October News and Awards

Professor Monica McLemore was interviewed on Scientific American for their short documentary, “A Black Mother’s Loss Explains Why U.S. Maternal Health Care Is Broken.”

Professor Betty Bekemeier was appointed to serve as a Committee Member of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research.

Associate Professor Elaine Walsh will be speaking at the 2022 Virtual Annual WSAS Symposium: Mitigation of Pandemic Impacts on Children.

Alumni Tiffany Liu, BSN ’17 DNP ’22, received an Exceptional Student Award from the Washington State Public Health Association.

Associate Teaching Professor Kristen Childress was accepted into the Edmond J Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson Foundation.

Assistant Professor and nurse practitioner at the UW Medicine Heart Institute, Megan Streur, shared how to discuss heart symptoms with health care providers in a recent UW Medicine piece. Watch or read more about Streur’s advice from UW Medicine.

Harborview pediatric nurse and alumni, Kristin Jones ABSN ’19, was featured in the Whole U. “I wouldn’t have picked the first half of 2020 to start my nursing residency,” said Jones, “but it was a crash course in seeing the system under intense pressure.” Read the Whole U story here.

Congratulations to School of Nursing faculty and alumni who were inducted into the American Academy of Nursing 2022 Class of Fellows.

The school recognized several outstanding preceptors as 2021-2022 Clinical Preceptors of the Year


Professor Monica McLemore was an author on the paper, “Mental Health Implications of Abortion Restrictions for Historically Marginalized Populations”, published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Dean Emerita Nancy Woods was an author on the accepted paper: “Effects of bothersome symptoms during the late reproductive stage and menopausal transition: observations from the women living better survey”, “Transitioning to the menopausal transition: a scoping review of research on the late reproductive stage in reproductive aging”, “Perimenopause meets life: observations from the Women Living Better Survey”, and “Symptom experience during the late reproductive stage and the menopausal transition: observations from the Women Living Better survey,” in Menopause: The Journal of The North American Menopause Society.

Congratulations to Teaching Associate Johanna Hulick and multiple students (including DNP student Lauren Jensen) on the publication of their BSN honors project, “Current Practices and Nurse Readiness to Implement Standardized Screening for Commercially and Sexually Exploited Individuals in Emergency Departments in Western Washington Hospital” in Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal.