GIP Fall 2017 Newsletter
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
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"
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
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
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
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
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
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

Leadership Recognized
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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