For the second straight year, the UW–Madison School of Nursing has been selected as a 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.
To Serve is to Transform
Nurses work with communities instead of for them. Vulnerability, saying you don’t know, staying curious, keeping it real, learning from mistakes, and accepting progress not perfection is where both individual and collective healing begins.
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.
Building a Strong Mind, Body, and Spirit Together Through the Native Nations Nursing Summit
The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing is proud to partner with the Ho-Chunk Nation to co-host the fifth annual Native Nations Nursing Summit in Baraboo, WI, on November 15 as part of an ongoing effort to increase the number of Native nurses in Wisconsin, and to address the unique public health needs of Wisconsin Native communities.
Hundreds Attend Inaugural LGBTQ+ Health Summit
The School of Nursing’s first annual LGBTQ+ Health Summit aimed to educate current and future providers to provide better care for LGBTQ+ patient populations as well as to inform community members about this population’s unique healthcare needs.
First Students Graduate from Native American Recruitment and Retention Program
Just two years after launching a new project designed to increase the number of Native American nurses in the workforce, the School of Nursing has graduated two students, Brianna Boston-Kemple and Alexandra DeSautel, from the Success Through Recruitment/Retention, Engagement, and Mentorship (STREAM) program.
Recruiting Native Nurses, Improving Native Health Through the Native Nations Nursing Summit
The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing is one of several organizations hosting a one-day Native Nations Nursing Summit in Menominee as part of an ongoing effort to increase the number of Native nurses in Wisconsin, particularly in American Indian communities. Currently, Native American populations experience significant health disparities compared to the U.S. population as a whole.
Comic Nurse Brings Graphic Medicine to UW-Madison
On April 11, 2018, UW-Madison will host MK Czerwiec, AKA “Comic Nurse” as part of the Applied Comics Kitchen Borghesi Mellon Workshop Series. Czerwiec is the Artist in Residence at the Northwestern Feinberg School of …
Conference Highlights Connection Between Improved Health and a Diversified Workforce
The 2nd Nursing Workforce Diversity Conference on February 7, 2018, explored ways to deliver more culturally congruent care, strategies for employers that want to recruit and retain diverse nurses, and how the school’s holistic admissions process will diversify future nursing classes. A career fair connected students and job-seeking nurses with more than 20 area employers and community organizations that are actively hiring.