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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 update, follow us on Facebook.

College of Nursing ranked high as a cutting-edge nursing school

​December 2013

Nursing School Hub ranked the top 30 cutting-edge nursing schools, and CU College of Nursing ranked number seven. Read more about the ranking process here.


Former College of Nursing Dean Jean Watson honored as living legend

​October 2013

Former University of Colorado College of Nursing Dean Jean Watson was selected as a `Living Legend’ of the American Academy of Nursing for extraordinary contributions to her profession.

CU receives $1.125 million to create interdisciplinary DNP/MPH degree

​September 2013

The University of Colorado College of Nursing and the Colorado School of Public Health will share a $1.125 million federal grant to create a new interdisciplinary model to educate public health nursing students in the population health and management of chronic conditions.

CU, hospitals partner to fill acute care workforce needs

​August 2013

In 2014, the CU College of Nursing will offer two new postmaster's certificates designed specifically to meet a growing need for acute care expertise in area hospitals.

College of Nursing, Community College of Denver announce partnership to offer “Integrated Nursing Pathway” (INP) program

​August 2013

The College of Nursing has recently expanded its scope of the Integrated Nursing Pathway program to include Community College of Denver (CCD) students. This is similar to the partnership the College of Nursing enjoys with the Community College of Aurora (CCA), which has been successful since 2010.

Alumni Association to Honor Nisei Alumni, Nursing Leaders

July  2013

On Sept. 6, the Alumni Association will hold an awards luncheon to honor Former Dean Henrietta Adams Longhran and Nisei alumni from World War II as well as today's nursing leaders. Reunion classes will also be recognized at the event.


Classes Begin for New Students at Anschutz Medical Campus

June 2013

Out of 800 applicants, the College of Nursing welcomed 180 new students this last week into their highly competitive programs, 150 of which entered the traditional pathway and 30 of which entered the accelerated pathway. 
On May 23, 2013, the first cohort of the INP program graduated. The program, which debuted in fall 2010, expands access to baccalaureate nursing education for community college students.
The National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education (NRC) at the CU College of Nursing releases the third edition of Stepping Stones to Caring for Our Children.  Health care professionals can use SS3 to assist families, provide consultations and develop guidance materials to reduce morbidity and mortality in child care and early education settings. 

April 2013

The CU College of Nursing's Office of Research and Extramural Affairs (OREA) recently changed its name to the Office of Research and Scholarship (ORS). 

Clinic Offers Promise for Pregnancy-Related Depression

April 2013

The PROMISE clinic was established in 2009 to provide on-site screening, evaluation and treatment for perinatal women experiencing mood and anxiety disorders. The clinic forges relationships with community mental health services and clinics, UCH's Outpatient Psychiatric Practice, Children's Hospital Colorado and other providers so women have continuing access to care. 

Kathy Magilvy Leaves Legacy in Students and ‘Grand Students’​

April 2013

Kathy Magilvy, PhD, RN, FAAN​, will retire at the end of May, and she says what she'll miss most are the students.  Over the course of her 30 plus year career at the College of Nursing she has mentored over 26 PhD students, several MS thesis students and several ND and DNP capstone students.

April 2013

University of Colorado Hospital Center for Midwifery has been offering water births for the past 15 to 20 years, but when the Center for Midwifery opened in 2004 as a boutique midwifery practice promoting water births, more women began to see the appeal of easing their labor and delivery in the warm, calming waters of a pool.

March 2013

Michelle Kahn-John's cultural Navajo heritage and medical philosophy of Hózhó enriches her own research as a PhD student.  Hózhó is as complex as it is ancient. It is a state of mind and body defined as beauty, balance, peace, wellness and harmony.

Catching Babies: Nurse Midwifery Grows in Popularity with Mothers and Students.

March 2013

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, midwives attended the births of 8.1 percent of the country’s babies in 2009—a record high.​ The popularity of midwives is also apparent in the University of Colorado’s two faculty midwifery practices, both of which attend births at the University of Colorado Hospital​. 

February 2013

A new initiative to train current practitioners in quality and safety competencies, created by the Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety and Efficiency  (IHQSE), will improve clinical outcomes and the patient outcomes and the patient experience across the campus' multi-site care delivery system.

January 2013

Older adults, those over age 65 years, are anticipated to grow from the current 13% of the total US population to 20% by 2030. The University of Colorado became proactive in responding to the nursing shortage and the closure of the geriatric nurse practitioner master’s degree option by revising the adult (ANP), family (FNP) and women’s health nurse practitioner (WHNP) specialty options to include more geriatric content.

Making Healthcare Safer

January 2013

Amy Barton, PhD, RN, and Wendy Madigosky, MD, reviews a national initiative to "retool". The retooling initiative involved six universities including CU in the 2009-10 academic year. It supported new learning activities, most of which involved medical and nursing students.

Grassroots Growth: Retreat Leads to Big Ideas

January 2013

Retreat focuses on bringing even more passion and innovation to the College of Nursing. More than 40 ideas were brought forth and discussed by faculty, staff, students and clinical partners during this full-day retreat.

College Welcomes Berardinelli as Visiting Associate Professor

January 2013

Candace Berardinelli, PhD, RN, began working at the College of Nursing on Jan. 7 as a visiting associate professor.  While at CU she will be assisting the college in three areas:  beginning a faculty development program, establishing a firm foundation with external partners for the college's revised RN-BSN program and teaching in the i-LEAD master's program.