Native Hmong speakers, LGBTQ+ and nonbinary populations, Indigenous, Black, and Latinx communities, and victims of trauma and gender-based violence, while diverse among themselves, have one key thing in common: They are vastly underrepresented in scientific research and therefore underserved in health care. Luckily and notably, there is a wealth of innovative research currently underway by UW–Madison School of Nursing leaders to address these health inequities, and more.
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Pushing Boundaries Through Innovation and Research
Innovative research is essential to our educational mission to develop leaders for the profession and society. Making discoveries, enhancing systems, and improving health through research, education, and practice requires creative problem solving in every aspect of what we do.
As the leading nursing research institution in Wisconsin, the School of Nursing requires an equally innovative environment that stimulates productivity, creativity, connection, focus, and well-being. Signe Skott Cooper Hall, home to Badger nursing since 2014, stands as one of the most innovative and advanced teaching and academic research facilities in nursing across the nation.
More Spring 2022
As a senior in high school, Courtney Maurer ’12, DNP’21 thought about a range of careers, including journalism, psychology, and social work. But after seeing the way her grandmother was taken care of in hospice, she discovered her calling to work directly with patients as a nurse.
Meet Nancy Fraser Michalski ’82, the new chair of the Board of Visitors (BOV), and vice president of med legal services for Elevate Services.
Linda D. Scott, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FAAN, Dean and Professor, UW–Madison School of Nursing, will assume the role of President-Elect for the Academy. Inducted into the Academy in 2008, Dr. Scott previously served two terms on the Academy’s Board of Directors.
School of Nursing Receives Insight Into Diversity 2021 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award
The School of Nursing has been selected as a 2021 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award recipient by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.
Donors participate in the support and retention of the excellent faculty at the School of Nursing through endowed chairs and named professorships.
Three faculty members at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing have been recognized for their ongoing contributions and professional achievements in health care with elections into the National Academies of Practice (NAP) as Distinguished Nursing Fellows.
School of Nursing faculty discuss the broad reach of ageism, from health research to care provision, to health policy and funding decisions, to the dearth of providers specializing in older adult care.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison Nurses Alumni Organization (UW NAO) is proud to announce the 2021 NAO Alumni Awards recipients. Linda Kautza Procci ’72, MSN’74, PhD has received the 2021 Distinguished Achievement Award, and Emily Hansen Schumacher ’10, DNP’18, has received the 2021 Outstanding Badger Nurse Award.
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