Nov. 15, 2013
About 200 students came to campus on a Thursday night earlier this month to cheer on their peers at the Show and Tell, a student-organized talent show in its second year.
"This year we included a just-for-fun judging component to increase incentive to perform," says Laura Banks, a fourth-year nursing student involved with the two student groups that sponsored the event.
Oct. 18, 2013
Janet Pierce, DSN, APRN, CCRN, has been named the Christine A. Hartley Centennial Professor in Nursing at the University of Kansas School of Nursing.
"The appointment is being given to Pierce for her years of dedicated service to the KU School of Nursing, her record of research accomplishments and funding, and her demonstrated key role in student research mentoring and advising," said School of Nursing Dean Karen Miller in her announcement to faculty and staff. Read more.
Oct. 11, 2013
Two University of Kansas School of Nursing faculty members and a 1999 School of Nursing alum received awards during the 2013 KU Medical Center Alumni Reunion Weekend, held Oct. 4-5.
Recognized at a luncheon Friday with other KUMC award winners were School of Nursing clinical instructor Jill Peltzer, Ph.D., RN, APRN, and School of Nursing professor Janet D. Pierce, Ph.D., APRN, CCRN.
The KUMC Alumni Association selected and presented the awards at the luncheon, hosted by the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor.Read more.
Aug. 27, 2013
Before classes got underway, about 100 KU School of Nursing students volunteered their time during orientation week at area nonprofit agencies as part of Community Service Day, which included an estimated 340 University of Kansas Medical Center students.
School of Nursing students Jesi James and Susanna Greusel spent the Aug. 22 morning working inside a newly constructed tool shed at the Rosedale Development Association in Kansas City, Kan., hanging peg boards and installing racks.
"They asked what people wanted to do and we both like construction work so we chose this," says James, whose hometown is Easton, Kan. Greusel's from Leawood, Kan.
Meanwhile, the other volunteers at the site cleaned out a storage room that will be turned into a community bike station and sorted through tools and other items to be moved to the new shed. Read more.
Aug. 22, 2013
As the inventor of Superflab, a medical device used in radiology clinics across the country, Gene Feaster made a lasting improvement in the field of health care. As a University of Kansas alumnus who has made a $2 million gift to establish a professorship and two scholarships, he also has created a lasting legacy for KU students and faculty .
Of his gift, $1 million established the Ida Johnson Feaster Professorship in the KU School of Nursing. It is named for his late wife, who grew up on a ranch near Emporia and attended graduate school at KU. His gift also created two $500,000 endowed scholarship funds - one in nursing and the other in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Read more.
July 22, 2013
The National League for Nursing has designated the University of Kansas School of Nursing a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.
The announcement put the KU School of Nursing in an elite group of schools to have garnered the award since the group began the designation nine years ago. It's the first in the region and among only 26 schools to receive the COE designation. Read more.
June 26, 2013
A new telemedicine study led by University of Kansas School of Nursing researcher Carol Smith is investigating how iPad technology can be used to reduce intravenous blood stream infections in home health patients who suffer from severe digestive disorders.
The patients in the study receive life-sustaining nutrition directly into their bloodstream at home, with an intravenous blood infusion therapy called home parenteral nutrition (HPN). But complications include blood stream infections, and about a third of those with infections die.
The study is aimed at helping reduce infections and improve the lives for these patients as well as the family members who care for them at home. Read more.
June 24, 2013
Diane Ebbert, assistant professor at the University of Kansas School of Nursing, has been recognized for her excellence as a nurse practitioner by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
Ebbert is also director of Advanced Practice programs at the School of Nursing, on the faculty at KU School of Medicine, and maintains an active practice as a family nurse practitioner in the KU Department of Family Medicine.
Ebbert, Ph.D., APRN, FNP-B, won the State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence in Kansas from the AANP, which has about 155,000 nurse practitioner members. Ebbert was honored with other award recipients at the group's national conference June 19-23 in Las Vegas.
May 24, 2013
Several School of Nursing faculty members were honored at the annual Promotion and Tenure dinner May 23 on the University of Kansas Medical Center campus.
Diane Boyle, Ph.D., RN, was promoted to professor (previously tenured), and Nelda Nelda Godfrey, Ph.D., ARNP, BC, was promoted to clinical professor (full-time, non-tenure). Promoted to clinical assistant professor (full-time, non-tenure) were Nancy Barr, MS, RN; LaVerne Manos, DNP, RN-BC; Jill Peltzer, Ph.D., RN, APRN; JoAnn Peterson, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC; and Christina Phillips, DNP, APRN, FNP-C.
Newly promoted and tenured faculty were honored at the annual Promotion and Tenure dinner on the KUMC campus on Thursday, May 23.
May 19, 2013
The University of Kansas School of Nursing honored 229 graduates during its May 18 Recognition Ceremony at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan.
The ceremony recognized 127 students who graduated in May and 73 graduates from August and December 2012. May graduates included 127 students with Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees, 19 with master's degrees and seven with Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).
School of Nursing Dean Karen Miller told graduates at the ceremony, "You will have long careers in health care. We need each and every one of you."
Also at the ceremony, students and faculty received awards for their achievements during the academic year. Read more.
April 23, 2013
Ada Sue Hinshaw, the first director of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) at the National Institutes of Health, shared her insight and experience with faculty, staff and students during a two-day visit to the University of Kansas School of Nursing campus.
Hinshaw, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, known nationally for her contributions to nursing research, health policy and education leadership, spent April 18-19 at her alma mater. She spoke to a packed auditorium Friday, April 19, in her "Lessons from Legends" presentation, sponsored by Mary Anne Eisenbise as part of the Eisenbise Executive Development Series.
She led the National Institute of Nursing Research in its support of disease prevention, health promotion, acute and chronic illness, and the environments that enhance nursing patient care outcomes.
"She is a wonderful role model, and an inspiration to many of us," said Mary Gambino, director of Continuing Education for the KU School of Nursing and organizer of the development series presentation.