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

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