Badger Nurses Change Lives
The pressures of the pandemic, which made nurses more visible than ever, are expected to make burnout worse. Nurses in the field and scholars in the School of Nursing are pushing for policy reforms, researching the root causes and effects of the critical issues facing the profession, and implementing new evidence-based tools to improve working conditions and patient outcomes.
To improve health outcomes for LGBTQ+ patients, nurses must challenge their own biases and advocate for their patients, as individuals and as a community.
As trained advocates, nurses help bridge the gap in the quality of health care people receive by assessing and addressing various social determinants of health, such as a patient’s environment or their access to proper resources. For the Black community, systemic racism is one such determinant.
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The UW–Madison Difference
Supporting the Professional Development of Nurses
Nursing Professional Development offers learning opportunities that address issues relevant to your nursing practice and take advantage of the latest education research and technology.
Improving the Experience of Aging
With a multi-pronged approach that includes cutting-edge research on long-term care systems and hospital practices, we aim to transform the possibilities for healthy and fulfilling living for older individuals.
Using Technology to Improve Care Outside the Clinic
From an online tool to support school nurses to apps that assist individuals caring for older adults, our innovative products connect the expertise of the university with the community.
We are committed to building a culture of health in Wisconsin and beyond. We look forward to continued partnerships in the community to maximize health outcomes and eliminate health disparities. It is our goal that Wisconsin residents are able to live healthier lives now and for generations to come.Linda D. Scott, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FAAN, Dean and Professor, UW–Madison School of Nursing
New at the School of Nursing
Nursing and pharmacy students have another opportunity to receive a $500 tuition credit for providing COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots during the fall 2021 semester.
The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), a national non-profit organization whose mission is to support and advance healthy aging through biomedical research, recognized the outstanding contributions of Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, PhD, RN, with the 2021 Terrie Fox Wetle Rising Star Award in Health Services and Aging Research.
Governor Evers issued a state proclamation recognizing June 22-25 as Respite Care Awareness Week to coincide with the International Short Break Conference, co-hosted by the Respite Care Association of Wisconsin, ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center, and the School of Nursing.
The School of Nursing is making an impact with vaccination efforts throughout Wisconsin with the BN-CoVED initiative.
The Florence Grossberg Nursing Scholarship was created in Florence’s memory to provide support to students at the School of Nursing who come from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds and diverse environments. The fund will provide tuition assistance and mentorship opportunities for students enrolled in the BSN@Home program, the School’s first such scholarship.
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