Opinion | By Sarah Endicott DNP ’13 While there is no single solution to the problem of increasing access to high quality health care, there are answers. One is to allow advanced practice registered nurses to practice to the full extent of their education, training and experience.
While student-alumni connections are a valuable part of the BNN, the network is not just for practicing nurses. Whether you’re practicing, retired, or pursuing a different profession, the Badger Nurse Network needs your feedback on how your nursing education has contributed to your professional and personal development.
The opioid epidemic continues to claim lives, disrupt families and challenge communities, but nurses are hardly standing idly by. In many settings, they are creating solutions, implementing new programs, and driving change for nurses, patients, health systems and communities.
A new study of students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison finds the university’s Division I athletes in enviable psychological shape—reporting a level of mental well-being far above their non-athlete classmates.That’s a bit of a surprise to Traci Snedden, the UW–Madison professor of nursing who led the study, which was published by the American Journal of Health Promotion.
Linsey Steege, UW–Madison School of Nursing professor, is using activity trackers on nurses to uncover important data about what causes fatigue in the work environment and what health systems can do to minimize its impact.
After working on it for 20 years, Brink will earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing from UW–Madison. “There was no way I was not going to finish that degree.”
Clinical Professor Barb Pinekenstein ’73 has spent her career mentoring nurses and encouraging them to share their expertise at the highest level.
Dr. Barbara J. Bowers and her team aim to reduce staff attrition and elevate practice perceptions with Geri-Res, an online long-term care nurse residency program.