Dr. Susan Zahner, DrPH, RN, FAAN, and Dr. Barb Pinekenstein, DNP, RN-BC, FAAN, were awarded a grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program to support School of Nursing efforts in COVID-19 vaccination and education.
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.
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.
Clinical Professor Barb Pinekenstein ’73 has spent her career mentoring nurses and encouraging them to share their expertise at the highest level.