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).
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.