CON Faculty Accomplishments
RECOGNITION, RESEARCH, EDUCATION
Aug 19, 2019

College Kudos

Informatics Specialty Director Catherine Staes has been invited to serve on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN’s ) Health Policy Advisory Council (HPAC); Associate Professor Ana Sanchez-Birkhead completed the six-month certification training to become an integrative nurse coach; and Scholarshhips and Student Funding Associate Director Sumiko Martinez' publication.... Read More

CON Faculty Accomplishments
EDUCATION, RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Aug 12, 2019

College Kudos

Professor Kathy Sward is selected a University of Utah Presidential Scholar; Informatics Director Catherine Staes will speak at the World Health Organization's small group meeting in Copenhagen; and testimonials from grateful patients for Michelle Litchman and Claudia Gerard.... Read More

CON Faculty Accomplishments
EDUCATION, RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Aug 05, 2019

College Kudos

Professors Deanna Kepka and Ana Sanchez-Birkhead receive tenure and are promoted to associate professor; Professor Marla De Jong received a subcontract from the TriService Nursing Research Program via Geneva Foundation; and five undergraduate students presented at the Summer Semester Undergraduate Research Symposium under the mentorship of professors Laura Linder and Sara Simonsen... Read More

CON Faculty Accomplishments
RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
Jul 22, 2019

College Kudos

Faculty promotions, publications, and Staff Excellence Award finalist Patrick Murphy.... Read More

CON Faculty Accomplishments
EDUCATION, RECOGNITION
Jul 15, 2019

College Kudos

Our students and faculty provided critical screenings and preventive care at the Junior League of Salt Lake City's free CARE Fair over the weekend; Professor Sara Simonsen's work in family planning; Simulation Director Maddie Lassche's NEA-BC certification; and our RN-to-BS program ranks 10th in the nation for online nursing education programs.... Read More

CON Faculty Accomplishments
RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
Jul 08, 2019

College Kudos

Associate Dean for Research and the PhD Program Mollie Cummins is named one of six new Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chairs; and Lisa Taylor-Swanson receives the Society for Acupuncture Research's Outstanding Researcher Award.... Read More

CON Faculty Accomplishments
EDUCATION, RECOGNITION
Jul 01, 2019

College Kudos

Professor Deanna Kepka receives the YWCA of Utah's Outstanding Achievement Award for Women in Medicine & Health and in the news; research grant awards; publications and presentations.... Read More

Nursing Care Inspires Legacy Giving
RECOGNITION
Jun 26, 2019

Dave and Sarah Wolach Establish Planned Gift

After Dave and Sarah Wolach successfully fought off cancer nine years ago, they searched for a way to support future nurses. Dave volunteered for the College of Nursing's Development Board, and together, the Wolachs have established a planned gift.... Read More

CON Faculty Accomplishments
RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
Jun 24, 2019

College Kudos

Associate Dean Mollie Cummins has been appointed as one of six Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chairs for the University of Utah; the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) provided a 4-year, $2.8 million grant for the Advanced Nursing Education Workforce; and new STTI chapter officers.... Read More

CON Faculty Accomplishments
EDUCATION, RECOGNITION
Jun 17, 2019

College Kudos

Professor Linda Edelman received a 5-year, $3.75 million extension of her GWEP grant; publications on childhood cancer pain and HPV vaccination; and presentations on nursing workforce and staffing issues. ... Read More

CON Faculty Accomplishments
RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
Jun 10, 2019

College Kudos

Publications of diabetes and oncology research; Professor Michelle Litchman's invitation to the American Diabetes Association Therapeutic Inertia Work Group; and PhD Program Director Kristin Cloyes' HRSA funding grant for master's, DNP and PhD students.... Read More

Holistic Admissions Process 101
EDUCATION
Jun 09, 2019

New Admissions Process Considers the "Whole" Applicant

With the incoming Class of 2020, the College of Nursing shifted to a new Holistic Admissions process designed to consider the "whole" student--their life experiences, values and service--while eliminating opportunities for unconscious and overt bias. Admission is less about GPA and test scores. With our upcoming application deadline Sept. 1, here's a primer for potential students.... Read More

CON Faculty Accomplishments
RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
Jun 03, 2019

College Kudos

The college's nurse-midwifery faculty and students represented at the 64th ACNM annual meeting in Washington, D.C.; special thanks to research staff; and a new Utah Chapter of Men Nursing.... Read More

CON Faculty Accomplishments
EDUCATION, RECOGNITION
May 28, 2019

College Kudos

Professor Andrea Wallace will be inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) in October; Professor Linda Edelman has been selected to receive the 2019 Amy J. Berman Geriatric Nursing Leadership Award from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing; and new faculty member Jenny Alderden receives STTI's 2019 Research Dissertation Award. ... Read More

2019 Insights Magazine
EDUCATION, RESEARCH, RECOGNITION
May 21, 2019

2019 Insights Magazine

This year's annual magazine previews the College's 75th Anniversary, explains our holistic admissions process, highlights our midwifery and women's health care for under-served populations, and notes the latest research.... Read More

CON Faculty Accomplishments
RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
May 20, 2019

College Kudos

Several faculty members will mentor Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (or UROP) students next year; Lisa Taylor Swanson has received a Taft-Nicholson Summer Fellowship; and Deanna Kepka received a $50,000 supplemental grant from the National Cancer Institute for her work in rural cancer prevention. ... Read More

CON Faculty Accomplishments
RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
May 13, 2019

College Kudos

The 25th Honors for Nursing was last Thursday, May 9, and raised thousands of dollars in scholarship funds, Informatics Program Director Catherine Staes and PhD candidate Vicky Tiase were inducted into the American Medical Informatics Association's fellows, and Teresa Garrett received the Utah Public Health Association's Beatty Award.... Read More

Dean Barbara Wilson Shares Her Thoughts
EDUCATION
May 09, 2019

Advanced Education Matters for Nurses

Dean Barbara Wilson explains why baccalaureate nursing standards matter as we approach the Institute of Medicine's 2020 deadline. Wilson wrote for Senior Vice President for Health Sciences Michael Good's Notes blog.... Read More

CON Faculty Accomplishments
EDUCATION, RECOGNITION
May 07, 2019

College Kudos

The College of Nursing celebrated more than 300 graduates this month--including doctoral degrees for Sharifa Al-Qaaydeh (PhD), Madeline Lassche (DNP), and Carolyn Scheese (DNP)--faculty and staff awards, publications and more.... Read More

Associate Dean Leissa Roberts Shares Her Perspective at U of U Health Panel
EDUCATION
May 02, 2019

What Does Value Mean to Nurse Midwives?

Associate Dean for Faculty Practice Leissa Roberts participated in a panel discussion about the latest polling from University of Utah Health about patient perceptions of value on March 21. Read more about it here.... Read More

CON Faculty Accomplishments
RECOGNITION
Apr 29, 2019

College Kudos

Professors Sheila Deyette and Gillian Tufts' new specialty track roles; Brenda Luther and Kathie Supiano were both invited guest lecturers at this year’s annual Utah Aging Alliance Conference April 18; and newly elected executive council members. ... Read More

Caring Connections
RECOGNITION
Apr 26, 2019

Seeds of Remembrance: Using Writing to Process Grief

Author Michelle Schmidt talks about her journey through grief in the process of writing her book, Carried: How One Mother's Trust in God Helped Her Through the Unthinkable, at the 2019 Seeds of Remembrance event a May 1 at 7 p.m.... Read More

CON Faculty Accomplishments
RECOGNITION
Apr 22, 2019

College Kudos

Professor Nanci McLeskey's efforts result in the college being named into the 2019 ELNEC (End of Life Nursing Education Consortium) Hall of Fame; Professors Brenda Luther and Susanna Cohen are inducted into the Academy of Health Science Educators; Professor Deanna Kepka receives two pilot awards from Huntsman Cancer Institute; and 100 percent pass rates for our Psych/Mental Health and Adult/Gerontology Acute Care nurse practitioner students.... Read More

CON Faculty Accomplishments
RECOGNITION
Apr 15, 2019

College Kudos

College of Nursing faculty and students presented at the Western Institute of Nursing's 52nd Annual Communicating Nursing Research conference in San Diego this past week/end. Highlights include: Professor Kathy Sward's keynote address and Professor Lauren Clark's leadership award. And, Professor Jan Morse will receive an Honorary Doctorate from Laval University in Quebec.... Read More

CON Faculty Accomplishments
RECOGNITION
Apr 08, 2019

College Kudos

Simulation Learning Center Staff Deb Boulter and Patrick Murphy passed their certifications; Professors Gwen Latendresse and Linda Edelman were honored at the “Celebrate U: A showcase of extraordinary faculty achievements” for their ongoing research and scientific contribution to the discovery of new knowledge; and Sue Chase-Cantarini and Susan Hall were selected to present their work with the Interprofessional Education Model for Telehealth in an Academic Setting, representing the Northwest Telehealth Region. ... Read More

CON Faculty Accomplishments
RECOGNITION
Apr 01, 2019

College Kudos

Nine faculty practice providers are among the top 10 percent nationwide for patient satisfaction; Student Services Applications Manager Eric Kenney works with Salesforce; and Assistant Professor Jessica Ellis successfully defended her dissertation at Georgia State University.... Read More

CON Faculty Accomplishments
RECOGNITION
Mar 25, 2019

College Kudos

Clinical staff are recognized: Gillian Tufts receives the 2019 American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence from Utah; Jennifer Clifton receives the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (AACN) 2019 Certified Nurse Award in the Family Nurse Practitioner category; and Denise Ward receives the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (AACN) 2019 Certified Nurse Award in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner category. And Associate Professor Linda Edelman spoke last week at the Healthier Rural West Summit on March 19-21 in Salt Lake City. ... Read More

CON Faculty Accomplishments
RECOGNITION
Mar 18, 2019

College Kudos

Professor Brenda Luther's successful completion of the UOnline application for the Care Management Track; U.S. News & World Report rankings; and Learning Spaces funding.... Read More

Nursing Grad to Receive Honorary Doctorate
RECOGNITION
Mar 12, 2019

May Farr, Class of '52, Recognized for a Lifetime of Dedication to Those With Mental Disorders

May Farr, a graduate of the College of Nursing in 1952, will receive an honorary doctorate at Commencement May 2. Along with her husband Jim, Farr launched two successful medical device companies and changed healthcare. But privately, as her son struggled with catatonic schizophrenia, she worked tirelessly behind the scenes to advocate for mental health services and support systems. Read her story here.... Read More

CON Faculty Accomplishments
RECOGNITION
Mar 11, 2019

College Kudos

Professor Jenneth Doria's selection as the 2019 Dare to Care Award winner for her humanitarian work (along with her husband) in the Philippines; three fellows in the U of U Academy of Health Science Educators; student Kristen Stucki's selection as the CON's 2019 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher; and student Camrey Johnson's selection as the Honors College's Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award recipient.... Read More

CON Faculty Accomplishments
RECOGNITION
Mar 04, 2019

College Kudos

PhD candidate Echo Warner was one of five women from Health Sciences nominated as a finalist for the 2019 Elizabeth Fuhriman Gardner Prize for the Outstanding Woman Student in Health Sciences; Professor Michelle Litchman is one of the University of Utah women scientists that was featured by the Marriott library; and Professor Brenda Luther was just named as a Fellow of the University of Utah Academy of Health Science Educators. ... Read More

CON Faculty Accomplishments
RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Feb 25, 2019

College Kudos

Professor Sara Hart selected as the 2019-2020 Public Service Professor for the University of Utah; Professor Lauren Clark elected to the Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Board of Governors; and multiple publications, including Professor Erin Rothwell's research into using game-based technology to educate parents about informed consent for newborn screening.... Read More

CON Faculty Accomplishments
RECOGNITION
Feb 18, 2019

College Kudos

Professors Jackie Eaton and the Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program developed the first dual MPAS/MS program in the country; Gwen Latendresse testifies before state lawmakers about mental health needs among new mothers; and the Simulation Learning Center team develops a 3-day Simulation Operations Specialist (SOS) Fundamentals course.... Read More

CON Faculty Accomplishments
RECOGNITION
Feb 11, 2019

College Kudos

Professors Michelle Litchman and Linda Edelman published an article about the effect of diabetes online community engagement, Donnie Benson and Debbie Boulter received staff service awards and more...... Read More

CON Faculty Accomplishments
RECOGNITION
Feb 04, 2019

College Kudos

The College hosted a workshop about care coordination and nursing curriculum related to Professor Linda Edelman's nursing education grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA); Professor Katarina Felsted's abstract was selected for the American Geriatrics Society's annual scientific meeting; and more...... Read More

CON Faculty Accomplishments
RECOGNITION
Jan 28, 2019

College Kudos

The BirthCare HealthCare faculty practice is on track to catch 650 babies this year; new fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) Susanna Cohen and her research associate Jami Baayd attended the International Meeting for Simulation; and Instructor Jenneth Doria received a stipend for her humanitarian trips to the Philippines.... Read More

CON Faculty Accomplishments
RECOGNITION
Jan 21, 2019

College Kudos

Professor Lauren Clark was selected as a recipient of the Western Institute of Nursing's (WIN) leadership award; Dean Barbara Wilson, Professor Linda Edelman and PhD candidate Scott Christensen's workforce study was featured in a news article; and Professors Kristin Cloyes and Gwen Latendresse presented their findings on a dual DNP-PhD degree.... Read More

CON Faculty Accomplishments
RECOGNITION
Jan 14, 2019

College Kudos

Professor Lee Ellington was recognized by the American Cancer Society (ACS) for her national service, multiple publications from Director of Applied Statistics Xiaming Sheng and Professor Sara Simonsen's partnership with HealthSlate...... Read More

CON Faculty Accomplishments
RECOGNITION
Jan 07, 2019

College Kudos

Professor Gwen Latendresse received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for her postpartum group therapy study, publications and more...... Read More