Tag School of Nursing

Mining notes from doctors and nurses could improve dementia diagnosis

Searching for clues in electronic health records could steer dementia patients to better treatment and follow-up examinations — especially patients from minority groups that tend to be less likely to receive specialized care.

New toolkit guides professionals, others in scenarios involving dementia

A new toolkit from the School of Nursing prepares professionals, like pharmacists, as well as family members and other front-line staff to face and handle situations involving dementia patients.

UW-Madison partners with Madison high schools to promote college and career readiness

In a partnership with the Madison Metropolitan School District, UW–Madison is making strides in showing high school students the opportunities they have for post-secondary education.

Fast start, great mentors, natural aptitude and total passion: ingredients of a legendary career in nursing research

A faculty member for UW–Madison's School of Nursing for more than half a century, Karen Pridham has made her mark with her work on caring for severely ill children, many of them born highly prematurely, and their families.

UW nursing dean, sleep research key to policy statement on nurse fatigue

School of Nursing Dean Linda Scott is helping sound a wake-up call on the subject of nurse fatigue, and encouraging nurses and employers to get educated on the topic.

UW­–Madison to expand well-being programs for older adults in rural communities

UW–Madison School of Nursing’s Center for Aging Research and Education will advance programs that improve the health of older adults in rural communities.

School of Nursing’s Bowers selected for nurse researcher hall of fame

She is known nationally and internationally for her seminal contributions to the science and practice of nursing in the care of older adults, especially those living in long-term care or residential settings.

Collaborative at UW, American Family Children’s Hospital a ‘huge blessing’ for school nurses

The Healthy Learner Cooperative's goal is to promote collaboration among school nurses, educators, students, families and health care providers, including pediatric clinic nurses.

New accelerated undergraduate nursing program to address workforce need

The campus-based, face-to-face program will enroll a cohort of 32 second-degree students who will begin coursework in May 2018 for the twelve-month, full-time, year-round program.

Four from School of Nursing named American Academy of Nursing Fellows

UW-Madison nursing professor Barbara J. King, senior scientist Polly Ryan, Chair of the School of Nursing Board of Visitors Nancy Kaufman and alumna MarySue Heilemann are among this year’s 173 highly distinguished nurse leaders to earn one of the profession’s highest honors.

School of Nursing receives grant to expand Native American enrollment

Two faculty members at the UW–Madison School of Nursing have received a $1.3 million federal grant to develop a comprehensive system of support services that will help admit, retain and graduate 30 Native American nursing students over the next four years.

Two School of Nursing faculty members are honored

Two University of Wisconsin­‒Madison School of Nursing faculty members have earned awards from the Midwest Nursing Research Society.

Memorial planned for UW–Madison student and father after plane crash

Services will be Sunday in Ohio for a University of Wisconsin–Madison student who was killed along with her father in a plane crash just before the new year. In addition, a scholarship fund has been set up in her name.

Nurses keep hospital patients moving with help from UW researchers

UW–Madison School of Nursing researchers set out to get hospital patients on their feet and walking — movement that could drastically change the shape in which they leave the hospital. They found success in a 13-week pilot study with the help of nurses in a unit at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison.

Summit seeks to recruit more American Indian nurses

The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing is hosting a one-day Native Nations Nursing Summit on Nov. 4 as part of an ongoing effort to increase the number of nurses from American Indian communities.

Study to probe how concussion affects young athletes’ academic performance

Researchers from the School of Nursing and School of Medicine and Public Health are launching a pilot study aimed at teasing out the academic effects of concussions on younger athletes. “There is a substantial gap in our knowledge about what is going on with concussion at the high school level and younger,” explains researcher Traci Snedden.

Helping seniors stay active, independent through fitness

We all know that exercise is good for us. Yet becoming active late in life comes with a unique set of challenges.