award-winning journalist Peggy Fletcher Stack offered grievers tips for managing the holiday season at the Caring Connections - Grief and the Holidays event held Monday, November 18 at the College of Nursing.... Read More

Women Interested in Nursing (WIN) Fall 2013 Seminar
EDUCATION
Oct 22, 2013

Women Interested in Nursing (WIN) Fall 2013 Seminar

On October 22, 2013 the University of Utah College of Nursing invited members of Women Interested in Nursing (WIN), a community of women who are interested and supportive of the work at the College of Nursing, to hear from psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner ElLois Bailey, MSN and PMHNP-BC, as she shared important evidence about how stress, nutritional patterns, and inflammation affect your mood. ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Oct 21, 2013

Utah Aging Alliance Recognizes Professor Michael Caserta with Pioneer Award

On Friday, October 11, University of Utah College of Nursing Professor Michael Caserta, PhD, inaugural holder of the Robert L. and Joyce T. Rice Presidential Endowed Chair in Healthy Aging, saw his efforts to help establish the Utah Aging Alliance come full circle when he was presented with the organization's Pioneer Award. The award recognizes significant contributions to advance the field of aging in Utah.... Read More

2013 Larkin Charity Golf Tournament
RECOGNITION
Aug 29, 2013

2013 Larkin Charity Golf Tournament

2013 Larkin Charity Golf Tournament raises $8,000 to benefit the University of Utah College of Nursing's Caring Connections: A Hope and Comfort in Grief Program.... Read More

EDUCATION
Jul 25, 2013

Distinguished Professor Kathi Mooney on What Makes the U Distinctive

In 2013, Professor Kathi Mooney, PhD became the first member of the College of Nursing faculty to be selected for the honor of Distinguished Professor at the University of Utah. For the college, the recognition celebrates the contributions of a professor who, in the words of Dean Maureen R. Keefe, RN, PhD, FAAN, "Exemplifies the full spectrum of academic excellence."... Read More

Dean's Message: Welcoming the New Dean
EDUCATION
Jul 01, 2013

Dean's Message: Welcoming the New Dean

With this summer edition of excellence, I bid you a fond farewell and ask you to join me in extending a warm welcome to your new dean, Dr. Patricia Morton. While Dr. Morton officially begins in her new role August 1, she has spent the summer seamlessly integrating into the College of Nursing, community and into a strong leadership position as your dean.... Read More

Seeds of Remembrance
RECOGNITION
Jun 25, 2013

Seeds of Remembrance

The May 2013 Seeds of Remembrance event, "Seeds of Remembrance: Forget-Me-Not" featured speaker, David L. Buhler, Commissioner of Higher Education, State of Utah; accomplished pianist, Louise Degn and renowned poet, Emma Lou Thayne.... Read More

CON Alumni Association Hosts 19th Annual Honors for Nursing
RECOGNITION
May 07, 2013

CON Alumni Association Hosts 19th Annual Honors for Nursing

On Tuesday, May 7, 2013 the College of Nursing Alumni Association hosted the 19th Annual Honors for Nursing. This annual celebratory event, held during National Nurses Week, provides an opportunity to recognize and support Utah's nursing professionals and those who provide support to nursing. ... Read More

Jana Lauderdale Receives 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award
RECOGNITION
May 01, 2013

Jana Lauderdale Receives 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award

A member of the Comanche Nation and the third of four generations of women in her family to become a nurse, Jana Lauderdale (PhD 1992), selected the doctoral program at the University of Utah College of Nursing for the opportunity it presented to learn the humanistic art and science of transcultural nursing under the mentorship of the theory's founder, Madeleine Leininger, as well as esteemed faculty in the field.... Read More

Engaging Students Through My University Signature Experience (MUSE) Project
RECOGNITION
Apr 01, 2013

Engaging Students Through My University Signature Experience (MUSE) Project

When Mandi Vlam left her job as a financial planner in order to become a full-time caretaker for her mother who was suffering from multiple sclerosis, the University of Utah alumna, with undergraduate degrees in Humanities and Social and Behavioral Science, knew the decision would have both personal and professional implications. ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Jan 01, 2012

2012 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Jill Fuller, PhD, thanks to her strategic and innovative leadership focused on improving quality and empowering front line staff members, has dramatically improved the level of morale among nurses.... Read More