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Quality improvement science experts ensure incorporation of quality and safety at all levels of education

Published in Innovative Programs
New Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency increases impact, scope of unique Veterans' initiative, joins three other Veterans' health care initiatives
Sam Brown Bridge Builder Award recognizes development of interprofessional collaborations, campus partnerships
Published in Global Leadership
Parodi recognized for project involving U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force scientists
Published in Valuable Resources
Photojournalist turned U.S. Army nurse is shining example of School's commitment to providing quality health care for Veterans
Active duty U.S. airman relishing opportunity to pursue BSN degree at UAB School of Nursing
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
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.

Published in Global Leadership
Harper receives appointment to Department of Veterans Affairs' National Academic Affiliations Council
Published in Global Leadership
October 01, 2014

Raising suicide awareness

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.
Published in Innovative Programs
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.
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.
Published in Innovative Programs

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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UAB School of Nursing Professor Marie Bakitas has received a four-year, $720,000 grant from the American Cancer Society to study whether a phone-based palliative care intervention can help reduce access disparities for veterans, minorities and patients from rural areas who have advanced cancer.

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