|The Health Effects of Child Separation|
University of Colorado College of Nursing professor explains the health effects of child separation through her research of the separation of adolescent women and their fathers.
|Second Chances - Columbine Survivor Overcomes PTSD, Jail and Heroin Addiction to Turn Life Around|
Nicholas Antonio is a Columbine survivor and patient of the University of Colorado College of Nursing Sheridan Health Services Clinic where he is in recovery almost one year using medication and mental health assisted treatments.
|3 Questions for Erica Sherer|
The CEO of Sheridan Health Services explores why the clinic was recognized as a health care innovator.
|CU Nursing student wins honorable mention in the Arnold P. Gold Foundation's 2018 essay contest|
Congratulations to Catherine Brannan, a student in the CU College of Nursing, for being named one of the 2018 Honorable Mention winners in the Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s 2018 Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest.
|Grand Rounds July 9, 2018: Nurse Family Partnership Nurse Residency Program|
In 2016, CU Nursing launched the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) Nurse Residency Program to train newly graduated nurses working in the NFP, a maternal-child public health nurse home visiting organization.
|PhD student studies organizational change to improve the work environment for nurse leaders|
When PhD student Lindsey Tarasenko enrolled in the Health Care Systems Research Program, she was determined to research nursing leadership. According to Tarasenko, nursing units are often turbulent, as there are different process and procedures that are followed in each unit. When nurse leaders are given the task of project management, they do not have the proper resources to manage their unit, and the organization and their unit can have unintended consequences because they are not trained in project management—their education is in clinical nursing.
|How health care providers are learning to help patients undergoing a trauma|
Working remotely in rural settings, health care providers must rely on their knowledge and skills when working with patients, especially in trauma situations. However, making medical decisions during stressful situations has created new training in psychological first aid.
|Bone density, muscle strength the focus of major hormone and exercise study|
The DAMES study, led by Catherine Jankowski, seeks to understand whether adding DHEA to exercise can improve bone density and muscle strength in older women with low bone density.
|Lori Trego Selected as Distinguished Nurse Scholar-In-Residence by National Academy of Medicine|
Lori Trego, PhD, CNM, FAAN, has been selected as the 2018–2019 Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). During her time as a NAM Distinguished Nurse Scholar, Dr. Trego plans to expand her leadership experience in enhancing the wellness of women who serve, and have served, in the nation’s military.
|Sheridan Health Services Named Health Care Innovator|
Sheridan Health Services was named a 'health care innovator' by Gov. Hickenlooper, and was recently accepted into the Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM), a federally funded governor's office initiative that helps primary care providers focus on treating the whole-patient. The clinic, owned and operated by CU Nursing, has proven a commitment to improving patient health by offering integrated care, focusing on both physical and behavioral health. As a participant of SIM, Sheridan Health Services will help deliver care through July 2019 to thousands of patients during annual patient visits.
|How Removal of Immigrant Fathers Harms the Sexual Health and Wellbeing of Their Daughters|
This research study explores the quality of father-daughter relationships among Mexican-origin immigrant families and examines how relationships between fathers and daughters influence early sexual initiation.
|College of Nursing student gains valuable experience working in Malawi|
Students of the College of Nursing are given the opportunity to travel to Malawi as part of their masters and doctorate programs, learning how to connect with individual community members to understand the extent of health disparities within the community.
|Veterans' Action League 2017 Retreat|
In August, the Veterans' Action League met in Denver to discuss the future of the project and network over dinner.
|Students, staff attend intensive at Hazelden Betty Ford Center|
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is the largest nonprofit drug and alcohol treatment organization in the United States providing treatment, education, and advocacy for individuals, families, and communities affected by addiction. In February and March of 2017, a group of University of Colorado College of Nursing students and employees had the privilege to travel to the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California for a week-long educational intensive on addiction diagnosis and treatment.
|Jankowski awarded NIH R01 funding for bone density study|
A new R01 project, “DHEA Augmentation of Musculoskeletal Adaptations to Exercise in Older Women,” led by CU College of Nursing Associate Professor Kathy Jankowski, PhD, FACSM, will attempt to show whether dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) will provide estrogenic and androgenic hormonal responses that will enhance the benefits of exercise on bone and muscle in postmenopausal women. “This research has high impact and importance for women, who have a longer life expectancy than men, and are more prone to health issues arising from lower bone mineral density,” Jankowski says. The project is federally funded for a five-year period of study at $600,000 per year.