UW School of Nursing E-news
December 2009

Message from the Dean

Dean Marla E. Salmon
Marla Salmon

The end of 2009 is upon us. We are at that time of the year that is unlike any other. These are days of reflection, recalibration and often, reconnection. Perhaps it is just that January is approaching and it is once again time to think about ushering out the old and bringing in the new. More...

In the Spotlight

Liz Bridges

Shared Stories of Life in Afghanistan
BNHS Assistant Professor Liz Bridges recently returned from deployment as an Air Force nurse in Bagrham, Afghanistan. Throughout her six-month deployment, Liz shared stories and updates about the work that she and her fellow nurses and doctors were performing for troops in the area. More...

Students at UW Nurse Camp

Nurse Camp Gives Students Career Intro
While summer camp conjures images of days spent making crafts and playing sports, and nights spent laughing with friends in cabins, for 18 Seattle area high school students camp became an adventure in career exploration. More...

Dean Gets Edith Moore Copeland Creativity Award
Dean Marla Salmon last month received the 2009 Edith Moore Copeland Award for Excellence in Creativity from Sigma Theta Tau International. The Copeland Award is one of the highest honors bestowed by the Society. More...


Jeanne Benoliel Celebration
In August, a group of SoN alumni honored Professor Emeritus Jeanne Benoliel with a dinner celebration in her honor at the University House in Issaquah, Wash. More...

Grady Lectures on Translating Research to Practice
Dr. Patricia Grady, the director of the National Institute for Nursing Research, lectured in September on making the connection between research and practice. More...

Ph.D. Program Celebrates 30+ Years of Education
The Ph.D. program is celebrating the beginning of its fourth decade this year! More...

Cardiac Nursing Editors Celebrate 6th Edition
Susan Woods, associate dean for academic programs, celebrates the Oct. 2 release of the sixth edition of her award-winning textbook, Cardiac Nursing. More...

Save the Date

Susan Hassmiller

Hassmiller to Give Soule Endowed Lecture
Susan Hassmiller, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., will present the 30th annual Elizabeth Sterling Soule Endowed Lecture on Feb. 23, 2010. More...

Mark Your Calendar for 7th Annual Recognition Banquet
Each year, the UW School of Nursing celebrates nursing leadership and National Nurses Week with the Nurses Recognition Banquet. Please join us, Wednesday, May 26, 2010. More...

Alumni News

Class of '59

Class of '59 Celebrates 50-Year Reunion
Seventeen members of the class of 1959, also referred to as the Basic 22s, reunited in Ocean Shores in October.  More...

Are you celebrating a class reunion soon?  Let us know! Contact the Advancement Office to arrange a tour of the SoN and see what’s happening at the school now.  Call or e-mail Chris Miller at 206-221-7674 or chrismil@uw.edu.

B.S.N. Grad Uses Love of Nursing to Complete Ph.D. at 80
Beatrice Harrison Zuluaga, ('52, B.S.N.), Ph.D., FRCNA, talks about the impact of her early education at the School of Nursing. Her story reminds us all of the power of passion and education. More...


Advancement Update

News from the School of Nursing's Advancement Office:

Research News

Post-Stroke Depression Developments
Pamela Mitchell, School of Nursing professor of biobehavioral nursing and health systems and associate dean of research in the School of Nursing, discusses research that can bring post-stroke depression into near-remission. More...

Funding Granted to Create Northwest Roybal Center
Linda Teri, chair and professor in the Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, was awarded funding to establish the Northwest Roybal Center, which will support new research of cognitively impaired older adults. More...

Continuing Nursing Education

CNE Hosts 32nd Annual National Conference
With 922 participants from 29 states and Canada, the SoN's 32nd Annual Pacific Northwest National Conference on Advanced Practice in Primary and Acute Care (Oct. 28-31) was a resounding success. Participants attended 90 concurrent sessions and 22 Saturday Skills Workshops.

Learn more about CNE and upcoming events.

In Memoriam

Patricia Mulhern

UW School of Nursing alumna Patricia (Patty) Mulhern, '81 M.N., passed away after a brief illness on Nov. 3. Patty's passion for nursing continued throughout her life. She will be remembered fondly for her warmth, compassion and enthusiasm. More...

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Did You Know?

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