As a nursing doctoral candidate at the School of Nursing and member of the Rural Nurse Organization, Jennifer Kowalkowsi is not just aware of rural nursing preparedness and results, she is working to remedy that disparity with her research efforts.
This issue of ForwardNursing focuses on rural health care and highlights how the School of Nursing has responded to the complex health needs that characterize many parts of Wisconsin.
A winter immersion program for the School of Nursing’s Accelerated Bachelor of Nursing (ABSN) program shows students how nurses help build healthy communities in rural places. The school is committed to every student participating in a clinical focused on population health.
For two years, the Healthy Aging in Rural Towns (HeART) project has brought together coalitions from Iowa and Langlade counties and the city of Waupun with the School of Nursing’s Center for Aging Research and Education (CARE) to support rural aging-in-place.