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The College of Nursing strives to keep its students, alumni, faculty, staff and visitors up to date on the latest news about the college. For immediate news updates, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


Helping homeless adolescents

October 2014

Scott Harpin, PhD, has a passion for community-engaged research. His association with Urban Peak Shelter gives him the opportunity to continue his research on health outcomes of vulnerable adolescents and young adult populations. Read more about his story in the University of Colorado Newsroom.


10th anniversary of the first birth at the Center for Midwifery

October 2014

The Center for Midwifery (CNM) celebrates the 10th anniversary of the first baby born. The center continues to grow, and in August had a record number of births (55).



College to train nurses in unique specialty

September 2014

This fall, the college hired Ret. Col. Mona Pearl, PhD, RN, CNS, CCRN, to develop education offerings that will train caregivers in the unique needs of this growing population. Additionally, in Spring 2015, the first military and veteran's health courses will begin with degree programs in the specialty to follow by fall. Read more about this development here.


Alumni Association honors key alumni

September 2014

The College of Nursing Alumni Association honored four alumni at their awards luncheon September 5. Read more about the winners and the work they have done.


Celebrating our August graduates

August 2014

On August 11, the College of Nursing recognized 76 graduates with degrees, including one PhD, 5 DNP, 35 master's, and 35 bachelor's.


Gorton named assistant dean of undergraduate programs

June 2014

Karen Gorton, PhD, RN, MS, ATC, has been named assistant dean of undergraduate programs for the College of Nursing as of June. Read more about her story and experience that will contribute to her new position.


Four faculty named fellows

June 2014

The College of Nursing congratulates four faculty that will be inducted in the American Academy of Nursing this fall: Sue Hagedorn, RN, PhD, PNP, WHNP, Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, PMHCNS, RN, ANEF, Jackie Jones, PhD, BN, RN, FRCNA, and John Welton, PhD, RN.


Celebrating our graduates

May 2014

On May 23, the College of Nursing was proud to award degrees to 248 students. Read more about the 2014 convocation and the experience of a few students.


College gets a new look

May 2014

On May 9, during National Nurses Week, faculty, staff and students gathered to celebrate the profession and to roll out the official new image campaign for the CU College of Nursing.


Man's best friend may actually help heal

April 2014

Animals have been serving humans for thousands of years, but scientific research indicates that they may also play a key role in healing especially for those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, as found in recent studies by Cheryl Krause-Parello, PhD, RN.


Alumni honored at 25th annual symposium

April 2014

For the symposium's 25th anniversary, several College of Nursing alumni were recognized alongside Emeritus Martha Stoner, BS '66, MS '67, PhD '82, for their influential roles in shaping the Research and EBP Symposium. Learn more about their work.


CU Midwifery Expands Reach

April 2014

On Friday, April 4, the Center for Midwifery (CFM) opened their new Lone Tree clinic location. The Center for Midwifery is the first obstetrician service to be part of the Lone Tree Health Center. Our midwives are paving the way for pregnancy care.


International visitor program sends two to Japan

March 2014

Kathy Magilvy, PhD, RN, FAAN and Ernestine Kotthoff-Burnell, PhD, APRN, FAANP, from the college participated in the exchange agreement between our sister school, Yamagata Prefectural University of Health Sciences Department of Nursing in Japan, and the University of Colorado College of Nursing. Every fall, our sister school has sent a small group of students to Denver for one week of lectures and visits to health care facilities and hospitals in the area. This past March, the Yamagata nursing department invited two of our faculty to provide lectures and an international experience for their students.


College of Nursing master's programs nationally recognized

March 2014

The University of Colorado College of Nursing has been successful in snagging high rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 edition of Best Graduate Schools.


‘Unfettered nursing’ required for Coloradans desperate for care

March 2014

Alumna Karen Zink and College of Nursing professor Amy Barton are quoted in this Health News Colorado news article. Advanced practice nurses in Colorado and throughout the United States say their medical training and expertise can help meet the burgeoning demand for primary health care. But they argue that resistance from physicians and a slow-to-change insurance industry are creating unnecessary obstacles. And they fear that burdensome restrictions in the law governing nurse practitioners are driving many of them out of state


Nurse practitioner finds success in letting go

March 2014

In September 2013, I attended the Motivational Interviewing for Healthcare Professionals program through the CU College of Nursing. During the workshop, Dr. Paul Cook and Laurra Aagaard presented a new and appealing way to help patients and their families decide whether or not they want to make changes in their lives.


CU College of Nursing to offer BS in nursing at new south metro Denver location

March 2014

A new collaboration between CU and The Wildlife Experience will bring quality educational opportunities to this dynamic, high-growth area


CU College of Nursing fights unhealthy substance use with training grant

February 2014

The University of Colorado College of Nursing is currently implementing a three-year $743,000 Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) training grant from the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment at SAMHSA, which aims to train current and future nurses to recognize at-risk and harmful substance use in patients before the problems become more serious.


Reaching out to legislators

February 2014

This winter, College of Nursing faculty have had several opportunities to showcase the profession of nursing and the great things going on at the college. Read about three visits here.


Dean Thompson named chair of AACN’s DNP national task force

January 2014

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) named Dean Sarah Thompson, PhD, FAAN, to chair their national DNP Task Force. Read more here.


CU College of Nursing online graduate programs ranked 10 by U.S. News and World Report

​January 2014

University of Colorado College of Nursing is named today in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs, ranking #10. Key factors in the ranking include student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, peer reputation and admissions selectivity


Training grant to support health care for the underserved

January 2014

The approximately $1.5 million, three-year i-CARE: Interprofessional Community-Academic Resource Engagement cooperative agreement, housed at the nurse-managed Sheridan Health Services, will provide education and support for health care professionals working in underserved areas while implementing a team-based care model and involving health professions students.


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