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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.


November 13, 2017

Improved communications transform UW Medical Center heart failure teams

NEXUS award recipients

CHSIE and UW Medicine developed an academic-practice partnership focused on improving patient safety and care by enhancing team communications and functioning. They received the 2017 NEXUS Award for the work.


November 9, 2017

Veteran strives to make an impact through nursing

Josh Snavely

Josh Snavely is among a growing number of UW nursing students that are also veterans. Currently, about 37 students – or five percent – enrolled at the Seattle campus identify as veterans.


Nursing Shark Tank winner: Dr. Sarah Gimbel

2017 Shark Tank presenters

Dr. Sarah Gimbel was voted the winning presenter of Nursing Shark Tank and received $10,000 in funding for her project, Bringing Global Lessons Home: Gardens, Pathways and the Microbiome. 


October 27, 2017

Announcing the 2017 Clinical Preceptors of the Year

The UW School of Nursing is proud to announce its 2017 Clinical Preceptors of the Year, representing preceptors and mentors from a variety of advanced practice tracks at the school.


October 18, 2017

UWSON receives 2017 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

HEED Health Professions Award

The University of Washington School of Nursing received the 2017 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.


September 20, 2017

Engaging With Aging

Engaging With Aging blog photo

Faculty emerita Doris Carnevali is sharing her thoughts on aging, both as nurse and elder, in her new blog.


August 21, 2017

Butch de Castro named Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Silhouette of hand making the W shape.

The UW School of Nursing is pleased to announce that Butch de Castro, PhD, MSN/MPH, RN, FAAN, has been selected as our school’s Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Dr. de Castro’s appointment will be effective Sept. 16, 2017.


August 3, 2017

Anne Hirsch named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Outdoor shots of Pacific Northwest in Washington

The UW School of Nursing is pleased to announce that Dr. Anne Hirsch has been selected as our school’s next Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Dr. Hirsch’s appointment will be effective Aug. 16, 2017.


July 26, 2017

Awards and Accolades, July 2017

Detail of blue sky

Awards and achievements from UWSON faculty, staff and students in July


July 25, 2017

A partnership for primary care in areas of need

Mount Rainier National Park photos

New HRSA Grant seeks to improve primary care training in rural and underserved areas


July 18, 2017

Register for the 2017 Elder Friendly Futures Conference

Caregiver Elizabeth Gerald and Enid Dwyer pictured at Dwyer's, on home Wednesday February 8, 2017 in Renton, Washington. (PHOTO by Stephen Brashear)

Join us for Northwest’s premiere conference on aging and caregiving Sept. 14 – 15, at the Lynnwood Convention Center.


July 3, 2017

Dean Emerita Nancy Woods Retires, Named Living Legend

Nancy Fugate Woods

Dean emerita retires, named Living Legend The UW School of Nursing is proud to announce that Dean Emerita Nancy Fugate Woods, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N, will be inducted as a Living Legend of the American Academy of Nursing at the Academy’s Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference this fall in Washington, D.C. Read the AAN announcement                                  Her legacy…


UW nurse faculty, alumni selected as American Academy of Nursing fellows

Kathleen Shannon Dorcy

Kathleen Shannon Dorcy, an alumna and longtime lecturer at the UW Tacoma Nursing & Healthcare Leadership Program, was selected as a member of the 2017 class of Academy fellows.


June 23, 2017

Awards and Accolades June 2017

FACULTY AT COMMENCEMENT

Awards and accolades from June 2017


News media: Smarter homes help seniors live independently longer

Yong Choi Phd student

KING-5 covers smart homes technology for healthy aging


June 6, 2017

Distinguished Teaching Awards 2017

distinguished teaching awards

The University of Washington 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award winners are featured in the June edition of Columns Magazine.


May 25, 2017

Awards and Accolades May 2017

Health Fair

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


May 19, 2017

Announcing 2017 teaching and students awards

2016 UW School of Nursing student award recipients.

Congratulations to faculty members and students for their outstanding achievements! Awardees will be recognized at the UW School of Nursing Convocation.


May 4, 2017

Creating safer, smarter homes

Creating safer, smarter homes

At the University of Washington School of Nursing, Professor George Demiris is harnessing the power of everyday items to turn houses into smart homes — and allowing older adults to live independently, thanks to modern technology.


April 27, 2017

Announcing new Diversity Scholars Lecture Series

Dr. Mary Lou de Leon Siantz

Dr. Mary Lou de Leon Siantz will present Diversity and Inclusion: Leading Strategic Transformation of 21st Century Nursing on May 24.


April 25, 2017

Awards and Accolades April 2017

Western Institute Of Nursing

April awards, accolades and news from the faculty, staff and students at the UW School of Nursing


April 14, 2017

Nancy Woods: Woman of Courage

Dean Emerita Nancy Woods honored as a 2017 Woman of Courage by the UW Women’s Center


April 5, 2017

Huskynurses in the Husky 100

2017 Husky 100: Erica Soelling, Jessica Medrala

The UW School of Nursing is proud to announce that two nursing students, Erica Soelling, DNP ’18, and Jessica Medrala, BSN ’17, were chosen for the 2017 Husky 100.


March 23, 2017

Awards and Accolades, March 2017

Hilaire on KING 5

Awards and Accolades, March 2017


March 13, 2017

2018 Best Graduate Nursing Schools

students in classroom

The University of Washington School of Nursing ranked highly in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Graduate Schools, which evaluated Doctor of Nursing Practice and Master’s programs nationally.


February 2, 2017

Pam Mitchell named FNINR ambassador

Pamela Mitchell

Executive Associate Dean Pamela Mitchell has been named one of just 15 ambassadors by the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research.


January 31, 2017

New Professorships

New professorships: Bekemeier, Dougherty, Thompson, Whitney

Join us in congratulating faculty newly appointed to professorships!


January 25, 2017

Awards and Accolades January – February 2017

Noel Chrisman

January awards, accolades and updates by faculty and students.


January 9, 2017

Join our executive team

students in a classroom

The UW School of Nursing is currently recruiting for our next Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and our permanent Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.


December 21, 2016

Conversations for Health Equity

Put your Dubs up! Silhouette of hand making the W shape.

Join us on Jan. 20 for a day of dialogue with community leaders and social justice advocates. The event is presented by the UW School of Nursing, the UW School of Medicine Center for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (CEDI) and the UW School of Public Health.


December 13, 2016

Post-stroke depression is common, says American Heart/American Stroke Associations

Research team

Pam Mitchell co-authors statement released December 2016.


December 5, 2016

Awards and Accolades November/December 2016

American Heart Assoc and American Academy of Nurisng

The UW School of Nursing is pleased to announce awards, accolades and updates by faculty and students.


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