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April 18, 2018

Josephine Ensign selected to receive a 2018-19 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant

“With this Fulbright award and fellowship experience, it will provide me with a cultural immersion, and have a profound and positive effect on my teaching and scholarship when I return to UW,” Ensign said.

New undergraduate curriculum

students in classroom

Starting in Autumn 2019, undergraduate students at the UW School of Nursing Seattle campus will have a new curriculum that adds additional opportunities for ambulatory care, population health content and clinical experiences and research.

April 17, 2018

Meet our students: Venita Schandorf

“I can see that I’m getting a stellar education and feel confident that I’ll be prepared as a doctorally prepared FNP,” Schandorf said.

April 12, 2018

DNP-Population Health student embarks on fellowship in Ethiopia

Rebekah Maldonado-Nofziger

As a second year DNP-Population Health Nursing student, Rebekah Maldonado-Nofziger is preparing to combat systems of injustice alongside partnerships within the community.

How politics, economics intersect with global health interventions

Mistreated book cover

In her new book, UW Assistant Professor Dr. Nora Kenworthy examines how politics and economics intersect with global health interventions and the resulting consequences.

Promoting health through cross-cultural exchanges

Students participation in the Keio cultural exchange program

UW Nursing students are learning to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being thanks to cross-cultural immersive experiences in international healthcare settings. Students Ann Nguyen and Brennan Jones traveled recently to Tokyo to study the roles of nurses in Japan for one week.

April 9, 2018

Huskynurses in the Husky 100

Three Huskynurses were selected as 2018 Husky 100.

April 4, 2018

Meet our students: Kelsey Hirsch

“Everything I love about health – the family-centered care, holistic focus and importance of education, and the universal art of caring – is in nursing,” Hirsch said.

April 2, 2018

News and Awards, March 2018

Faculty and student awards and accolades at the School of Nursing.

March 29, 2018

American Association of Colleges of Nursing Student Policy Summit in Washington D.C.

Jax Hermer, one of our Doctor of Nursing Practice students gave us her account on attending the conference.

March 27, 2018

Meet our students: Rafael Achacoso

“The School of Nursing does an exemplary job teaching students about health equity, social/cultural issues in nursing and addressing these issues. I feel empowered with the knowledge that many of my professors imparted.” Achacoso said.

March 26, 2018

UW School of Nursing researchers receive grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Funding will advance work by the Public Health Activities and Services Tracking (PHAST) team.

March 23, 2018

Mobile app could help TB patients manage their condition more effectively

New effective treatment supervision strategies are needed particularly in low-resource high TB burden settings and a potential solution is in the hands of nearly every patient – a mobile phone.

March 19, 2018

UW ranked No. 1 public nursing school for DNP and Master’s

The University of Washington School of Nursing was ranked the No. 1 public nursing school with a Doctor of Nursing Practice, master’s and Family Nurse Practitioner specialty by U.S. New & World Report.

March 16, 2018

Nursing researcher studies causes for sleep disturbances

Dr. Eeeseung Byun, a UW professor of nursing, recently received funding from the National Institute of Nursing Research to better understand the underlying causes of sleep disturbances, fatigue and impaired cognition in patients who have experienced a subarachnoid hemorrhage.

March 15, 2018

Meet our students: Mallory Peterson

“What excites me most about being a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner is empowering children and families through health promotion. I hope to improve my patient’s health by equipping them with the tools to make healthful changes in their lives,” Peterson said.

March 14, 2018

Nursing faculty receive UW Population Health pilot research grants

Bronze W

Two UW School of Nursing faculty have received pilot research grants to explore the human-animal bond for health, and the social and economic inequities in vulnerable populations.

New faculty position to develop innovative solutions to population health challenges

Students in Red Square

The UW Schools of Nursing and Public Health have been awarded funding for a new joint faculty position that will focus on developing innovative solutions to the three population health grand challenges outlined by the UW Population Health Initiative. 

March 8, 2018

Meet our students: Inthira Roopsawang

“No one stays with the patient and their family firmly through every stage of life from the first day of birth to the last day of life, but NURSES have that opportunity,” Roopsawang said.

March 2, 2018

News and Awards, February 2018

Awards, accolades and news mentions from faculty, staff and students at the School of Nursing.

February 26, 2018

Sigma Theta Tau will induct two faculty members into 2018 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

Dr. Ardith Doorenbos and Dr. Hilaire J. Thompson were selected as honorees of the 2018 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

February 23, 2018

Meet our students: Nathan Dreesmann

“I want to further our understanding of pain and coping in older populations using technology interventions such as virtual reality, nursing provides a unique ecological perspective that can add to this knowledge base,” Dreesmann said.

February 22, 2018

DNP track curriculum enhancements focus on local, global population health

The UW School of Nursing’s Community Health Nursing track within the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program has been renamed to Population Health Nursing. The change goes into effect for the 2018-2019 academic year.

February 16, 2018

Global Innovation Fund awarded to disaster response and preparedness project

The project, Global Health Partnerships in Disaster Preparedness and Response, will develop a collaborative, innovative and sustainable study abroad program and common research agenda with health science schools at UW and three other institutions.

February 15, 2018

Meet our students: Liesl Henthorn

“I was a phlebotomist for many years and wanted to be more involved with my patients. I wanted to understand their disease process, to be able to offer comfort and relevant information, and to have a hand in making them well again or cope with their disease process,” Henthorn said.

February 14, 2018

News and awards, January 2018

Silhouette of hand making the W shape.

Awards, accolades and news mentions from faculty, staff and students at the School of Nursing

February 13, 2018

Student experience inspires Nurses for Survivors club

BSN student Lauren Jensen started Nurses for Survivors club to educate nursing students on how to advocate for survivors of physical and domestic violence and sex trafficking.

February 9, 2018

New dashboard from UW School of Nursing team centralizes toddler immunization data

The Public Health Activities and Services Tracking (PHAST) team from the UW School of Nursing has released a brand-new data visualization dashboard that makes it easier to compare toddler immunization completeness percentages.

January 26, 2018

Meet our Students: Truc Hang

“I chose nursing quite simply, to help others. Healthcare is a field that I personally feel comfortable in. I love the environment and the people,” Hang said.

UW, Public Health—Seattle & King County collaborate on Academic Health Department

George Washington Statue

The Academic Health Department builds important bridges between academia and the public sector for the good of the community.

January 24, 2018

Meet our students: Chelsea Miller

“I chose nursing because it is intellectually challenging; allowing me to continually advance my knowledge in nursing care through specialties and advanced degrees,” Miller said.

UW Nursing students advocate for population health in Washington

2018 Nurse Legislative Day participants

UW students championed nursing education, research and practice in the State of Washington as part of Nurse Legislative Day in Olympia on Jan. 22, 2018.

January 18, 2018

Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization receives MLK Service Award

The UW School of Nursing is proud to announce that the Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization has received the annual UW Health Sciences Martin Luther King Jr. Service Award.

January 11, 2018

Postmenopausal women who lose weight may have reduced breast cancer risk

Studies show that women who are overweight or obese can reduce their breast cancer risk through weight loss.

December 22, 2017

Meet our students: Fiona Lazare

“I have been exposed to all different facets of nursing. Coming in to this program, I had no idea what wide variety of opportunities were available for professional nurses. The possibilities seem limitless,” Lazare said.

News and awards, December 2017

Awards, accolades and news mentions from faculty, staff and students at the School of Nursing

Meet our students: Jax Hermer

“I trust that I will leave here with the connections, tools, and knowledge necessary to be a transformational nurse leader,” Hermer said.

December 7, 2017

UW School of Nursing appoints honorary Assistant Deans of Clinical Practice

New honorary assistant deans

Eight Chief Nursing Officers and administrators have been appointed as Honorary Assistant Deans of Clinical Practice in recognition of their particularly significant role in the School of Nursing and our community.

December 5, 2017

Addressing health disparities, creating resilient communities

Teens holding Best Starts for Kids signs

Neither ZIP code, nor family income will constrain young people from pursuing lives of promise and possibility thanks to the county’s new voter-supported Best Starts for Kids program and an innovative partnership between the UW School of Nursing and Public Health – Seattle & King County.

November 14, 2017

Population health and the future of nursing

Students in classroom

UW leads 18 institutions in announcing intentions to adopt population health focus in nursing curricula.

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