“My goal is to implement an inpatient hospitalist clinical rotation for nurse practitioner students at Children’s Hospital Colorado’s main campus as well as several network of care satellite locations.”
In January, faculty, staff, students and clinical partners from the College of Nursing gathered for a full day retreat called “Liberating Structures.” Consultant Keith McCandless led the group through several exercises to help build creativity and vision for the college.
University of Colorado Hospital Center for Midwifery has been offering water births for the past 15 to 20 years, but when the Center for Midwifery opened in 2004 as a boutique midwifery practice promoting water births, more women began to see the appeal of easing their labor and delivery in the warm, calming waters of a pool.
The University of Colorado became proactive in responding to the nursing shortage and the closure of the geriatric nurse practitioner master’s degree option by revising the adult (ANP), family (FNP) and women’s health nurse practitioner (WHNP) specialty options to include more geriatric content.
The IHQSE is a partnership between the College of Nursing, School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado. The institute’s mission is to improve clinical outcomes and the patient experience across the campus’ multi-site care delivery system.
The College of Nursing bade farewell while celebrating two outstanding women whose careers focused on caring for children: Roxie Foster, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Lynn Gilbert, PhD, RN, PNP-C, FAAN. Together these nurse researchers' careers at the college spanned 40 years.