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‘Unfettered nursing’ required for Coloradans desperate for care
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
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.
A new collaboration between CU and The Wildlife Experience will bring quality educational opportunities to this dynamic, high-growth area.
Dean Thompson names John Welton PhD director
Dean Sarah Thompson recently announced that Dr. John Welton, Senior Scientist in Health Systems Research and Director of the CCNR, will assume the role of Director of the PhD Program effective immediately.
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.
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
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.