Nursing students across the state asked to fill holes in healthcare system created by COVID-19
Wisconsin Examiner | December 21, 2020
“This initiative is to help support the workforce…. During the recess, we’re trying to give our UW students an opportunity and reward the ones already working in healthcare or incentivize the ones who aren’t.” —Linda Scott, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FAAN, dean and professor, UW–Madison School of Nursing
About That ‘Breakthrough’ Blood Test For Alzheimer’s Disease
Forbes | November 18, 2020
“People that live with dementia are actually alive, they are human beings, and they are worthy of so much more than our systems are able to give them.” — Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, PhD, RN, Asst. Professor, UW–Madison School of Nursing
Nursing Preparedness: Words from Researchers and Rural Nurses
The Rural Monitor | November 10, 2020
“I’m working on educational content that promotes an understanding of what influences rural health disparities, why those influences impact rural health outcome measures, and how training registered nurses to meet the demands of caring for rural populations can help decrease those disparities.” — Jennifer Kowalkowsi, MSN, MPH, RN, PhD candidate, UW–Madison School of Nursing
Could healthcare worker burnout be the next COVID-19 crisis?
KOLD News13 Tucson | September 21, 2020
On collecting stories from healthcare providers working during the pandemic: “[A friend] was just talking about working on a COVID unit, and I realized that we really need to be capturing these experiences because we’re going to forget about them…and we can actually fix the system.” — Jessica Rainbow, PhD ’19
Young nurse inspired by personal experience to care for others
NBC15 | September 17, 2020
“I was in that bed, lying there getting chemotherapy. I was downstairs getting radiation. You know, I had the worst day of my life here too. It means a lot to be able to look at somebody or hold somebody’s hand, or take care of somebody and genuinely say, I know what you’re going through.”— Hannah Dreischmeier ’19
UW–Eau Claire Dean Linda Young inducted into American Academy of Nursing class of 2020 fellows
All in Wisconsin | September 9, 2020
“There are 3.8 million nurses in the United States, and only 2,700 are Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing. I am deeply honored to now have the initials FAAN after my name.” — Dr. Linda Young, PhD, RN, CNE, CFLE, dean, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, UW–Eau Claire
Will long-term care be the same after COVID-19?
Deseret News | June 7, 2020
“It’s a crisis on top of a crisis.” —Barbara Bowers, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor and associate dean for research, UW–Madison School of Nursing
Wisconsin medical students are graduating onto the front lines of coronavirus
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | May 15, 2020
Geoffrey Watters earned his doctorate in nursing practice from UW–Madison this spring. He’s feeling confident about job prospects, but others in his specialty of psychiatric nursing are struggling, especially in outpatient care.
Celebrating National Nurses Week 2020 – Special Round Table Episode
Movement is Life Podcast | May 10, 2020
Marking National Nurses Week 2020 and the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, nurse advocates and leaders from across the U.S. meet to celebrate the nursing profession and discuss many topics, including its diversity, future aspirations, and their nursing heroes. Panelists include Mary Behrens ’64, member, Board of Visitors
The UW Now Livestream Recap
Wisconsin Alumni Assoc. | May 7, 2020
From hospitals to nursing homes, health care workers are delivering exceptional physical and emotional care during the coronavirus outbreak. However, many of those workers, including nurses, are facing extreme fatigue, which may lead to a wave of retirements and a near-term nursing shortage. That was the message from Barbara Pinekenstein, a clinical professor in UW–Madison’s School of Nursing, during a recent UW Now Livestream.
National Nurses Week honoring retired nurses called back to work
WMTV nbc15.com | May 6, 2020
UW Health called on retired nurses to help answer the phones of the new COVID-19 hotline, including Beth Sommerfeldt ’81.
Maps provide zip code-level detail on risk of COVID-19 complications across Wisconsin
News – School of Medicine and Public Health | April 23, 2020
“Linking public health professionals and researchers is what we strive to do through WPHRN. Providing information to our members about this rich new resource developed by researchers and tailored to answering questions public health professionals have is one way we are trying to support the public health community during this pandemic and beyond.” —Susan Zahner, Wisconsin Public Health Research Network co-chair and associate dean for faculty affairs in the School of Nursing
Going the Extra Mile for Seniors
American Journal of Nursing | April 2020
Fifty years ago, Dwayne Dobschuetz earned his BSN from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, just a few years after the school opened its nursing program to men. But his path to nursing took a few detours, and he didn’t join the profession until 19 years later.
Wisconsin Nursing Board discusses possibilities to combat nursing shortage problem during pandemic
The Badger Herald | March 26, 2020
Due to the large inflow of patients infected with COVID-19, the Wisconsin Nursing Board took emergency measures to add retired nurses, nursing students close to graduation and nurses licensed in other states to hospitals. Dean of the University of Wisconsin Nursing School Linda Scott said in an email to the Herald, while these measures might help during the pandemic, they won’t solve Wisconsin’s nursing shortage — a persisting problem.
Wisconsin’s nursing shortage in the spotlight as hospitals face influx of COVID-19 cases
Wisconsin State Journal | March 26, 2020
The nursing shortage has been a historic problem, said Linda Scott, dean of UW–Madison’s School of Nursing. What’s particularly problematic in this case is that there aren’t enough nurses nor are there enough educators to train future nurses. And many of those educators will soon retire. Add in an aging society and the pandemic and it’s a new crisis for the nursing field.
Nurse of the Week: UW-Madison Nursing Student Marcela Hanson Crowdsources Childcare Help For Local Healthcare Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic
DailyNurse | March 25, 2020
Our Nurse of the Week is Marcela Hanson, a senior nursing student at the University of Wisconsin–Madison who used her time during the COVID-19 pandemic to help others. After being barred from all in-person healthcare settings, Hanson and other UW–Madison nursing students found a way to help their local healthcare professionals through crowdsourcing.
Barred From Clinic During The Pandemic, Nursing Students Find A Way To Help
Wisconsin Public Radio | March 20, 2020
“This has been something that they have worked hard for, and they want to be able to deliver the care that they’ve had the education for. We’re going to do everything possible to make sure that that happens.” —Linda Scott, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FAAN, dean and professor, UW–Madison School of Nursing
Only 1 in 5 board members are women at Wisconsin’s top 50 public companies, despite evidence that female leaders perform better
Green Bay Press Gazette | February 14, 2020
“The nursing lens has great relevancy in the board room because nurses are trained and expert at accepting the environment, working in teams, collaborating with others, and solving problems amid complexity.” —Laurie Benson, BSN, UW–Madison School of Nursing
NCAA awards $100,000 in research grants
NCAA.org | February 11, 2020
Five research teams will receive a total of $100,000 through the NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program, designed to enhance college athletes’ psychosocial well-being and mental health. Among the five is Data-driven “return to learn” support for concussed athletes, co-directed by Traci Snedden, PhD
An Education in Rural Health Care
Peninsula Pulse/Door County Pulse | January 23, 2020
“The collaborative spirit in the county and how people up here know each other—they just approach how they do things from that perspective.” —Peggy Zimdars, board of visitors, UW–Madison, School of Nursing
Nurse of the Week: Cassie Dietrick, Mother of Two, Overcomes Deployment to Afghanistan While Working Toward Nursing Degree
DailyNurse | January 22, 2020