Kathy Magilvy, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Ernestine Kotthoff-Burnell, PhD, APRN, FAANP, from the college participated in the exchange agreement between our sister school, Yamagata Prefectural University of Health Sciences Department of Nursing in Japan, and the University of Colorado College of Nursing.
John Welton, PhD, RN, Senior Scientist in Health Systems Research and Director of the Colorado Collaborative for Nursing Research (CCNR), will assume the role of Director of the PhD Program effective immediately.
As a PNP working in an elementary school-based health clinic (SBHC), I care for an ever-growing number of children with increased BMIs (>85%). Despite my knowledge of the importance of the problem, my engaging conversational style, and my endless supply of 5-2-1-0 handouts, I became frustrated with my inability to make much improvement.
The University of Colorado College of Nursing is currently implementing a three-year $743,000 Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) training grant from the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment at SAMHSA, which aims to train current and future nurses to recognize at-risk and harmful substance use in patients before the problems become more serious.