Madison hopes to retain much needed nursing students with transfer agreements
Madison.com | November 17, 2022
With new transfer agreements in place between Madison Area Technical College (MATC) and local nursing schools, including the UW–Madison School of Nursing, associates degree level nurses graduating from MATC have a more streamlined path towards earning their bachelor’s degree. Linda D. Scott, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FAAN, dean of the School of Nursing, says that the partnership embodies the Wisconsin Idea by removing barriers to access and making the admissions process less complicated by guiding students through the requirements in their college careers. “As a result, students have the comfort of knowing if they have these elements in place, they will be accepted to UW–Madison,” Scott said.
Providers agree screening adults for anxiety is a good idea. But who would provide the mental health care?
Green Bay Press-Gazette | September 28, 2022
Wisconsin mental health care providers are applauding a recent national recommendation to add anxiety and depression screening to regular check-ups for adults. But how that would actually work — and whether follow-up care would be possible — is another matter. Dr. Pamela McGranahan, DNP, RN, weighs in on the pros and cons of the new recommendation from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force.
“I’m so lucky to do what I love”: UW Health nurse continues outreach work in Africa
WMTV NBC15 Madison | September 27, 2022
Nursing has taken Susan Gold ’91 around the globe and back again, upwards of 30 times. Now, her sights are set on an upcoming two-week humanitarian trip to Tanzania. The trip is focused on pediatric malnutrition and family planning where Gold will connect with 35 families alongside an African doctor and community health workers.
Pathway Health Aligns With the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing to Provide Geri-Res LTC Nurse Residency Program
Globe Newswire | August 25, 2022
Pathway Health, a leading health care consulting services, interim management, executive search and education company, announced it has entered a licensing agreement with the Center for Aging Research and Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing to incorporate and distribute the Geri-Res Long Term Care Nurse Residency Program through the Pathway Learning Network. The self-paced course curriculum offers essential training and a dual mentor/mentee curriculum for clinical coaches, registered nurses and licensed practical nurses.
Lack of nurse educators fuels Wisconsin’s nursing shortage
Cap Times | August 23, 2022
As the state and nation reckons with a shortage of nursing professionals, experts widely recommend one solution: Educate more students to become nurses. But nursing schools are facing another deficiency of their own — faculty shortages. Without enough teachers, nursing schools are unable to enroll more students, said Susan Zahner, associate dean for faculty affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Nursing. On top of that, classroom space is often limited due to budget constraints, and schools are struggling to provide enough clinical sites to train students.
Madison’s Top Nurses 2022
Madison Magazine | August 19, 2022
Madison Magazine named five School of Nursing alumni its Top Nurses of 2022, out of a total of six award winners. Nominated by peers and patients, the bi-annual award celebrates exceptional care in the areas of practice, innovation, and leadership in the Madison area.
Many of Wisconsin’s nursing students are hired months before they graduate as desperate need continues
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | April 25, 2022
In its most recent annual report, the Wisconsin Hospital Association declared the state’s nursing shortage had reached its “tipping point.” Hospitals were reporting vacancy rates for registered nurse positions more than twice as high in 2021 than in 2020, and turnover rates had also doubled. Registered nurses rank high among the state’s hottest jobs in a list compiled by the Department of Workforce Development of occupations with the highest projected growth, and employers are reaching out in increasing numbers to recruit nursing students.
As COVID-19 worsens nursing shortage, Madison hospitals, schools step up
Madison.com | April 4, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has led some nurses to retire early, find other work or join high-paying staffing agencies, exacerbating a nursing shortage in Wisconsin. David Wahlberg of the Wisconsin State Journal spoke with UW-Madison School of Nursing Dean Linda Scott, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FAAN, as well as leaders at other schools and hospitals, about what incentives and strategies they’re implementing to ease Wisconsin’s nursing shortage.
Wisconsin Hospital Association Reports Critical Shortage of Nurses
WGBA NBC26 Green Bay | March 22, 2022
The “Great Resignation” has created a shortage of health care workers across the state, according to the 2022 Health Care Workforce Report put out by the Wisconsin Hospital Association. NBC26 in Green Bay spoke with Dean Linda D. Scott, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FAAN, about the challenges that nurses are facing throughout the pandemic, and how it has affected the nursing workforce across the state of Wisconsin.