|Alumna honored as NACNS's CNS of the Year|
Dr. Amanda Nenaber, DNP, APRN, CCNS, ACNS-BC, was named the 2017 CNS of the Year by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS). Nenaber, who earned both her MS and DNP degrees from the CU College of Nursing, is the Transitions of Care Program Director at University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).
|Sue Hagedorn, PhD ’95, RN, PNP, WHNP, FAANP|
Sue Hagedorn, PhD ’95, RN, PNP, WHNP, FAANP, has made a career of challenging the norm.
|Kathy Magilvy, PhD ’82, RN, FAAN|
Kathy Magilvy, PhD ’82, RN, FAAN, earned her bachelor of science in nursing in 1971 from the University of Cincinnati and worked as a public health nurse before starting her master’s in community health nursing at Northern Illinois University.
|Jean Watson, BS ’64, MS ’66, PhD ’73, AHN-C, FAAN|
During her career, Watson helped establish the school’s first doctoral program, a PhD in nursing, and in the late 1980s, the first clinical doctorate, the ND, which was the predecessor to today’s DNP program.
|Clare Sandekian, MS ’69, RN, CNS, CAC III|
When Clare Sandekian, MS ’69, RN, CNS, CAC III, came to Denver in the 1960s, she had a background as a psychiatric nursing instructor and was a member of the US Army Nurse Corps Reserve.
|Alice Stephenson, BS '63, RN, PN|
Several years ago, Alice Stephenson, BS '63, RN, PN, looked back over her career as a nurse and was grateful.
|Dulce Mia Warren: The future of culturally relevant healthcare education|
Warren is interested in learning about cervical cancer screening disparities among Mexican-American women so that women all have the opportunity to meet their grandchildren.
|Sharon Pappas, PhD '07, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN|
Like other nurses, Sharon Pappas, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, wanted to have an impact on patient care through nursing practice, and her meteoric career trajectory has demonstrated just that—at a very high level.
|Senator Jeanne Nicholson, BS '65, MS '99|
State Senator Jeanne Nicholson didn’t strictly transition from a 40-plus-year career in nursing to state politics. Rather, she says, “I brought nursing with me."
|Meet Karen Zink, MS '87, CNP|
Karen Zink, CNP, MS, traces her interest in nursing to her mother, Marilyn Mason Short, whom she describes as “a fine diploma nurse.”
|Kim Morris: On the Front Line of the Future of Nursing|
“I used to read medical encyclopedias for fun,” says DNP student Kim Morris, MS '02, DNP, '14.
|Stacey Wall: Expanding the Role of Nurse Practitioners|
Stacey Wall, MS '06, DNP '15, has a vision for the future: nurse practitioners as hospitalists.