A new R01 project, “DHEA Augmentation of Musculoskeletal Adaptations to Exercise in Older Women,” led by CU College of Nursing Associate Professor Cathy Jankowski, PhD, FACSM, will attempt to show whether dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) will provide estrogenic and androgenic hormonal responses that will enhance the benefits of exercise on bone and muscle in postmenopausal women.
The California Dialysis Patient Safety Act (SB 349) aims to require a ratio of one registered nurse for every eight patients, reducing RN workload in hemodialysis treatment facilities by approximately four patients per nurse.
Undergraduate Honors student Alex David was among the hundreds of students and professionals to present research at the Western Institute of Nursing’s (WIN) 50th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference in April.
Dr. Amanda Nenaber, DNP, APRN, CCNS, ACNS-BC, was named the 2017 CNS of the Year by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS). Nenaber, who earned both her MS and DNP degrees from the CU College of Nursing, is the Transitions of Care Program Director at University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).
Jennifer Dailey-Vail, DNP, RN, WHNP-BC, led eight students on a study abroad trip to Quito, Ecuador last winter. “This is the first time these students, through the College of Nursing, have been able to earn degree program credit outside of the United States in the advanced practice curriculum.”
Aimee Techau, a master’s degree student in the CU College of Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program, has received a $10,000 substance abuse disorder grant from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the National Institute of Drug Abuse.
Endowed Pre-Doctoral Fellow in Psychiatric Nursing and PhD student Kristiana Avery, MS, APRN, PMHNP-BC, competed against doctoral students from across the Western region to be awarded $10,000 for the Sigma Theta Tau International/Western Institute of Nursing Research Grant. Her winning project will explore the diagnostic abilities of genetic allele variants in CACNA1C, the gene that encodes for calcium channels.
The Center for Midwifery (CFM) is in the process of expanding into Northern Colorado, opening a new location in Longmont in August 2017. Jessica Anderson, MSN, CNM, WHNP-BC, Senior Instructor, Center for Midwifery Director, says this is part of a longstanding goal to replicate the CFM and Anschutz Medical Campus model of "evidence-based care, alternative labor/birth options, family centered care, strong community partnerships, and solid collaboration with nursing and other provider groups" in other locations.
Among the hundreds who crossed a major life milestone at spring commencement on May 27, 2016, was Elaine Provancha, a former nursing student who was granted an honorary alumna award from the College of Nursing Alumni Association.
Kelsi Griffin, RN, a CON alumna and UCH pulmonary unit nurse, was recently granted the 2016 Magnet Nurse of the Year Award for Exemplary Professional Practice by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Hannah Osieczanek, the CON’s Student Ambassador for the traditional BS program, attended the 28th Annual Rocky Mountain Interprofessional Research & Evidence-Based Practice Symposium that took place April 14-15, 2016.
If students on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus found themselves ill before Sept. 15, 2015, they would have had to use the emergency room or find a provider on their own. But now, thanks to a collaboration of several campus partners, the Campus Health Center (CHC) is available on the second floor of the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center.