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Looking Forward to 2018

UW Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing

UW Nursing Dean Mary Burman

A Letter from UWYO Nursing Dean Mary Burman

New Faculty Positions
As I reported a year ago, UW’s been through a somewhat tumultuous time due to budget cuts and changes in administration. However, things are stabilizing at UW and the future looks bright. The Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing received three new faculty positions to address critical needs, so we’ll be searching to fill those positions this spring. More information on these position openings is now available on our website. Scroll down below for a link to that web page. Spread the word!

New Strategic Plan for UW, the College of Health Sciences, and for Nursing!
UW has developed a new strategic plan--called “Breaking Through”--available on UWs website: http://www.uwyo.edu/strategic-plan/_files/docs/strategic-plan-2017-2022.pdf. A few highlights of the plan are the focus on statewide engagement and outreach; programs that address workforce needs of the state and region; new advising models; and faculty, staff and student diversity. The School of Nursing is finalizing its plan based on UW's overall plan. We’re focusing on graduating nurse leaders, collaborative partnerships for improved health, and significant, sustained scholarship. More to come! We’ll have our plan available for review later this spring. 

Upcoming Reaccreditation Visit
The School of Nursing is gearing up for a reaccreditation visit from our accrediting agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Our self-study will be due at the end of 2018. Faculty and staff have already done quite a bit of preparation. Our BSN, MS and DNP curricula have been reviewed and fine-tuned to meet the accreditation standards and to ensure that we are offering the best programs possible.  

ReNEW Curriculum
We really look forward to the first Wyoming community college students arriving at our [online] doors to complete the ReNEW curriculum. As you may recall, ReNEW is the name of our statewide shared BSN curriculum. Students can start at any of the Wyoming community colleges, complete their Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and then finish up the BSN at UW through distance education. We’re really excited about this!

Wishing all of you a happy, productive 2018!

Scroll down for a head's up on important announcements and events coming up this semester!

Nursing Faculty Position Openings

Nursing Faculty Position Openings

As the Dean noted in her letter above, the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing received three new faculty positions to address critical needs, so we’ll be searching to fill those positions this spring. Check out the positions available on our Faculty Positions page by clicking the title of this announcement.


Nursing Scholarship Day and Speaker Announced

Nursing Scholarship Day Speaker Announced

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, April 25--School of Nursing Scholarship Day. This year's keynote speaker--Kathleen McCauley, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA--will present her research on the Transitional Care Model (TCM), "A cost-effective advanced practice nurse-led model to improve the transitions of older adults who are navigating complex and often fragmented systems of care." Dr. McCauley is Professor Emerita of Cardiovascular Nursing at the U. of Pennsylvania. As clinical specialist in cardiovascular nursing, she developed programs to improve patient outcomes at the Hospital of the U. of Pennsylvania. Though retiring from Penn Nursing in 2016, she continues her research with the Transitional Care Model (TCM)--Click into the title of this announcement for more.


Nursing Convocation / UW May Commencement Plans

Nursing Convocation / UW May Commencement Plans

Another SAVE THE DATE! The 2018 Nursing Convocation will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 [location and time TBA]; the 2018 Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 in the Arena Auditorium [time TBA]. More information about times, locations and speakers will be available as the semester progresses at the page linked to the title of this announcement.


SNA officers for the 2018 season

2018 Student Nurses Association Officers

Read about the new slate of officers for the 2018 Student Nurses Association and their plans for the year. President, Allison Brown; VP, Emily Stanton; Lily Simon, Secretary; Elise Marks, Treasurer; Shae Heitsch, Community Chair; Alyssa Kleen, Fundraiser Chair; Katie Caskey, Historian; Jenna Kindt, Social Chair. Click into the title of this announcement for more.


Distinguished Alumni Award: Feb. 15th Deadline for 2018 Award

Distinguished Alumni Award: Feb. 15th Deadline for 2018 Award

February 15, 2018 is the deadline for nominations for the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award from Nursing. Click in the title of this announcement to visit the web page dedicated to telling about all our wonderful Distinguished Alumni, and find a link to the nomination form toward the top of that page. The award is given to the recipient during Homecoming festivities in the fall. Looking forward to seeing who the 2018 special individual will be!!


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