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Each year events and programs for alumni and friends of the College or Nursing are held locally and around the country. Whether it is at an event such as celebrating and recognizing Utah's nurses at our annual Honors for Nursing (pictured above), at our Distinguished Alumni Award program or at regional gatherings around the country—alumni and friends of the College of Nursing are provided with opportunities to build and grow their social and professional networks and to connect with faculty and friends from the College of Nursing.

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Advocate for Patients and Clients
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Oct 26, 2017

Advocate for Patients and Clients

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After several years of caring for older adults, Amy Hartman, BSN '04, noticed the frustration of some of her clients when managing caregiving of patients with dementia. Her company, Solstice Home Health, Hospice and Palliative Care was pivotal in initiating the expansion into Utah of Dementia Dialogues, a training program for professional and family caregivers. ... Read More

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

2016 Distinguished Alumna Continues Legacy of Nursing Excellence

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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

Aug 26, 2015

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

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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

2015 Dare to Care Award
Feb 01, 2015

2015 Dare to Care Award

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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

Jul 25, 2013

Kathi Mooney on What Makes the U Distinctive

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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

Jana Lauderdale Receives 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award
May 01, 2013

Jana Lauderdale Receives 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award

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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

Honors for Nursing

 May 11, 2018

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