Stacey Wall, MS '06, DNP '15, has a vision for the future: nurse practitioners as hospitalists.
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.
“I used to read medical encyclopedias for fun,” says DNP student Kim Morris, MS '02, DNP, '14.
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.
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."
Sue Hagedorn, PhD ’95, RN, PNP, WHNP, FAANP, has made a career of challenging the norm.
Karen Zink, CNP, MS, traces her interest in nursing to her mother, Marilyn Mason Short, whom she describes as “a fine diploma nurse.”
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.
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.5
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.
Several years ago, Alice Stephenson, BS '63, RN, PN, looked back over her career as a nurse and was grateful.