|3 Questions for Kim Pierce, first African-American to graduate from CU Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program|
Interview between Kim Pierce, the first African-American graduate from the CU College of Nursing’s DNP Program in 2009, and Dana Brandorff, Director of Marketing & Communication.
|U.S. News Ranks CU Nursing Online Program as #4 in the Nation|
U.S. News announced the 2019 Best Online Programs in the country and the University of Colorado College of Nursing online master’s in nursing ranked as one of the top in the nation at #4.
|Researchers Raise Bar for Successful Management of Severe Atopic Dermatitis|
Recent research by CU Nursing faculty Noreen Nicol, PhD, and National Jewish Health colleagues raises the bar for successful management of atopic dermatitis, which affects 18% of children. From conventional wet-wrap therapy to targeted therapies and new drugs, there have been major breakthroughs in improving the symptoms and quality of life of patients. Researchers emphasize utilizing conventional steps before initiating biologics.
|5 Reasons Why Nursing School Accreditation Is Important for The Future Of Nursing Schools|
Every 10 years, nursing programs undergo accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. CU Nursing will be undergoing an accreditation site visit March 4 – 6, 2019. Why is accreditation important?
|Renowned Futurist and Medical Economist Jeff Bauer to Visit CU Anschutz|
Internationally recognized, independent health futurist and accomplished writer Jeffrey C. Bauer, PhD, will be in Colorado Feb. 4-5 to highlight his life-long work about health care and the new realm of possibilities for nurse practitioners and other qualified non-physician practitioners who are qualified to provide health care without supervision by physicians.
You’ve started a diet because your doctor mentioned you need to lose a few pounds. You agree. But there’s a brownie sitting right there on the table, and it looks so good. You eat the brownie.
Why do we so often make the unhealthy choice in these situations?
Paul Cook, PhD, Associate Professor at the University of Colorado College of Nursing, suggests that our brains have two distinct systems that influence how we approach health. A lack of alignment between the two systems explains why we routinely experience gaps between our good intentions and our actual health behaviors.
In Temporal Immediacy (2018), Cook and colleagues argue that health promotion, disease management, and behavior change each can be explained by Two Minds Theory, a novel perspective grounded in the work of Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman. Health behaviors — like whether we eat that brownie — are a function of the brain’s intuitive system, while a separate narrative system produces our intentions for the future as well as our explanations for why we behaved as we did in the past.
|Looking for Affordable, Local Healthcare? Try Sheridan Health Services, a CU Nursing clinic|
Many adults crave a simpler form of health care – something where you feel like a person and not another number. Registered nurse Sally Daigle found that at Sheridan Health Services, a University of Colorado College of Nursing clinic.
|Peruvian Childhood Influences Karagozian|
Growing up in a small town in Peru, Betzabe Karagozian saw nurses knocking on doors, educating people about vaccines and their health.
|Get to Know Jamie L. Mignano, BSN, MSN, MPH and now PhD|
After a family member died of AIDS in the early 1990s, Jamie Mignano “distinctly remembers wanting to work in HIV from that moment forward.”
|Beanie Babies Inspire|
Kaitlyn Paul’s nursing career began at a young age when she used to bandage her Beanie Babies. “I knew my passion was in science and health,” Paul said. Now, in 2018, she is graduating from the CU College of Nursing.
|Grief Leads to Nursing Career|
Originally a pre-med student and aspiring neonatologist, Karina Mays-Briscoe took a detour after the birth of her first child, Jayden, in 2008.
|Sex-specific effects of DHEA on bone mineral density and body composition: A pooled analysis of four clinical trials|
Women 55 and older have an increased risk of bone and muscle loss but therapy with the hormone Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) may help prevent bone loss and increase muscle mass in older women, according to a new study led by Catherine M. Jankowski, PhD, FACSM, an exercise physiologist and associate professor at the University of Colorado College of Nursing at the Anschutz Medical Campus.
|Wilderness & Ski Patrol Nursing|
University of Colorado College of Nursing Senior Instructor Laura McGladrey, FNP, PMHNP, RN, FAWM has been hosting the Wilderness Medicine courses for the past several years. Laura currently serves on the Monarch Ski areas Ski Patrol. She has also encouraged other nurses to join the patrol as a way to care for patients that may need more intensive care on the mountain.
|Center for Nurse-Midwifery – Longmont Celebrates their 100th birth!|
Congratulations Erika Gutierrez and Daniel Gonzalez on your beautiful baby girl, Leah. Leah was the 100th birth at the Center for Nurse-Midwifery - Longmont. Sharon Shin, Erika’s certified nurse-midwife (CNM), was honored to comfort and support Erika through this miraculous 30-hour labor!
|Professor Nancy Lowe,CNM,PhD,FACNM,FAAN, is the 2018 recipient of the American College of Nurse Midwives’ Hattie Hemschemeyer Award|
Named after the first President of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), this award honors an exceptional midwife for continuous outstanding contributions or distinguished service to midwifery and/or maternal and child health (MCH), or contributions of historical significance to the development and advancement of midwifery, ACNM, or MCH. The Hattie Hemschemeyer Award is ACNM’s most prestigious honor.