Media Mentions

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News Coverage of the School of Nursing

NCAA awards $100,000 in research grants

Five research teams will receive a total of $100,000 through the NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program, designed to enhance college athletes’ psychosocial well-being and mental health. Among the five is Data-driven “return to learn” support for concussed athletes, co-directed by Traci Snedden, PhD

1/23/2020 Peninsula Pulse/Door County Pulse
An Education in Rural Health Care

“The collaborative spirit in the county and how people up here know each other—they just approach how they do things from that perspective.” —Peggy Zimdars, board of visitors, UW–Madison, School of Nursing

1/22/2020 DailyNurse
Nurse of the Week: Cassie Dietrick, Mother of Two, Overcomes Deployment to Afghanistan While Working Toward Nursing Degree

12/14/2019 Wisconsin State Journal
2 kids, 2 jobs, a deployment to Afghanistan. That didn’t keep her from a UW-Madison degree

The flexibility of the school’s online nursing program is ideal for nontraditional students such as Dietrick, who came to UW-Madison last spring with an associate’s nursing degree, a full-time job at St. Mary’s Hospital, a part-time job with the Wisconsin Air National Guard and two young children in tow.

Notable grads: winter commencement 2019

Cassie Dietrick, of DeForest, Wisconsin, kept her schooling going through challenging circumstances. While deployed to Afghanistan as a tech sergeant in the Wisconsin Air National Guard from July to November of this year, Dietrick completed five courses through BSN@Home. While studying in Afghanistan, Dietrick performed maintenance on a flight line seven days a week for 12-hour shifts. Back home, she’s the mother of two young children and volunteers as a Basic Life Support instructor for the Air Force Base at Truax Field in Madison. After graduation, Dietrick will continue working as a nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison.

11/29/19  Movement is Life Podcast
The increasing role of nurse practitioners in reducing health disparities. Featuring Mary Behrens, SoN alumna and member, Board of Visitors.

Working in Wyoming where there are only two humans per square mile (on average), nurse practitioner Mary Behrens, MS, FNP-BC, FAANP provides vital health care capacity to mainly rural populations. In this podcast she describes the role of the nurse practitioner, a discipline that is growing rapidly.

Monroe Clinic hosts UW–Madison chancellor, Wisconsin Legislature

The trip to Monroe Clinic’s main campus was an opportunity to celebrate Monroe Clinic’s collaboration with UW-Madison on the Rural Placement Program for nurse practitioner and doctor of nursing practice students. … The number of former Rural Placement Program students working at Monroe Clinic accounts for 25% of Monroe Clinic’s total APP [advanced practice providers] workforce.

11/26/19  News 8 Lacrosse
University symposium highlights jobs in rural healthcare

11/24/19 The Washington Post
Hospital alarms prove a noisy misery for patients: ‘I feel like I’m in jail.’

“They’re loud. For some patients, it’s frightening. They don’t know where it’s coming from. It’s a source of irritation.” —Barbara King, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, FAAN, Assoc. Professor and Center for Aging Research & Education Director, UW–Madison, School of Nursing

11/8/19 On Wisconsin
Why I Became a Nurse

“I was always interested in health science, but there was a moment in the hospital where I looked at what the nurses were doing and how they were caring for my son and our family.” —Elizabeth Arth ’19, BSN, UW–Madison, School of Nursing

10/13/19 The Washington Post
Overzealous in preventing falls, hospitals are producing an ‘epidemic of immobility’ in elderly patients

“If we think that a patient walking is a patient who will fall, we have to shift that culture.” —Barbara King, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, FAAN, Assoc. Professor and Center for Aging Research & Education Director, UW–Madison, School of Nursing

10/7/19 UW News
UW–Madison merits silver rating in first sustainability assessment

“The School of Nursing, for example, regularly engages the students in discussions about climate justice and environmental stewardship. I know that Linda Scott, who is dean of the Nursing School, has been particularly proud to hear from clinical sites that our students are coming in and educating the professionals at those sites about sustainable practices.” — Chancellor Rebecca Blank, UW–Madison

8/17/19 Wisconsin State Journal
Know Your Madisonian: Singing nurse meets patients where they are emotionally

“I think I’ve gotten a lot more out of my job than I’ve ever given to any of my patients. I see some of the strongest, most beautiful people in the entire world every single day, and I get to take care of them.” Bridget Ravis, BSN UW–Madison

8/15/19 Antigo Times
Building a Healthier Langlade County has recently received a 2.5 year grant

8/12/19 Madison365
Catalyst for Change: Rachel Azanleko-Akouete on a Mission to Eliminate Racial Health Disparities

“As a black woman, college-educated, and middle-income, the birth outcomes are still comparable to a white woman who is not college-educated and who is low-income. That disparity is really sad.”—Rachel Azanleko-Akouete, MPH, BSN UW–Madison

7/19/19 Quartz
Excluding minorities from Alzheimer’s research is wrong—and it’s keeping us from finding a cure

“We see if we can connect people to existing resources that may put them in a better social situation.”Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, PhD, RN, Asst. Professor, UW–Madison, School of Nursing

7/12/19 WPR
How Early Trauma Can Affect Youth Later in Life

With Pam McGranahan, DNP, RN, Clinical Asst. Professor & DNP Program Director, UW–Madison, School of Nursing

7/8/19 WPR
Shedding Light on Concussions in Women’s Soccer

With Traci Snedden, PHD, RN, CPNP, CNE, Asst. Professor, UW–Madison, School of Nursing

6/28/19 USA Today Opinion
For real equity in women’s soccer, let’s talk about concussion injury

By Traci Snedden, PHD, RN, CPNP, CNE, Asst. Professor, UW–Madison, School of Nursing

6/3/19 Wisconsin Nurses Association
Future Nursing Leader Award – Elizabeth Alleman

5/21/19 The Swaddle
Stressed Parents Make Unhealthy Food Choices for Children

5/20/19 WPR
‘I Needed a Drink When I Got Home’ Nurses turn to alcohol to cope with stress of the job

“We’re nurses, we are like the postal service, we’re here no matter what for you at your time of need. And they are and that’s great, but it’s a double-edged sword.”Linsey Steege, PhD, Assoc. Professor, UW–Madison, School of Nursing

5/13/19 Poynter
There are three nurses for every doctor in the U.S. But nurses appear as sources in only 2% of health care stories

“There’s no way to have this conversation without calling out the elephant in the room — that this is a female-dominated profession.” Gina Bryan, DNP, RN, Clinical Professor, UW–Madison, School of Nursing

5/3/19 NBC15
Making a Difference: Students provide “A Moment of Magic” for critically ill kids