From providing tests and contact tracing, to administering patient care and leading interdisciplinary teams, nurses and midwives have been essential to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic response. Profiles of five School of Nursing alumni Illustrate their unique roles, challenges, and how Badger nurses change lives.
When pandemics hit, nurses are at the forefront. With expertise in epidemiology and public health, they also improve care, give people tools to protect themselves, and help policymakers understand why some can’t always take those steps.
Nurses are uniquely positioned to improve population health by using their training, knowledge, and theories to educate people on the important connection between person and place.
The School of Nursing appointed seven new tenure track and clinical faculty members for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Before she passed away, School of Nursing alumna Nancy Seegers Schaper donated her nursing pin back to the School with instructions to pass it on to a deserving nurse who both emulated the Wisconsin Idea and had an infectious passion for nursing. Laura Block, a 2020 graduate, received Schaper’s pin this past May.
News from Badger nurses, first responders during the pandemic.
Barbara Abrams ’69 generously established the Barbara Leadholm Abrams Community Mental Health Research Fund at the School of Nursing. The Abrams Research Fund will in large part support the work of Professor Earlise Ward, PhD.
Assistant Professor Traci Snedden, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, CNE, has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant.
This issue of ForwardNursing is a celebration of nursing and the legacy of Florence Nightingale. It features Badger nurses who change lives through research, education, practice, advocacy, volunteerism, policy making, and more.
A message from Dean Linda D. Scott to the Winter 2020 graduates of the UW–Madison School of Nursing.