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2012 Archived News

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Peruse 2012 news stories below. For immediate news updates, follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Bonnie Gance-Cleveland PhD, RNC, PNP, FAAN, has a passion for helping the underserved.Her work focuses on decreasing health disparities in vulnerable populations by advancing science for culturally sensitive care; she also collaborates with professional organizations to develop evidence-based, culturally sensitive practice guidelines.  

Linda Flynn, PhD, RN, FAAN, appointed new director of PhD program at the College of Nursing

December 2012

Linda Flynn, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor, has been appointed PhD program director effective Dec. 1, replacing Roxie Foster PhD, RN, FAAN, professor and Interim Chair, Division of Adult & Senior Health, who is retiring in December.

College celebrates careers in Foster, Gilbert retirements

December 2012

The College of Nursing bade farewell while celebrating two outstanding women whose careers focused on caring for children: Roxie Foster, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Lynn Gilbert, PhD, RN, PNP-C, FAAN. Together these nurse researchers' careers at the college spanned 40 years. 

Nursing students boost troops’ morale by sending care packages

November 2012

A joint effort between The Lowry Foundation, the College of Nursing Student Council and the CU Student Nurses Association resulted in a new record of care packages sent overseas -- 165 boxes packed and shipped.  Through donations from faculty, staff, students and others enough money was raised to pay for the shipping, which cost over $2,000. 

One hundred and ninety one students inducted in fourth bi-annual Nightingale Ceremony

September 2012

Nurses dressed in period costumes from the 19th, 20th and 21st century passed the lamp as incoming students recite a nurse's pledge in a ceremony that honors the nursing profession.

Retiring Dean Patricia Moritz, RN, PhD, FAAN honored for her years of service

July 2012

Over 300 hundred faculty, staff and administrators celebrated Dean Moritz's retirement at a congratulatory ceremony held on the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center's rooftop garden in late July. 

 Sarah Thompson named nursing dean

July 2012

The University of Colorado College of Nursing welcomes a new dean this summer. Provost Rod Nairn is pleased to announce that Sarah Thompson, PhD, RN, FAAN will replace retiring Dean Pat Moritz, RN, PhD, FAAN.  

College of Nursing awarded $1.3M grant for expanded service

July 2012

One of only 219 health centers in the nation to be designated as an FQHC New Access Point, Sheridan Health Services, Inc. will expand services in its nurse-managed facilities to serve even more residents of Sheridan and the surrounding communities.

Marie Hastings-Tolsma, PhD, CNM, receives Fulbright grant

July 2012

Hastings-Tolsma will conduct research which examines the indigenous plants commonly consumed by women in South Africa commonly related to pregnancy and birth, particularly those used to induce labor and to accelerate labor progress by midwives and traditional birth attendants.

Informatics students, alumni visit White House, lend expertise to Town Hall Event on Health IT

June 2012

Janet Ellingson and Donna Kenney, College of Nursing Training Certificate Program graduates, and Amy Nelms, a soon-to-be graduate, participated June 19 in a White House Town Hall event regarding health information technology -- building the electronic networks to support efficient and effective health care.

Health professional programs partner with King Soopers

May 2012

University of Colorado health professional programs partner with King Soopers and The Little Clinic to improve community health services.

College of Nursing reaches out to homeless community

May 2012

It is difficult to tell who gets more out of a partnership between the CU College of Nursing, School of Medicine and Urban Peak – the volunteers or the young people who receive services in the Urban Peak health clinic.

College of Nursing students honored for service excellence

May 2012

CU Student Nurse Association dominates by winning Outstanding Student Organization award for fourth year.

Partnerships create patient-care synergy in Sheridan

April 2012

Sheridan has established a number of continuity of care agreements with hospitals and Doctor’s Care, making it possible for Sheridan to more easily refer patients for specialized care as well as receive reciprocal referrals from hospitals. The idea is to ensure a seamless transition of care, Schwartz explains, in both directions.  

March 2012

The University of Colorado College of Nursing’s online program in graduate nursing was named an honor roll program in the first-ever edition of Top Online Education Program rankings by U.S. News & World Report.