This issue of ForwardNursing is dedicated to nurse advocacy and the breadth of circumstances in which nurses act on behalf of individuals, families, communities, populations, and health care providers themselves.
The pressures of the pandemic, which made nurses more visible than ever, are expected to make burnout worse. Nurses in the field and scholars in the School of Nursing are pushing for policy reforms, researching the root causes and effects of the critical issues facing the profession, and implementing new evidence-based tools to improve working conditions and patient outcomes.
The School of Nursing is making an impact with vaccination efforts throughout Wisconsin with the BN-CoVED initiative.
The pandemic has multiplied the challenges for long-term care. The research of Tonya Roberts, PhD, RN, Asst. Professor, School of Nursing, sheds light on those challenges and strategies that long-term care staff have employed to combat social isolation.
I write to you today knowing there are high emotions being felt by individuals and communities in response to the jury’s verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd. I feel it deeply myself.
UW–Madison School of Nursing students are giving the COVID-19 vaccine to teachers and other qualifying populations around the southern part of the state, to help with the massive task of vaccinating against the new virus that caused a global pandemic.
Chancellor Rebecca Blank, UW System interim President Tommy Thompson and Board of Regents President Andrew S. Petersen toured the vaccine clinic at the Nicholas Recreation Center on Tuesday, March 23, where School of Nursing faculty and students helped administer vaccines.
The Wisconsin Partnership Program has awarded a COVID-19 Response Grant to the UW–Madison School of Nursing to help support vaccination efforts in Wisconsin.
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.
A conversation with Shawn Waldron ’12, who currently works at the McMurdo Station medical center in Antarctica as its COVID-19 medical risk manager.