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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.

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, and Ernestine Kotthoff-Burnell, PhD, APRN, FAAN, 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. 


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


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.

March 2014

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


February 2014

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.

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.

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 inU.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.