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Shaun Westphal receives Air Force recognitionShaun Westphal
October 31, 2014
Major Shaun Westphal, 1997 alumni of College of Nursing and Health Sciences, was recently selected as the winner of the Air Mobility Command and US Air Force Clinical Excellence in Nursing awards.

Mary and Fred BlissMary and Fred Bliss Nursing Faculty Professional Development Award

October 15, 2014
Mary and Fred Bliss recently established the Mary and Fred Bliss Nursing Faculty Professional Development Award. The purpose of this award is to facilitate the development of scholarship for pre-tenured faculty building their portfolios for tenure and promotion. The grant will be used to support activities, such as research in nursing and health sciences, manuscript development, faculty-student collaborative research projects, professional travel to conferences and meetings for presenting papers, and other types of scholarly activities. Dr. Charlotte Sortedahl is the first recipient.

Dr. Rachel Merkel presents at Faculty ForumRachel Merkel
October 15, 2014
UW-Eau Claire faculty Dr. Susan Diemert Moch, professor of nursing, was named as a joint faculty fellow in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for the 2014-15 academic year.
Susan MochDr. Susan Diemert Moch named ORSP faculty fellow
October 10, 2014
UW-Eau Claire faculty Dr. Susan Diemert Moch, professor of nursing, was named as a joint faculty fellow in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for the 2014-15 academic year.
Dean YoungDean Young completes AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program
August 25, 2014
Dean Linda Young successfully completed the American Association of Colleges of Nursing-Wharton Executive Leadership Program Aug. 11-14 in Philadelphia, Pa. Launched in 2012 in collaboration with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, this enrichment experience was designed exclusively for top academic leaders in schools of nursing. Young was among 30 academic nursing leaders selected to participate this year.

Sharon Triller KaltenbergAlum named 2013 Kathryn Etter School Nurse of the Year
August 13, 2014
Sharon Triller Kaltenberg, class of 1978, received the 2013 Kathryn Etter School Nurse of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Association of School Nurses. Ms. Kaltenberg had been a school nurse for the Hudson School District until her retirement in June 2013. She credits her mother, who was a school nurse, and Ms. Marilyn Burgess, one of her nursing faculty instructors at UW-Eau Claire, for sparking her interest in school nursing. She also credits in part the excellent educational background she received at UW-Eau Claire in providing a framework for receiving this award.

Debra JansenCollege receives grant to increase the number of primary care nurse
practitioners in region
August 6, 2014
Dr. Debra Jansen received a grant award through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship program. This award will provide financial support for the costs of full-time tuition and fees, books, and reasonable living expenses (2014-2016) for full-time post-baccalaureate DNP students with an NP role preparation at UW-Eau Claire.

Register for Annual Nursing Alumni Homecoming Walk
July 11, 2014
The College of Nursing and Health Sciences invites you to participate in the 14th annual Alumni Walk scheduled for Saturday, October 4, 2014. Please come and enjoy the camaraderie of the walk and the many other activities planned for the UW-Eau Claire Homecoming weekend. Newly designed Carolina Blue College of Nursing and Health Sciences T-shirts, including youth sizes, are being ordered for the walk. To guarantee enough T-shirts, we encourage you to pre-register by September 18th using the attached form.

Dr. Lisa Schiller receives Wisconsin Department of Public Health award
June 24, 2014
Dr. Lisa Schiller, College of Nursing and Health Sciences faculty member, received an award for $8,749 from the Wisconsin Department of Public Health. The project is titled "Partners in Health and Safety." The goal is to build cultural competence among nursing undergraduates, promote agricultural health and safety, and provide health screening and immunizations for farm workers in Buffalo and Pepin counties. Undergraduates will be involved in the research.

Faculty, staff receive Nontraditional Student Services CARE recognition
May 6, 2014
The Nontraditional Student Services office at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire recently honored UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff through the Concern for Adults Returning to Education (CARE) recognition program. Several nursing faculty and staff were included in the list of nominees, including Debra Hofmann, assistant professor of nursing, Lorraine Smith, assistant to the dean, and all faculty and staff of Bachelor of Science and Nursing Completion Program. Congratulations!

Scholarly Project Presentations, May 6th
April 30, 2014
The annual Scholarly Project Day in Nursing is scheduled for Tuesday, May 6th, 2014. MSN graduates will present their research beginning at 1:00 p.m. and continuing until about 4:00 p.m. All the presentations will be in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences building in Eau Claire in rooms 119 and 119A. A celebratory reception will immediately follow the presentations in the Learning Resource Center (LRC) in the nursing building.

Kaleidoscope of Nursing Research Day, May 9th
April 30, 2014
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the Delta Phi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau will sponsor Kaleidoscope of Nursing Research Day from noon-4 p.m. Friday, May 9th in the Davies Center, Ho-Chunk and Menomonie Conference Rooms.

Acute care capstone presentations, May 5th
April 25, 2014
Seniors in the NRSG 472, Nursing Practice: Application and Reflection are taking their own clinical experiences, turning them into evidence-based projects and making a real change in their clinical environments.

College mourns passing of Tina M. Emerson
April 24, 2014
Tina Emerson, MSN, RN passed away on April 20, 2014 after a lengthy illness. Tina was a nursing advisor and clinical Instructor for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Her memorial service will take place Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 11 a.m. in Menomonie at the Menomonie United Methodist Church. She will be missed by her colleagues and students.

Students to present on immersion experience in El Salvador
April 23, 2014
Students who traveled to El Salvador earlier this spring will share their experience during a presentation on Thursday, May 8th from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in rooms EC119A / MF 124. Led by Dean Linda Young and Dr. Jill Fernandes, eight senior nursing students from NSG 422 participated in the pilot immersion experience.

Lesson study teamLesson Study Members Receive 2014 WAAL Information Literacy Award
April 17, 2014

UW-Eau Claire nursing faculty and librarians are this year's recipients of the Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians Information Literacy Award. Through collaboration and the use of the study lesson process, members of CONHS and McIntyre Library examined their teaching over time to improve student understanding of evidence-based practice and information literacy skills.

Student Researcher Receives Award Kate_Guffy
April 1, 2014

Kate Guffy was awarded honorable mention at the recent Midwestern Nursing Research Society conference for her research poster, "Essential Leadership Concepts and Behaviors Baccalaureate Nursing Students Need". Kate collaborated with a fellow student, Sara Peterson, and Dr. Charlotte Sortedahl.

Dr. Carl ElliotForum Speaker Visits College 
March 26, 2014

Forum speaker, Dr. Carl Elliot presents, A Clinical Trial, a Suicide and a Cover-Up: The Death of Dan Markingson to undergraduate and graduate students and faculty.



Students Travel to El Salvador  El Salvador
March 18, 2014

College of Nursing and Health Sciences students traveled to El Salvador for a pilot immersion experience. The group led by Dr. Linda Young, Dean of the College and Dr. Jill Hecker Fernandes visited a number of facilities, including a school and hospital.

Gong Hairong (Helen)Visiting Scholar from China
February 10, 2014

This spring the College of Nursing and Health Science welcomes Visiting Nurse Scholar, Gong Hairong (Helen) from the Fujian Health College located in Fuzhou, China. This visit will give Gong Hairong an opportunity to experience curriculum, simulation and research approaches employed within our college. Her visit will also expand the cultural understanding within CONHS and deepen education connections for faculty and students.

Continuing Education to Offer Wound Care ProgramWound Care
February 7, 2014
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extension will offer an online program designed to meet the growing need for skilled wound-care providers across health care settings.