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Read past news stories about awards, honors, grants and other interesting stories about the college.  For up-to-date stories, check our Facebook,Twitter and/or our current news.

Undergraduate Education Developments 

Undergraduate Education Developments

November 2011

Beginning in June 2012, undergraduate education at the College of Nursing will have a new edge—a curricular framework built on knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSAs) associated with six essential competencies for health care professionals: patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, quality, safety, evidence-based practice and nursing informatics.

Japanese Red Cross Hiroshima College of Nursing students 

College of Nursing hosts Japanese colleagues

Recent visit just the latest in international exchanges.

The CU College of Nursing recently hosted 16 nursing students and six faculty from the Japanese Red Cross Hiroshima College of Nursing. The students who visited here from Japan are not degree students in our programs, but are visiting our College of Nursing (CON) as part of an international course they take with their BS degree program in Japan.

PhD Student Marleen Thornton 

July 19, 2010

College of Nursing student receives $100,000 grant.

The American Academy of Nursing recently announced more than $2 million in awards to its latest cohort of fellows and scholars in academic geriatric nursing including $100,000 to Marleen Thornton, MSN, RN, a PhD student at the University of Colorado College of Nursing. As one of only 11 2010-2012 predoctoral scholars, Thornton will receive the monies over two years to support her doctoral training in academic geriatric nursing. Thornton’s background is in geriatric, psychiatric-mental health, and public health nursing.

Professor Amy Barton 

July 2, 2010

Professor Amy Barton named Mordecai Endowed Chair in Rural Health Nursing.

University of Colorado Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs Roderick Nairn, PhD, recently announced the appointment of Amy Barton, RN, PhD, professor and associate dean for clinical and community affairs at the University of Colorado College of Nursing, to the Daniel and Janet Mordecai Endowed Chair in Rural Health Nursing, in the College of Nursing. The endowed chair was funded by a $1.9 million gift from Janet Mordecai in 2007 that included four graduate student Rural Health Nursing Endowed Fellowships.

College of Nursing 

June 16, 2010

Colleges announce first integrated nursing pathway program in Colorado.

Officials at the Community College of Aurora (CCA) and the University of Colorado College of Nursing at the Anschutz Medical Campus have announced the creation of the Integrated Pathway to Baccalaureate Nursing Education Program (Integrated Nursing Pathway). The program is designed to increase access for community college students to baccalaureate nursing education, and its creators say this partnership is among the first in the country and the first in Colorado. Students will successfully earn an associate of general studies degree from CCA before moving to the College of Nursing to earn a bachelor of science degree in nursing.

Nursing Commemorative Garden 

May 12, 2010

The University of Colorado College of Nursing dedicates Nursing Commemorative Garden.

College of Nursing celebrated the opening of a beautiful garden on the east lawn of the Education 2 North on the Anschutz Medical Campus. The funds to build garden was donated by local companies.

Health Information Technology 

April 22, 2010

University of Colorado College of Nursing awarded $2.6 million to expand Health Information Technology workforce.

Colorado Health Information Education Collaborative (HITEC), a program within the College of Nursing health care informatics program, was awarded $2.6 million grant to expand education in the this rapidly growing field.