Improving forensic care for Indigenous survivors of sexual assault
Wisconsin Public Radio | December 10, 2021
According to the National Institute of Justice Journal, more than half of American Indian and Alaska Native women faced sexual violence or intimate partner violence in their lifetime. Wisconsin Public Radio spoke with two experts, School of Nursing alumnae Jeneile Luebke ’02, MSN’09, and Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu, PhD’06, about efforts to improve medical forensic care access and train health care providers.
Nurses don’t want to be hailed as ‘heroes’ during a pandemic
The Conversation | November 15, 2021
School of Nursing alumna Jessica Rainbow, PhD’18, and two of her colleagues at the University of Arizona study nurse well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. Across their studies, they have found that nurses are struggling and, without help from both the public and health care systems, they may leave nursing altogether. To help others understand nurses’ experiences, they shared five key takeaways from their studies.
Madison nursing schools can’t admit more students even as applications rise
WKOW.com | October 15 2021
“We still receive two to three applicants for every seat that we can admit. So, we turn away a number of qualified students because of that.” —Linda Scott, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FAAN, dean and professor, UW–Madison School of Nursing
Oregon’s Berkan balances ER nursing, family with Ironman
The Oregon Observer | September 8, 2021
“I like the team aspect of nursing and the physician collaboration with the emergency department. I don’t think you can find that in any other aspect of nursing.” —Becky Berkan ’03
Inject and Protect: Student helpers provide a shot in the arm for vaccination efforts
OnWisconsin | Summer 2021
“The students have been really engaged with the community. They’re so happy to be part of the pandemic recovery. It’s been kind of a profound experience for them. … It really embodies what they pictured being a nurse would be like.” —Jessica Coburn, clinical assistant professor, UW–Madison School of Nursing
UW-Madison commencement returns thousands of graduates to Camp Randall Stadium
Wisconsin State Journal |May 9, 2021
Representing the School of Nursing at UW-Madison’s commencement ceremony Saturday, Noor Bontz carried the school’s flag into Camp Randall Stadium. The past year has been rough, Bontz said, as she cared for vulnerable people, continued her education and supported her children learning from home. But when Provost Karl Scholz told the graduating crowd that “Noor helped treat the first and subsequent waves of COVID-19 cases,” her efforts were met with thousands of peers cheering in support.
The Black Voice | May 4, 2021
“The lack of representation in healthcare, the distrust between the Black community and healthcare providers is real. The lack of representation of Black women, especially, has definitely sparked my interest in just being able to increase the amount of positive interactions between providers and the Black community.” —Samone Hall, BSN student
Kevin Reilly: UW students delivering shots is practical patriotism
Wisconsin State Journal | April 20, 2021
“The person who had given me my shot was an undergraduate nursing student at UW-Madison. She was competent and caring. More important, she was donating her time to address the largest, deadliest public health challenge facing Wisconsin and the nation in a hundred years. She was contributing her energy and expertise to a vital national effort to protect the health and lives of her fellow citizens.” —Kevin Reilly, former president, University of Wisconsin System
Burned Out by COVID Caregiving, Health Care Workers Say It’s Time to Fix the System. Is Anyone Listening?
Health | March 1, 2021
What we are asking of health care professionals, in many contexts, is just not sustainable.” —Linsey Steege, PhD, Assoc. Professor, UW–Madison, School of Nursing
Celebrating CARDS 10-Year Anniversary Elevating the Community Voice
Morgridge Center for Public Service | February 2, 2021
The Community Advisors on Research Design and Strategies (CARDS®) recently celebrated a major milestone: their 10-year anniversary. CARDS is one of the stakeholder engagement services offered by the Wisconsin Network for Research Support (WINRS), based at the UW–Madison School of Nursing.
Nursing Homes And COVID-19
WORT FM Madison | February 11, 2021
Why were nursing homes hit so hard by COVID-19? Our guest Barbara Bowers, professor and associate dean for research in the School of Nursing at UW–Madison. Dr. Bowers describes the essence of nursing homes, what services they provide, why they didn’t anticipate and have contingencies for infectious outbreaks, and why nursing homes were so vulnerable when COVID first hit.
Inclusive Excellence Plan is Key to Fulfilling Higher Purpose
The Diversity Digest | Winter 2021
“As academic nurse leaders educating the next generation of nurse scientists, clinicians, policy makers, and educators, we share an urgent goal that requires strategy and planning to realize sustained progress.” —Linda Scott, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FAAN, dean and professor, UW–Madison School of Nursing
Know Your Madisonian: School district’s head nurse tackles COVID-19 with decades of experience
Wisconsin State Journal | January 23, 2021
“I always knew, from being a young person, I wanted to be a nurse and I wanted to work with children.” —Sally Zirbel-Donisch MSN ’87, head nurse, Madison School District