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September 27, 2017

Creating reliable exams

October 27, School hosting mini-conference on test construction and analysis for nurse educators
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Poe, Polancich poster presentation shines spotlight on UAB Nursing Partnership at QSEN National Forum
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Kirklin Institute internship preparing PhD student Vo to be research nursing leader
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Cited for innovative and flexible academic programs, student engagement and community involvement
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Version of TV game show helps psych mental health NP students learn psychopharmacology content
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Experiences abroad help Nieuwenhuys, Strawn suceed in School's accelerated master's curriculum
Unique approach to community health clinicals enhances meaning, creativity
School partners with One Roof for annual Point in Time homeless community census
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Two-time graduate makes her mark at nation's premier nursing informatics gathering
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Publication, co-authored by fellow UAB School of Nursing faculty and alumna, offers innovative approaches to nursing education that can significantly impact disaster responses
Goal of research project is to guide development of future cognitive interventions for breast cancer survivors
Transition to ApplyYourself (AY) begins May 2016
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Made transition from resident in the School to VA co-director in less than three years
Strong relationships producing health care professionals who are well prepared to identify and care for veterans wherever they are
Sessions help increase knowledge base, student confidence
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Associate professor working to enhance use of unique collection in School of Nursing curricula
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First-time ever U.S. News has ranked DNP Programs; Two master's specialties also ranked
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Nurse practitioner, 2015 MSN graduate achieving career goal with work in rural health care
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Three nurse-managed clinics provide care for those with diabetes and heart failure, and Veterans with mental health needs
Students receive important hands-on training in fun, safe setting
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Bonner, Pickett invited to speak at Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetists gathering
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Seven among those receiving 2015-2016 scholarship awards
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Spring 2015 DNP graduate is published, makes first podium presentation
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Students showcase service learning projects at UAB Fall Expo
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Veterans come with unique backgrounds and needs, and it is imperative that nurses are adequately prepared to care for Veteran patients and their families
Hacettepe University is a distinguished, highly advanced, research-based institution in the heart of Ankara, Turkey, and much like UAB, it educates many of the country’s nursing leaders

Fond remembrances of chemotherapy nurses makes 15-year-old Pell City High School student want to become one
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Alumna attributes her success to mentor Dr. Jacqueline Moss, who played a tremendous role in helping her find this path

Palmer Carrier, CNA Insurance doctoral fellowships provide $10,000 in education support
Recognized for his willingness to help other students and his outstanding publication and presentation record

Selection based upon activism, scholarly research and commitment to community outreach
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Newest results show UAB School of Nursing is most successful prelicensure program of its size in Alabama
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AMNP was the best route because he already had a bachelor’s and master’s in athletic training and didn’t want to go back to school for another two or three years to get a bachelor’s degree in nursing
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Growing up in rural Alabama Shameka Rodgers saw the effect a lack of health care access, education had on her community and made UAB her first and only choice for a nursing education she will take back home to help others
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Erin Gockle was a Peace Corps Fellow while earning her BSN and now is an MSN student in the School's Graduate Nursing Education Primary Care Scholars initiative
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Cites unique specialty, affordability, outstanding faculty as reasons for pursuing two doctoral degrees
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Three nurse-managed clinics provide care for those with diabetes and heart failure, and Veterans with mental health needs
Experience in clinical practice, global health as a Fulbright Senior Specialist has provided basis for teaching innovations

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Recognized for demonstrating innovative, sustained relationship and for demonstrating positive, measurable outcomes
Swiger's work was inspired by the teamwork she saw when she was in Baghdad, Iraq, as part of a Deployed Combat Casualty Research Team
The two are among 46 nurses around the country to receive a prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program award this year

Holiday celebrations can be overwhelming for those with memory loss but dementia-care expert Rita Jablonski-Jaudon is presenting tips on creating dementia-friendly family holidays
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Scholars receive financial, educational support to pursue training in cancer disparities research, mentoring from preeminent researchers including Karen Meneses

UAB School of Nursing ranked number 17 in the nation in the “Top 50 Best Value BSN Programs of 2015” and number 27 in the nation in the “Top 50 Best Value RN to BSN Programs of 2015” by valuecolleges.com.
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September 16, 2015

PATH Clinic has new home

UAB School of Nursing’s PATH Clinic serves vulnerable populations with diabetes
UAB School of Nursing alumna Carol Ratcliffe credited by NBNA for outstanding contributions to professional and patient education
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BSN curriculum includes personal leadership course to help students learn how to effectively work together, features service-learning project
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Provides pre-doctoral scholars with financial support and career development skills building in breast cancer survivorship
Chris Rhodes named Chair-Elect of American Nurses’ Association National Nominations and Elections Committee
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Award provides for the development of a culturally relevant intervention to help family caregivers of patients with advanced cancer in the rural south
Nurse Practitioner students learn eye exam skills through interprofessional partnership with UAB School of Optometry
The UAB School of Nursing is one of nine WHO Collaborating Centers in Nursing in the United States and one of 43 in the world.
Both professors were selected for influencing the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner specialization for the better
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The award provides Timiya Nolan with support as she enters the dissertation phase of her studies
UAB School of Nursing AMNP students say poverty simulations are an eye-opening experience that will improve patient care
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Since 2009, the UAB School has had a formal partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs through what is now called the VA Nursing Academic Partnership to help improve health care for Veterans and their families. Its success has led to the expansion of additional education, research and clinical practice initiatives, all aimed at bettering the lives of America's heroes.

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Community Health Nursing students detail experiences with School's partner agencies and findings on nurses' role in the community 
Growth in students and research brings new senior faculty and new graduate program leaders, keys in fulfilling strategic priorities
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Dean credits great team work by faculty, staff, students, alumni as key to significant rise, will continue momentum in serving Alabama and beyond
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Pauline Swiger’s work collecting trauma data during her most recent deployment to Baghdad sets her on a course researching quality improvement
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Honored for bridging CNL education, practice; leadership through innovative collaboration with education, practice to improve patient care quality

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Leadership Practices for Quality and Safety, for early and mid-career nurse leaders, enhances leadership practices for quality, safety improvement
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Comprehensive two-day orientation introduces incoming master’s students to UAB School of Nursing and University

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Grant helps The Foundry support Oasis Produce Pantry Food Truck, bring nursing students to teach nutrition in low-income Birmingham suburb
Deborah Trautman meets with UAB and Birmingham VA Medical Center representatives to learn more about VA Nursing Academic Partnership
UAB School of Nursing is offering a free online course for health care providers on what they need to know about the Ebola virus
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The UAB School of Nursing is leading the way in the campus-wide transition to a new learning management system for distance-accessible courses. The University made the switch to Canvas based on the School's successful pilot run in fall 2013.


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Diabetes is an enormous problem in Alabama, but a UAB School of Nursing-managed post-discharge diabetes clinic is making the difference for hundreds of uninsured patients.

Doctor of Nursing Practice students in the UAB School of Nursing are encouraged to think outside the box and set a course to become nursing and health care leaders.
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October 01, 2014

Eye-opening research

Rosetta Norman never thought she would end up with a passion for research or taking care of adults. The second-semester BSN student plans to be a NICU nurse once she graduates, but joining a faculty member’s research team has opened her eyes to more career possibilities and might just change her mind about the age of her patients.
Imagine being discharged from the hospital knowing you suffer from heart failure, and you have no access to continuing outpatient care. What do you do when you’re in trouble—go to the emergency room, get readmitted, or worse, do nothing? It’s a recipe for a vicious cycle that could have disastrous outcomes.
October 01, 2014

Real-world preparation

To strengthen teamwork and communication among disciplines, the UAB Schools of Nursing, Medicine and Health Professions are collaborating to offer immersive interprofessional simulation training, allowing students from different disciplines to work together in high-stress medical simulations before they enter the workforce.  
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The suicide rate among both male and female U.S. Veterans is soaring, according to recent reports. That trend, coupled with the personal experiences of their colleagues, convinced members of the UAB School of Nursing’s Student Nurses Association to take a proactive role in raising awareness of this growing national issue.
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Using a four-year, $1 million gift from The Daniel Foundation of Alabama, the UAB School of Nursing is creating a far-reaching program designed to open up more health care access in medically underserved rural Alabama.
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September 30, 2014

New wounds, new approach

The UAB School of Nursing and Birmingham VA Medical Center are again expanding their 43-year-old partnership and the focus on Veterans' mental health needs.
September 30, 2014

Nursing without walls

Nursing without walls—delivering quality care to populations how, when and where they need, and caring for their unique needs without traditional encumbrances—has become the essence of nursing that is practiced, taught and studied at the UAB School of Nursing.
Somerall is track coordinator for the Family Nurse Practitioner Program
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The UAB School of Dentistry, in partnership with the UAB schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Optometry, received a $150,000 renewal grant through the DentaQuest Foundation to train professional students to work collaboratively and recognize when they should make referrals to other professions.
Suzie Miltner, an assistant professor in the UAB School of Nursing is passionate about veteran’s health care, and she has a personal understanding of what veterans need. She came to UAB to do a postdoctoral fellowship as a VA National Quality Scholar (VAQS). Today she is researching quality improvement initiatives for America’s veterans.
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Served as an environmental conservation volunteer in the South American nation of Paraguay

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School of Nursing has received a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the Health Services Resources Administration to develop a program to help veterans with military medical experience more easily transition into the nursing profession.

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Deuk Kyung Kim and Seung Min-Lee, nursing students from Wonju College of Medicine, at Yonsei University, South Korea, participated in a competitive two-week exchange program at the UAB School of Nursing.  The students worked closely with mentor Dr. Youngshook Han from February 3 until February 14.
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The UAB Student Nursing Association has received the Outstanding Breakthrough to Nursing Project for their biannual "Day in the Life" program from the Alabama Association of Nursing Students (AANS).

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More than 500 volunteers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry, the UAB School of Nursing, Cahaba Valley Health Care, and other local dentists, health agencies and companies cared for more than 350 people today as part of the first UAB Dentistry Cares Community Day.

Olivia Bahemuka, a third semester DNP student and native of Uganda, is one of 20 health professionals participating in this yearlong fellowship 

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VA Nursing Academy provides focused, intense education to help serve the health care needs of Veterans, other patients

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The two years Andrea Torre spent in Zambia's Dimbwe Village changed her life and now she is learning the skills she needs to change the lives of others

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The UAB School of Nursing has received four grants totaling $3.1 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to fund graduate student studies that will help put hundreds of advanced practice nurses and nursing faculty into the Alabama workforce over the next four years.
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The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing has received a three-year, $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to help put more psychiatric nurse practitioners into the workforce, and for interprofessional education for both nurse practitioners and health informatics professionals in the use of technology to manage psychiatric conditions.
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The UAB School of Nursing has received a three-year, $1.4-million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to develop and implement an innovative interprofessional collaborative health-care practice model that improves quality of care and outcomes for underserved patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions.
April 05, 2012

Global Classroom

Promoting Enhanced Research Capacity for Global Health (PERC) was funded by a challenge grant from The Fogarty International Center of The National Institutes of Health
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