News Articles

April 23, 2024

Transforming healthcare education: The inspiring generosity of Drs. Gaylene and Leonard Altman

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Read more about the Altman family’s transformational philanthropic investment in the University of Washington. 

April 15, 2024

UW School of Nursing ranked #4 in the world

We are excited to share Quacquarelli Symonds has ranked our School of Nursing as #4 in the world.

Faculty and alumni recognized at 2024 WIN conference

We’re excited to announce that several faculty and alumni will be honored at the Western Institute of Nursing annual conference, April 17-20.

April 10, 2024

Navigating the woods: A nurse practitioner’s journey in rural healthcare, where challenges meet rewards

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DNP 2022 graduate Melissa Mitchell shares her rewarding experience as a Premera Rural Health Nursing Initiative fellowship.

April 9, 2024

2024 US World News and Report Rankings Released

The UW School of Nursing has been named a leading educator of nurses among public colleges/universities offering graduate programs by US News & World Report.

March 27, 2024

March News & Awards

Faculty, student, staff and alumni awards and news for March 2024.

March 12, 2024

Meet our outstanding DNP Class of 2024!

On March 12, 2024 – we celebrate our Class of 2024 Doctor of Nursing Practice students!

March 11, 2024

Announcing the 2024 WSNA Hall of Fame Inductees

Three outstanding #HuskyNurse will be inducted into the Washington State Nurses Hall of Fame!

February 29, 2024

February News & Awards

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Faculty, student, staff and alumni awards and news for February 2024.

February 6, 2024

Celebrating Dr. Jennifer Sonney’s Appointment as Permanent Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

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We are delighted to share the exciting news that Dr. Jennifer Sonney (she/her) has been appointed to the position of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

January 30, 2024

January News & Awards

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Faculty, student, staff and alumni awards and news for January 2024.

January 12, 2024

New Washington Health Benefit Exchange chair appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee

Dr. Monica McLemore replaces outgoing chair Ron Sims.

January 11, 2024

2024 Dr. Martin Luther King School of Nursing Community Service Award

Sharon Laing

Congratulations to Dr. Sharon Laing, this year’s recipient.

December 18, 2023

Announcing 2023 Queen Silvia Nursing Award Recipient

CJ Rivera has been named at the QSNA recipient. Her idea is entitled Mobile Dementia Care.

December 15, 2023

SoN-led UW Digital Health Innovation Hub launches to the public

We are proud to announce the launch of the UW Digital Health Innovation Hub, a leading-edge collaboration hub dedicated to
driving innovation and advancement in the field of wellness technology.

December 4, 2023

Two DNP students selected for CDC Fellowship

We’re excited to announce two #HuskyNurse Doctor of Nursing Practice students have been selected for the CDC EIS fellowship.

December 1, 2023

Nursing Dawg Tank 2023

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Nursing Dawg Tank was held on Thursday 11/30 the theme highlighted digital health innovations.

November 27, 2023

November News & Awards

Faculty, student, and staff awards and news for November 2023.

November 9, 2023

Announcing New Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics department chair

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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Brenda Zierler (she/her), PhD, RN, FAAN who brings a wealth of qualifications and experience to this esteemed position.

October 31, 2023

Nurses of Influence 2023

Meet our 2023 Nurses of Influence, five exceptional individuals who have shown dedication, leadership, and commitment to advancing nursing both locally and globally.

October News & Awards

Faculty, student, staff, and alumni awards and news for October 2023.

October 25, 2023

Governor Inslee appoints Husky and health leader, Patty Hayes, as State Board of Health Chair

Hayes brings over 35 years of experience in public health and policy, recently retiring from service in 2021 from Public Health – Seattle & King County.

October 23, 2023

A Collaborative Academic Relationship

The University of Washington School of Nursing (UWSON) and Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNAL) are excited to announce a Memorandum of Understanding.

October 20, 2023

Announcing 2023 Clinical Preceptors of the Year

Read more about this year’s preceptors.

October 12, 2023

Grants help launch nursing careers in research

With RIFP grants, Dr. Fran Lewis conducted studies to generate theory-based, population informed ways to counsel families impacted by early and late-stage cancer.

October 5, 2023

Announcing Endowed Professorships

We’re pleased to announced appointments to two endowed professorships.

Helping WA first responders in the fight against opioid overdose

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Jenna van Draanen, PhD, MPH, conducts research to better understand opioid use from the perspective of both first responders and people who have experienced an overdose.

October 3, 2023

Transition Announcement

 It is with a great deal of celebration and some sadness that we share that Dr. Tatiana Sadak, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, has accepted the position of Deputy Dean and Professor of Yale University School of Nursing!

September 26, 2023

September News & Awards

Faculty, student and staff awards and news for September 2023.

August 30, 2023

August News & Awards

Faculty, student and staff awards and news for August 2023.

August 22, 2023

Generosity of the heart: Remembering obstetrics nurse Lynn Yim-Lin Shih

Lynn Yim-Lin Shih was a obstetrics nurse for over 30 years at UW Medical Center. We are grateful for the Shih family and their commitment to support UWMC obstetric nurses and #HuskyNurses in her honor.

August 14, 2023

Reflections from 2023 UW Nurse Camp

“I came into Nurse Camp and I knew that I liked nursing, but I definitely know this is where I belong.”

July 26, 2023

July News & Awards

Faculty, student and staff awards and news for July 2023.

July 11, 2023

New interim chair to lead the Department of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing

Dr. Pamela Kohler, PhD, MPH, RN, has been selected as interim chair to lead the Department of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing (CFPHN).

July 6, 2023

Our students learn about population health outside of the classroom

Two #HuskyNurse BSN students share the experiences volunteering and giving back to the community.

June 29, 2023

Statement on SCOTUS ruling

“We believe that every student, regardless of their race or background, deserves access to a world-class nursing education.”

June 27, 2023

June News & Awards

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Faculty, student and staff awards and news for June 2023.

June 13, 2023

Dr. Allison Webel named Interim Executive Dean

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Dr. Allison Webel (she/her) as the interim executive dean, effective August 1, 2023. Webel will serve in this leadership position until a new permanent dean is selected.

June 9, 2023

Announcing Endowed Professorships

We’re pleased to announced appointments to three endowed professorships and two re-appointments.

June 8, 2023

Congratulations Class of 2023!

We’re so proud of our Husky Nurse class of 2023 students! Read more about them and this year’s teaching and student honorees.

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