Other Side of the Door

A winter immersion program for the School of Nursing’s Accelerated Bachelor of Nursing (ABSN) program shows students how nurses help build healthy communities in rural places. The school is committed to every student participating in a clinical focused on population health.

Q&A: Nancy Kaufman ’71 and Jessica Kendall ’14

The UW Nurses Alumni Organization (NAO) salutes alumni each year who have made significant contributions to the nursing profession. The most recent winners—Nancy Kaufman ’71, who received the Distinguished Achievement Award, and Jessica Kendall ‘14, who received the Outstanding Badger Nursing Award—both give their time and talent to the School and are members of NAO and the Badger Nurse Network.

Collaboration is Key for New UW CIPE Director

As the new director of the independent UW–Madison Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, Dr. Hossein Khalili is motivated by the opportunity to improve health outcomes through collaboration across health professions by providing UW health sciences students with team-based learning and practice.

New Textbook Aims to Close Gaps in LGBTQ Health Curriculum in Medical Schools

UW staff members helped create a new textbook designed to close gaps in knowledge about LGBTQ health. Diversity Officer for the School of Nursing Mel Freitag explains why gaps still exist for LGBTQ health curriculum and how the School of Nursing’s LGBTQ+ Health Summit helps educate providers.

Giving Young Cancer Patients A Voice

Using the same technology that helps us stay socially connected, Kitty Montgomery, a new assistant professor at the School of Nursing and member of the UW Carbone Cancer Center, studies how the symptoms of pediatric patients with advanced cancers change over time. In doing so, she and her research team help young patients find their voices and communicate their experiences during a vulnerable time.

New UW–Madison Planetary Health Scholars Program Creates Synergy for a Healthier Future

Among the Spring 2020 Planetary Health Scholars is Jessica LeClair, a DNP student and clinical faculty member at the School of Nursing, with her advisor, Prof. Susan Zahner. The Planetary Health Graduate Scholarship program explores how humans are changing the planet and the health consequences of those choices.