News Articles

September 12, 2019

State Health Care Authority Provides Grant to School of Nursing to Support State Opioid Response Plan

The project addresses needs and services for pregnant and parenting women with opioid use disorder.


August 29, 2019

Pregnant women of color experience disempowerment by health care providers

Read more about this study authored by Dr. Molly Altman and co-authored by Dr. Ira Kantrowitz-Gordon.


August 27, 2019

Sleep and the Brain

Dr. Teresa Ward speaks on the importance of sleep for teenagers on BrainWorks.


August 20, 2019

‘Hidden’ Data Exacerbates Rural Public Health Inequities

Read more about Professor Betty Bekemeier’s research on health disparities within rural communities.


Students Learn Community Health in Rural New Mexico

Read more about our students who are shadowing a Navajo community health representatives as part of the Health Disparities Field Experience.


August 12, 2019

Assistant Professor Weichao Yuwen Selected as Early Career Nurse Scientist

Read more about Weichao Yuwen.


August 5, 2019

We Must All Play a Role

Executive Dean Azita Emami and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Butch de Castro share their insights on the recent mass shootings.


July 18, 2019

Elizabeth Bridges Appointed President-elect of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Read more about Elizabeth Bridges and being appointed President-elect.


Basia Belza and the Healthy Brain Research Network are highlighted in recent article

Read more about improving brain health and extending mindspan.


July 17, 2019

Grant Awarded to Hilaire Thompson to Research Falls Among Older Adults

Hands making the W shape

Read more about the grant and other projects funded.


July 12, 2019

Vivian C. Wolf-Wilets, PhD, RN, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

Retired nursing educator Vivian C. Wolf-Wilets, PhD, RN, presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who.


July 11, 2019

Leah Presentation Day

Two DNP students present leadership projects as part of the LEAH traineeship.


July 9, 2019

Teresa Ward Named Chair of Newly Created Department

Teresa Ward

Read more about Teresa Ward who was named chair of newly created Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing department.


July 2, 2019

PhD graduate Dr. Jillian Pintye is 2019 Pioneers Rising Leader

Congratulations to recent PhD grad and new Assistant Professor Dr. Jillian Pintye.


July 1, 2019

Dr. Cynthia Dougherty becomes Chair of the Council of Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing

Press release on Dr. Cynthia Dougherty becoming Chair of the Council of Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing for the American Heart Association.


June 27, 2019

America’s health care is ailing. Can nurses help fix it?

Azita Emami

Read the Cross cut op-ed piece from Executive Dean Azita Emami.


June 24, 2019

Faculty Fellowships Announced

The UW School of Nursing has selected a number of faculty for fellowship awards that seek to advance research and teaching.


June 17, 2019

Initiative announces summer 2019 Applied Research Fellows

Bronze W

Two graduate nursing students were awarded the Population Health Applied Research Fellowship.


June 11, 2019

Global Health Nursing Faculty Receives NIH Grant for Improving Hypertension Treatment in Mozambique

Associate Professor Sarah Gimbel received a $3.37 million grant to improve the clinic-level treatment of hypertension in Mozambique, specifically in people infected with HIV.


June 10, 2019

UW Alumna Inducted into Black Heritage of Rockdale Hall of Fame

Jacquelyn Belcher, who earned a master’s degree in psychosocial nursing from the University of Washington, was recently inducted into the Black Heritage of Rockdale Hall of Fame. 


June 6, 2019

Faculty Emerita Shares Her View on Aging on King 5

Faculty emerita, Doris Carnevali, was featured on King 5 news for her blog Engaging With Aging.


May 28, 2019

UW School of Nursing Alumna on the Congo’s Ebola Epidemic

“The global health community needs the humility to acknowledge that we have failed once again in an Ebola epidemic, say Karin Huster and Justin Healy,” from the BMJ opinion section.


May 24, 2019

Diana Buchanan, Ph.D., RN Named Mary S. Tschudin Endowed Professor in Nursing Education

The UW School of Nursing announced that Diana Buchanan, PhD, RN, has been named the Mary S. Tschudin Endowed Professor in Nursing Education.


May 10, 2019

Undergraduate Research Symposium

Every year, undergraduate students have a chance to showcase the research they’ve been working on at the Undergraduate Research Symposium. This year, 18 School of Nursing students are presenting 12 different projects on May 17th.


Meet May’s Everyday Husky

School of Nursing alumna Charyl Kay Sedlik is featured this month by UWAA as May’s Everyday Husky. An extraordinary member of our nursing community, she helped found Grandmothers Against Gun Violence and has served on our advisory board for 30 years.


May 2, 2019

UW School of Nursing Faculty Recognized at WSNA Biennial Meeting

The Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA) honored several UW School of Nursing faculty at their Biennial Convention held in Tulalip, Washington today.


April 24, 2019

What Nurses Want You to Know about The Reality and Challenges of the Job — King 5 News

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the UW School of Nursing, Anne Hirsch, was featured in King5 News, speaking about nurses’ role in health care.


April 22, 2019

Dr. Butch de Castro Selected for King County Board of Health

King County Board of Health selected School of Nursing Professor and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Butch de Castro, to join the Board of Health.


April 17, 2019

Body Awareness Training Research Featured in the News

Cynthia Price

Cynthia Price, School of Nursing Associate Research Professor, recently published a study suggesting that a mindfulness based training could help women recover from drug addiction.


April 11, 2019

Two UW School of Nursing Faculty Inducted in the Western Academy of Nurses

The Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) inducted two UW School of Nursing faculty into the Western Academy of Nurses today at WIN’s 2019 Communication Nursing Research Conference in San Diego, California


April 9, 2019

Nursing Now USA Initiative Launches

The University of Washington School of Nursing in partnership with the American Nurses Association, the U.S. Public Health Service Chief Nurse, and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Nursing launched the Nursing Now USA initiative in Washington DC.


April 1, 2019

UW School of Nursing Faculty and Alumna Recognized by the AAPPN

Elaine Walsh

The AAPPN honored UW School of Nursing Associate Professor, Elaine Walsh and UW School of Nursing alumna, Virginia “Ginni” Buccola, with awards at their annual conference this weekend.


March 25, 2019

Brenda Zierler Recognized by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Brenda Zierler

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing honored UW School of Nursing Professor, Brenda Zierler, PhD, RN, FAAN, with the Geraldine “Polly” Bednash Lectureship Award.


March 11, 2019

UW School of Nursing Receives Top Ranking From US News and World Report

Our school was ranked #1 among public schools that offer a DNP degree and was ranked #4 overall.


March 4, 2019

Perigee Fund Invests in the UW School of Nursing’s Barnard Center

Perigee Fund has made a major five-year commitment to support the creation of a post-graduate training program in infant and early childhood mental health at the Barnard Center.


February 18, 2019

Governor Jay Inslee proclaims Nursing Now week

Feb.18-22, 2019, will be Nursing Now Week in Washington


February 15, 2019

UW School of Nursing Kicks Off Nursing Now Initiative

The UW School of Nursing is working with the state of Washington and other community partners to launch the Nursing Now Initiative here in Washington. The school is also a co-lead in launching Nursing Now in the United States.


February 4, 2019

WHO endorses 2020 as Year of the Nurse & Midwife

2020 will be the ‘Year of the Nurse and Midwife’.


January 18, 2019

Dr. Wendy Barrington Receives Martin Luther King 2019 Community Service Award

Learn more about one of our amazing faculty members, Wendy Barrington.


January 8, 2019

Josephine Ensign’s new book awarded the second place in the 2018 AJN Book of the Year Awards in Creative writing

Congratulations to Department of Psychosocial and Community Health Professor Josephine Ensign!


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