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Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing|College of Health Sciences

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Laramie, WY 82071
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2013 Newsletter Spotlight

The annual hard-copy Alumni Newsletter from the UW Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing, issued late October 2013, includes many short articles which reference longer, more in-depth articles at this web site under this  "Newsletter Spotlight" link. Please see the listing for such articles in the summary links below. Click on the titles of each summary to go to the full story.

Marcia Dale Aspire Scholars Spotlight

Marcia Dale Aspire Scholars Spotlight

The birth of the Marcia Dale Aspire Program: What is Aspire and why does the school sense a need for it? How does the school define leadership and how will nursing leaders be fashioned through Aspire? How will Aspire benefit the school, healthcare in general, and the individual Aspire scholars? [Click the title for answers.]


SNA: A breeding ground for leaders

SNA: A breeding ground for leaders

What is Student Nurses Association (SNA) and how does it attract and encourage natural and new leaders? Read on by clicking the title!


RWJF New Careers in Nursing: A Focus on Leadership in the BRAND Program

RWJF New Careers in Nursing: A Focus on Leadership in the BRAND Program

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) "New Careers in Nursing" program was instituted to address the nursing shortage by funding scholarships for accelerated nursing programs. But the NCIN program does so much more. Read on about the BRAND NCIN Scholars.


Leadership in the DNP Program

Leadership in the DNP Program

Leadership preparation is REQUIRED for the highest level of nursing practice. Read on about the new Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing by clicking the title.


New Faculty & Staff 2013

New Faculty & Staff 2013

Please click on the title to read about our new faculty and staff for 2013: Kimberly Bois, Diane Boyle, Shelly Fischer, Marilyn Hall, and Ann Wislowski.


Retired Faculty 2013

Retired Faculty 2013

Three treasured, award-winning faculty retired from the School of Nursing in 2013. All three continue to be investing in their nursing passions in "retirement". Read further about Anne Bowen, Carrie Deselms, and Pamala Larsen.


In Memory of Marcia Dale, EdD, RN, FAAN

In Memory of Marcia Dale, EdD, RN, FAAN

Former University of Wyoming School of Nursing Dean Dr. Marcia Dale passed away at the Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne from multiple myeloma on August 18, 2012. Read further about her life and impact on nursing.


In Memory of Donna Diers

In Memory of Donna Diers

Native of Sheridan, Wyoming, nursing "Living Legend", and Yale School of Nursing Professor Donna Diers died in February 2013. Diers is remembered for her contributions to the profession of nursing. UW awarded an honorary degree to Diers in 2012. Reed about her accomplishments by clicking on the title.


In Memory of Debora Retz, MS, RN, BC, CVN-III

In Memory of Debora Retz, MS, RN, BC, CVN-III

University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing faculty member Debora Retz passed away at her home in Cheyenne, Wyoming on February 13, 2013 following a courageous battle with cancer. Retz was an assistant lecturer at the school since 2008. Read on for a brief history.


In Memory of Elizabeth "Betsy" Wiest

In Memory of Elizabeth "Betsy" Wiest

Former nursing faculty member Elizabeth "Betsy" Wiest passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at her home in Laramie, Wyoming. Dr. Wiest was on the faculty at the University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing from 1972 through 2002. Please read on for a brief history.


2013 Faculty & Staff Awards

2013 Faculty & Staff Awards

Six University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing faculty and staff were recognized by the university, college, or school in 2013. Click on the title to read about these impressive individuals.


Advanced Practice Nursing Awards 2013: Kidner and Siegel

Advanced Practice Nursing Awards 2013: Kidner and Siegel

For the last six years, the UW NP program has presented an annual award to a singular leader in advanced practice nursing. But an important historical event in NP history occurred on January 1, 2013 that encouraged the program to recognize two special leaders: Maria Kidner and Marsha Siegel. Read on to find out why!


Preceptor of the Year Awards 2013

Preceptor of the Year Awards 2013

Congratulations to Aaron Wright and Erin Kraus, preceptors of the year chosen from the BRAND and Basic BSN programs respectively. Read what their nominating students said about them by clicking on the title and choosing "Preceptor Recognition Awards".


Community Partners Awards 2013

Community Partners Awards 2013

Click in the title to read about the Sheridan County Public Health, the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Cheyenne, and the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper - our 2013 Community Partners!


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