Despite Julianna Manske’s years as a nurse educator and acute care outpatient oncology nurse, she was overwhelmed in 2016 when she became a frontline public health nurse in suburban Milwaukee. The local health department, Manske, MSN, RN, OCN, quickly learned, is where residents turn for answers to all manner of health-related questions, ranging from how to avoid the stomach bug circulating the schools to how to handle a dog bite to the risks of long-term radon exposure.
Three faculty members at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing have been recognized for their ongoing contributions and professional achievements in health care with elections into the National Academies of Practice (NAP) as Distinguished Nursing Fellows.
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.
Among the Spring 2020 Planetary Health Scholars is Jessica LeClair, a DNP student and clinical faculty member at the School of Nursing, with her advisor, Prof. Susan Zahner. The Planetary Health Graduate Scholarship program explores how humans are changing the planet and the health consequences of those choices.
As a student Theresa Watts, PhD ’19, had questions. When UW–Madison let her look for answers, she found some. Now the New York Native wants to use her PhD to find solutions to vexing public health problems and to eliminate health disparities.