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Project aims to make mall walking more accessible

A new project by the UW School of Nursing will evaluate whether mall-walking programs are effective and whether they can lead to larger-scale increases in walking.

A walking revolution helps older adults get and stay active

Older adults are assessing their neighborhoods to make them more amenable to a favorite physical activity: walking.

UW School of Nursing re-envisions Doctor of Nursing Practice curriculum

The initiative builds on the school’s national distinction in preparing students for careers in community health; critical care; psychiatric/mental health; pediatric, adult, geriatric and family nursing, and nurse-midwifery.

Pamela Mitchell receives American Heart Association’s highest nursing award

Mitchell, honored for her work with stroke survivors, is involved in improving the lives of cardiovascular disease patients who have depression.

UW designated an NIH Center of Excellence in Pain Education

Chronic pain affects approximately 100 million Americans and costs up to $635 billion in medical treatment and lost productivity each year. Yet pain management often is not taught in many health professional schools. Recognizing the need to change this, the National Institutes of Health have selected 12 schools to develop pain curricula, and the UW

American Public Health Association honors UW School of Nursing faculty member

Betty Bekemeir’s strengthening of members services was recognized with a 2009 Executive Citation.