Mentors Make a Difference for DNPs

Clinical Professor Dr. Barb Pinekenstein studies the way mentor relationships form and how they influence careers. To help DNP students and graduates identify and connect with potential mentors, Pinekenstein has helped coordinate a speed-networking event at the school for the past two years.

Beyond the Clinic

School of Nursing alumna and street-medicine volunteer finds renewed purpose in retirement. After a 43-year career, Nan Wild MS ’99 was ready to retire. With decades of practice as both an RN and a nurse …

Taking It All In

Emily Schumacher graduated in 2010 and entered practice in an oncology, neurology, and neurosurgery unit at American Family Children’s Hospital. Three years later, she enrolled part-time in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, which she will complete this spring. “I found what I was supposed to do. It was nursing,” she says. “It was a combination of all the things I love.”