Outside-the-classroom experiences help prepare nursing grad for future success
Taylor Johnson was helping to care for her ailing uncle when she saw the impact that nurses have on their patients and their loved ones. She knew then that she wanted to be a nurse so she could make that kind of positive difference in the lives of others.
State partnership grant brings $40K to community vaccination efforts
Thanks to the Wisconsin Partnership Program grant, UW-Eau Claire and three other UW System nursing schools have funding to implement vaccination programs to fight COVID-19.
Blugold overcomes challenges to pursue career in nursing
It's been a bumpy road for Briunna Wells as she works to fulfill her dream of becoming a nurse. The Blugold credits nursing faculty and staff for helping her stay on track to graduate despite serious illness, COVID-19 and other obstacles.
Nursing grad earns Wisconsin Nurses Association honors
While his interest in health and the human body drew Grant Sklenar to the health care field, his passion for helping people is what convinced him to pursue a career in nursing. He will earn his nursing degree from UW-Eau Claire this month.
Great-grandmother earns her nursing degree
Like many Blugolds, Judith Jones is looking forward to many members of her family gathering in Zorn Arena to celebrate her Dec. 17 graduation from UW-Eau Claire. But unlike her fellow graduates, it will be Jones’ children and grandchildren in the bleachers cheering and snapping pictures as their mom/grandmother walks across the stage to receive her diploma. This month, Jones, a 76-year-old great-grandmother from Neillsville, will earn her bachelor’s degree in nursing, an accomplishment she hopes will open new doors for her within the nursing profession.