Despite tornado warnings throughout the week, Friday, May 23, was gorgeous for convocation. This year the College of Nursing was proud to award degrees to 248 students. Within that number were 148 BS graduates, 69 MS graduates, 21 DNP graduates, and 10 PhD graduates.
The Research and Evidence-based Practice (E.B.P.) Symposium, a long-time University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) event, has had many ties with the CU College of Nursing over the years. For the symposium's 25th anniversary, several more College of Nursing alumni were recognized.
Several years ago, Alice Stephenson, BS '63, RN, PN, looked back over her career as a nurse and was grateful. She remembers her years in nursing school with pride and always felt good when someone noticed her CU School of Nursing pin.
Cheryl Krause-Parello studies animal-assisted intervention (AAI) and is founder and director of Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors (C-PAWW), a new initiative at the CU College of Nursing that supports military and veterans’ health and education in Colorado, with the aim of becoming the most military-supportive state in the country.