Doctoral student Maichou Lor, MS’12, RN, was named one of the Patricia G. Archbold Scholars for 2013–2015 by the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE). She and nine other scholars from academic settings across the United States were chosen for this honor.
Earlise Ward, PhD, LP, has been promoted to the position of associate professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing. She joined the school as a faculty member in the fall of 2007. Her research centers on mental health treatment for older underserved populations.
Vivian M. Littlefield, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean emerita of the UW–Madison School of Nursing and former national chair of nursing for the American Red Cross, has been awarded the prestigious Florence Nightingale Medal by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva. She is one of thirty-two nurses from sixteen countries who have been awarded this honor in 2013.
For older adults admitted to the hospital, whether they’re able to walk and remain independent when they’re discharged may all depend on the nurse they get, according to a new study in the International Journal of Nursing Studies by UW–Madison School of Nursing research faculty Barbara King and Barbara Bowers.
On May 6, 2013, at the UW–Madison School of Nursing, the Nurses’ Alumni Organization (NAO) honored four graduating seniors at its “Senior Send-Off Day” by awarding each with the school’s coveted nursing pin. Awardees are Robert Monien, Tsering Lhamo, Erica Stenglein, and Natalie Bellacero (not pictured).
The UW–Madison School of Nursing ‘s own Patricia Brennan, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, Lillian L. Moehlman-Bascom Professor of Nursing and Industrial Engineering, will co-host the 2013 National Nurses Week Webinar, “Innovation in Nursing Practice: Are You Leading the Charge?,” with ANA past-president Barbara Blakeney. It will be held Thursday, May 9, from 1:00–2:00 p.m. (ET)
On April 17, 2013, Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi received the Graduate Student Peer Mentor Award at a ceremony held at the University Club on the UW–Madison campus. Nominated by her colleagues, she was selected by the Multicultural Graduate Network (MGN), the Graduate Student Collaborative (GSC), and the UW–Madison Graduate School to be recognized for her accomplishments as a peer mentor.
The fifteenth annual University of Wisconsin–Madison Undergraduate Symposium, held April 18, 2013, at Union South, celebrated student achievement through research, creative endeavor, and service learning. This year, a record number thirty-seven students from the School of Nursing participated.