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. While nurses and midwives have always been at the core of the health care workforce, their heroic actions during the pandemic have garnered attention around the globe. It seems only fitting that this is occurring during “The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.”
Get the latest in research, education, and practice from the School of Nursing, meet the people leading the way, and celebrate the impact of alumni across the state and around the world. ForwardNursing brings you meaningful stories about and for people working to promote health and advance healthcare.
Reflections on The New Age of Nursing
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.
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.
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.
More Fall 2020
News from Badger nurses, first responders during the pandemic.
Dean Linda D. Scott, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FAAN, has been honored with election into the National Academies of Practice and also with the Pioneering Spirit Award from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
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.
Barbara Abrams ’69 generously established the Barbara Leadholm Abrams Community Mental Health Research Fund at the School of Nursing.
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.
The School of Nursing has added two new online specialty tracks to the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. In addition to five existing specialties, these advanced nursing practice DNP tracks in either Population Health or Systems Leadership and Innovation create options for nurses to advance their careers.
A grant from the esteemed Helene Fuld Health Trust will make a significant impact on scholarship opportunities for students pursuing a degree within the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing.
For Hanna Nichole Braaten, a senior in the School of Nursing’s bachelor of science in nursing program, mental health self-care comes in the form of creating art. The aspiring pediatric nurse practitioner uses various art forms for self-expression, stress management, and education. Her latest project, The Intricacies of Nursing, tells the story of her nursing school journey through stitch art.