Former Patient Graduated from College in 2016
RECOGNITION
Jun 29, 2018

CON Midwife Inspired Future Nurse

The teen mother and child program at the south main clinic provided Hayli Acosta with a safe place where she received help and support from certified nurse midwife Celeste Thomas instead of judgement. This made a big impact and inspired her to become the nurse she is today. ... Read More

HRSA Grant Meant to Improve Workforce Diversity
EDUCATION, RESEARCH
Jun 26, 2018

CON Team Hopes to Recruit and Retain More Representative Nursing Student Body

College of Nursing Associate Professor Rebecca Wilson's $1.5 million grant from the Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA) will develop a health workforce diversity study over the next three years. The project, Partnering for Success of Diverse Students: Investing in the Future of Nursing, will combine a student recruitment and retention program developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) along with holistic admissions practices, adaptive tutoring, culturally-aligned mentoring and tailored financial support for baccalaureate students.... Read More

2018 Insights Magazine
EDUCATION, RESEARCH
Jun 20, 2018

2018 Insights Magazine

Along with a new design and name, the College of Nursing's 2018 magazine features stories about caregivers, student hotspotting teams, a new Half Century Society and Young Alumni Award.... Read More

Going Back to Tried-and-True Nursing Values
RESEARCH, EDUCATION
Jun 15, 2018

New HRSA Grant Will Focus on Primary Care Education for RNs

The University of Utah College of Nursing has received a $2.8 million training grant that could transform the way undergraduate nursing students are prepared to work in healthcare. Over the next four years, Linda Edelman, PhD, MPhil, RN, and a team of College of Nursing faculty will use a Nursing Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) to weave primary care education and skills throughout the college’s BSN programs. ... Read More

Seeds of Remembrance
RECOGNITION
May 13, 2018

I Choose Love: Standing for Stockton

Alyson Deussen and her husband George Deussen will speak at Caring Connections’ Seeds of Remembrance program, “I Choose Love,” May 15 at 7 p.m. at the College of Nursing. Their story was featured along with Dan Reynolds and the band Imagine Dragons in the documentary “Believer” at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.... Read More

Student "Hotspotting"
EDUCATION, RESEARCH
Apr 19, 2018

College of Nursing Is Building Interdisciplinary Teams

Sometimes, the simplest healthcare interventions have less to do with blood draws and clinic visits and more to do with street smarts and practical solutions. Eight interdisciplinary teams of university students were dispatched this year to work with four residents of the Salt Lake County Housing Authority’s Grace Mary Manor and four other at-risk patients and their families, getting out of their healthcare training to really hone in on what their client needed.... Read More

Nitrous Oxide
RESEARCH
Apr 11, 2018

Nitrous Oxide Now An Option For Laboring Moms

In the fall of 2017, University of Utah Labor and Delivery doctors and nurse midwives started offering nitrous oxide to laboring mothers. But labor and delivery nitrous oxide is different from the “laughing gas” dentists use. Laboring mothers administer the gas themselves, inhaling as needed from a mask. ... Read More

Surviving Suicide
EDUCATION
Apr 10, 2018

Finding Hope & Healing

John (Jack) Jordan, PhD, FT, an internationally renowned researcher and clinician in the field of suicide bereavement, speaks about the facts and myths of recovery; how grief after suicide is different; and pathways to healing. He presented March 20, 2018 to members of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Utah Chapter.... Read More

2018 Dare to Care Winner
RECOGNITION
Apr 05, 2018

Wubbels Named 2018 Dare to Care Winner

Alex Wubbels insists she did what any other nurse would have done when she blocked a Salt Lake City Police detective determined to get a blood sample from her patient last summer. Still, she's taken on responsibility--and a leadership role--as a spokesperson for nurse and patient safety. Wubbels will receive the 2018 Dare to Care Award at the Honors for Nursing gala May 11.... Read More

Alzheimer's Poetry Project
EDUCATION
Apr 04, 2018

Alzheimer's Poetry Project

If you've ever considered a career caring for those who are aging, here's your chance to explore an interesting project that combines the arts with gerontology. ... Read More

$1.8M Grant Will Advance Caregiver Research
RESEARCH
Mar 21, 2018

NINR Renews College's Research Training Grant

Distinguished Professor Kathi Mooney’s and Professor Lee Ellington’s Interdisciplinary Training Grant in Cancer, Caregiving, and End-of-Life Care (T32) was renewed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for another five years in March. Ellington and Mooney’s team will receive $1.78 million to focus on training doctoral students while conducting research into caregiver communication and health impacts. ... Read More

Seeds of Remembrance
RECOGNITION
Mar 21, 2018

Seeds of Remembrance: I Choose Love

The 2018 Seeds of Remembrance will feature the parents of Stockton Powers, Alyson and George Deussen, who were featured recently in the widely acclaimed Sundance documentary “Believer” with Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons.... Read More

Spring Newsletter
RESEARCH, EDUCATION
Feb 26, 2018

Spring Newsletter

Get information about upcoming grief groups, read about yoga for grieving and learn about our featured student in the Spring 2018 newsletter.... Read More

Guidance for Working With Baby Boomers and Gen Xers
RESEARCH
Feb 01, 2018

Bridging the Generation Gap

Just as patients have generational differences, so do healthcare providers. Associate Professors Linda Edelman and Barbara Wilson, along with Adjunct Professor Scott Christensen offer some guidance in their latest publication in the Journal of Nursing Management.... Read More

Smart Phone App Keeps Meds on Track
RESEARCH
Jan 30, 2018

App Helps Young Cancer Patients Remember to Take Medication

The 12-week-long study concluded most of young adults were willing to use a commercially available medication reminder app on their smartphones and found it helpful. The researchers believe electronic tools like smartphones may be part of a strategy to help patients in this age group take medication as prescribed, potentially improving cancer survival and quality of life.... Read More

Gerontology Program Recognized for Excellence
RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
Jan 25, 2018

GIP named "Program of Merit"

The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) named the college’s master’s program one of 13 “programs of merit” this month. ... Read More

Nursing Faculty Stand Out With Ethics Education
RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
Jan 18, 2018

Daniels Fund Honors Two Nursing Faculty

This year, two of the college’s educators—Associate Professors Sara Hart and Kathie Supiano--have been recognized by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business.... Read More

How many childhood cancer survivors are vaccinated?
RESEARCH
Jan 11, 2018

Reducing Cancer Risk

Using a $152,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute, Assistant Professors Deanna Kepka and Anne Kirchhoff are studying the rate of HPV vaccination among childhood cancer survivors.... Read More

Wellness Coaching Through Technology
RESEARCH
Jan 10, 2018

Diabetes App Encourages Activity

A research team led by College of Nursing Assistant Professor Nancy Allen has developed an online interactive app to help motivate patients to be more physically active to manage their disease. The results are published in the January 9 issue of the Journal of Medical Internet Research.... Read More

Technology Eases Postpartum Depression for Rural Moms
RESEARCH
Jan 08, 2018

Group Therapy Through Telehealth

The Utah Department of Health has awarded College of Nursing Associate Professor Gwen Latendresse $298,000 for the second phase of her rural telehealth group therapy program for new moms.... Read More

GIP Fall 2017 Newsletter
EDUCATION, RESEARCH
Dec 11, 2017

GIP Fall Newsletter

The Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program has released its latest newsletter. Read about curriculum changes and new opportunities to learn.... Read More

Working toward collaboration, innovation
EDUCATION, RECOGNITION
Nov 20, 2017

AACN New Era Award

The University of Utah College of Nursing has received the American Association of College of Nursing’s (AACN) inaugural “New Era Award,” which recognizes the nursing education institution that has made the most strides integrating into an academic health center (AHC).... Read More

"You'll Learn You Have So Many More Resources Than You Ever Realized"
RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
Nov 17, 2017

Empowered Nursing

Burn unit nurse and College of Nursing Alum Alex Wubbels (Class of 2009) was the keynote speaker at our Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Rho Chapter Induction Nov. 16.... Read More

2017 Grief and the Holidays
EDUCATION, RECOGNITION
Nov 16, 2017

Finding Comfort in Grief

At this year's Grief and the Holidays event, The Piano Guys' Jon Schmidt said he has been surprised by the joy and comfort he has found in the year since his 21-year-old daughter Annie died.... Read More

2017 Alumni Award Winners
EDUCATION, RECOGNITION
Nov 03, 2017

The Power of One

Distinguished Alumni Award Winner Kathleen Kaufman and Young Alumni Award Winner Amy Hartman urged nurses to follow in the footsteps of the leaders who have come before them--start a business, advocate for patients, change healthcare policy.... Read More

Piano Guys' Jon Schmidt at Grief and the Holidays
RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
Nov 03, 2017

"Memories are the Sweetest Gift"

Jon and Michelle Schmidt’s 21-year-old daughter Annie disappeared while hiking in Oregon in the fall of 2016. In the weeks before her body was found at the bottom of a cliff, the Schmidts found comfort in the people who reached out to them. Schmidt, the “piano guy” in the popular quartet, will speak at this year’s Grief and the Holidays event, “Memories are the Sweetest Gift,” on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. at Olympus Junior High School, 2217 East Murray-Holladay Road... Read More

Advocate for Patients and Clients
EDUCATION, RECOGNITION
Oct 26, 2017

Hartman Named First Young Alumni Award Winner

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

Lifelong Advocacy Recognized
EDUCATION, RECOGNITION
Oct 25, 2017

Kaufman Named 2017 Distinguished Alum

After nearly 30 years of teaching and advocating for the profession of nursing, retired Associate Professor Kathleen Kaufman will receive the College of Nursing's 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award.... Read More

2017 Grief and the Holidays: Memories are the Sweetest Gift
EDUCATION
Sep 26, 2017

Grief and the Holidays

The Piano Guys' Jon Schmidt will speak and play at our annual Grief and the Holidays event Nov. 11 at 7 p.m.... Read More

Leadership Recognized
RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Jun 26, 2017

Sward Inducted as AAN Fellow

Dr. Kathy Sward joins well-respected ranks as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Just over 170 will inducted at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. in October. There are just 2,500 of these nurse leaders across the country.... Read More

GIP Summer Newsletter
EDUCATION
Jun 07, 2017

GIP Summer Newsletter

The Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program has released its latest newsletter. Read outgoing Director Kara Dassel's farewell message here.... Read More

The Dumkes: Healthcare Advocacy Goes Beyond Scholarships and Infrastructure
RECOGNITION
May 25, 2017

A Family Legacy

Dr. Ezekiel and Edna Wattis Dumke focused much of their philanthropic giving on the people and institutions who care for patients--mentoring physicians and helping to pay for educational buildings. Fitting, then, that the foundation they started nearly 60 years ago has provided startup funding for the Utah Nursing Consortium—an initiative of the state’s eight publicly funded nursing schools, Brigham Young University and Westminster College. ... Read More

Communication: It's More Than Just Talk
RESEARCH, EDUCATION
May 16, 2017

Putting the Pieces Together

Over years of working in teams with doctors and social workers and physical therapists, nursing researchers have become acutely aware of the places and times when healthcare communication breaks down. They also can identify the best prospects for new technology — social media including Facebook and Twitter, gaming platforms, iPads and smart phones and smart watches — that might be able to bridge those gaps.... Read More

Convocation 2017
EDUCATION
May 09, 2017

Graduation Day Wisdom

With comparisons to Redwood forests and ancestral links to those who came before them, the Class of 2017’s speakers focused on their passion for science, wellness and connections to faculty, friends and family.... Read More

Postpartum Depression Research
RESEARCH
May 04, 2017

Sharing the Burden

Identifying and managing postpartum depression can be difficult — particularly in rural areas where women, and their doctors, are isolated. College of Nursing Associate Professor Gwen Latendresse has designed an intervention for pregnant and postpartum women based on early screening and group therapy. ... Read More

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
RECOGNITION
May 03, 2017

Nurses Stepping Up

Three years ago, the Utah Legislature changed state law to remove the prescribing barriers for new psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioners. Now, the College of Nursing is trying to meet the pent-up demand.... Read More

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

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