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News 2013


More information on two current projects:

 Indentify, Recruit, and Retain Nurse Educators logo
Identifying, Recruiting & Retaining Nurse Educators in Wisconsin
funded by University of Wisconsin System Growth Agenda for Wisconsin Grants Program, 2013-2014

UW System logo
UW-System Incentive Grant Award, 2013 - 2015
UW-Eau Claire (lead), UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Oshkosh nursing programs

Graduation HatCommencement and Convocation
December 24, 2013
Candidates from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences received their degrees during the 9 a.m. commencement ceremony held December 21st. Seventy-nine students from both the traditional BSN program at Eau Claire and Marshfield and students from the BSN Completion Program participated in the graduation and convocation.

Students at ConferencStudents Present at Health Disparities Conference
November 21, 2013
Three nursing students and one biology student presented at the 7th Annual Health Disparities Conference held in St. Thomas, VI during November 14-17.

Mary CanalesNursing Professor Collaborates with Community and Students on Food Security Issue
November 15, 2013
Dr. Mary Canales and students have collaborated with area agencies on research aimed at better understanding the effects of food insecurity on local residents.

Lorin DivineStudent Takes Nontraditional Route to BSN Degree
November 15, 2013
Lorin T. Divine, a non-traditional nursing student at UW-Eau Claire College of Nursing,is highlighted in a Wisconsin Center for Nursing Stellar Student article.

China wallGlobal Understanding and Partnerships in China
November 12, 2013
Two students, from UW-Eau Claire's doctor of nursing practice program will present "Moving UW-Eau Claire Nursing Toward Global Understanding and Partnerships in China" from 5-6 p.m. Nov. 12 in Room 119A of the Nursing Building.

UW SystemCollege to Lead Multi-Million Dollar Project to Increase Number of Nurse Educators
November 4, 2013
An initiative to increase the number of nurses in Wisconsin — led by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in collaboration with UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee and UW Oshkosh — has received funding through a newly created UW System incentive grant program. The nursing initiative was awarded $3.2 million to increase the number of nursing faculty and support nursing enrollments at the four participating UW System campuses and to mitigate projections for unprecedented shortages of registered nurses in Wisconsin.

suitcaseClinical Partnership Day, Friday, October 4th
September 30, 2013
Clinical Partnership Day is an opportunity for the representatives of clinical agencies and UW-Eau Claire Department of Nursing faculty to celebrate our partnership in preparing undergraduate and graduate nursing students for the future. Participants gathered at both the Eau Claire and Marshfield sites.

Conference logoIdentify, Recruit and Retain Nurse Educators Conference Held September 27-28th
September 30, 2013
Nurse educators from across the UW-System met at the Davies Center this weekend to listen, discuss and brainstorm strategies to increase the number of nurse educators available to teach in Wisconsin nursing programs. Led by Dr. Linda Young and facilitated by MJ Brukardt, participants came away with ideas that could be implemented on their individual campuses and statewide.

Dr. Susan MochSusan Moch to be Inducted into Academy of Nursing Education
September 7, 2013

Dr. Susan Moch will be inducted into the seventh class of Fellows in the National League for Nursing's Academy of Nursing Education for her sustained and enduring contributions to nursing education.

T-Shirt DesignRegister for Annual Nursing Alumni Homecoming Walk
July 3, 2013
The College of Nursing and Health Sciences invites you to participate in the 13th annual Alumni Walk scheduled for Saturday, October 12, 2013. Please come and enjoy the camaraderie of the walk and the many other activities planned for the UW-Eau Claire Homecoming weekend.

Angela StombaughDr. Angela Stombaugh New Director for Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
June 18, 2013
Dr. Stombaugh, associate professor of nursing and a nurse practitioner on staff at the Student Health Service at UW-Eau Claire, will begin July 1 in her post as CETL director. She will serve a three-year term.

SimTeaching_1Growth Agenda Grant Awarded

June 5, 2013
The Identifying, Recruiting, and Retaining Nurse Educators proposal submitted by Dean Young and Dr. Susan Moch has been funded by the UW-System. It enables UW Baccalaureate/Graduate Nursing program representatives to gather to address the nurse educator shortage.

Dean Young2013 Scholarship and Awards Dinner
May 8, 2013
Over 130 participants attended the 2013 Scholarship Awards Dinner where nearly 90,000 dollars in educational scholarships were presented to students who exhibit leadership, potential, demonstrate strong academic abilities and are active in community and professional organizations.

Brenda Kaczmarski
Nursing Students Excel at Research
May 7, 2013
Brenda Kaczmarski (nursing senior) was awarded a complimentary Wisconsin Public Health Association and Conference Registration for her research into food insecurity with Dr. Mary Canales. View more student research posters and presentation photos.


KatherineMayKaleidoscope of Nursing Research Day, Noon-4PM, May 3, 2013
May 1, 2013

The College & Sigma Theta Tau sponsors Research Day, highlighting research from community partners and student nurses. Dr. Katharyn May, Dean of UW-Madison's School of Nursing, will speak at noon, room 119/119A.

Marshfield AnniversaryCelebrating 25 Years of Nursing Education Partnership, April 29th
April 30, 2013
A reception and program in honor of the 25 years of partnership and innovations in nursing education between University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital was held in Marshfield on April 29th. Click here for photos.


Dean Young and Dean YanUW-Eau Claire, Shanghai's Fudan University Sign Nursing Education Agreement
April 19, 2013

The College of Nursing & Health Sciences and the Fudan University School of Nursing in Shanghai have agreed to pursue collaborations in faculty and student exchanges for teaching and research.


Nurses the MovieComing Soon! Nurses: If Florence Could See Us Now, April 18th at the Woodland
March 22, 2013
NURSES make it to the big screen in this new documentary. Through the eyes and voices of Nurses, this in-depth exploration gives us a rare look into their world today. Free tickets available Monday, April 1st.

StethoscopeCollege receives 3M™ Littmann Electronic Stethoscopes
March 1, 2013

While in China, Dean Young met with Kenneth Yu, president of 3M China. As a result of their conversation, Mr. Yu donated three stethoscopes to the nursing program. The stethoscopes support telemedicine by recording and transmitting patient sound tracks via Bluetooth® technology.

Norah Airth-KindreeDr. Airth-Kindree Receives Public Health Nursing Award
September 19, 2013
Dr. Norah Airth-Kindree, assistant professor of nursing, received the 2013 Academic Linkages Mary Adelaide Nutting Award from the Wisconsin Public Health Association. The award recognizes exemplary linkages between academia and practice at a local, regional or state level that advance public health nursing practice.

More Men Heading into Nursing, Census Bureau Reports
February 27, 2013

The number of male nurses has grown steadily over the last several decades. WEAU News interviewed 1st semester junior students, Lorin Divine and Patrick Marsh, along with our Dean, regarding males in nursing. Students and faculty working in the simulation lab are also featured.

Elora Blomberg checks blood pressureStudents Provide Health Screenings to Immigrant Farm Workers
February 11, 2013
Our innovative Health Care for Immigrant and Local Farmers Clinical Immersion program is highlighted on YouTube and a local news outlet. The program, developed by Dr. Susan Peck, sends seniors to area farms where they provide health screenings to immigrant and farm workers.

Dean Young participates in radio programDean Young Participates in WPR Discussion on Job Specific or Liberal Arts Training for Economic Recovery
January 24, 2013
Listen to The West Side featuring Dr. Linda Young, Bob Knight, Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies at UW-Eau Claire and President of Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Bob Meyer.


Sister Joel JacobiSister Joel Jacobi Celebrates 75th Jubilee in 2013
January 15, 2013
Sister Joel Jacobi, OSF, celebrates her 75th Jubilee as a Hospital Sister of St. Francis, June 2013.  The Jubilee marks the anniversary when a Sister makes First Profession of Vows. Sister Joel served as an Assistant Professor of Nursing, UW-Eau Claire, 1967-1968,1970-1995.