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.
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.
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.
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.
State Senator Jeanne Nicholson didn’t strictly transition from a 40-plus-year career in nursing to state politics. Rather, she says, “I brought nursing with me …I’m still in practice, but in a unique environment.”
The University of Colorado College of Nursing and the Colorado School of Public Health will share a $1.125 million federal grant to create a new interdisciplinary model to educate public health nursing students in the population health and management of chronic conditions.