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DNP student Teresa Thompson's experience produces empathy for her patients.
Students excelling in certain areas of nursing received awards at the 2016 University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing Convocation Ceremony, held May 13, 2016 in the Arts & Sciences Auditorium. Click on the title to read about each student and their award.
Congratulations go to two University of Wyoming Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students, Monica Teichert from Torrington (Family Nurse Practitioner focus) and Nichole Taylor from Douglas (Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner focus). The students were named Jonas Nurse Leader Scholars following a competitive written application process.
UW School of Nursing chose Kali Howe to deliver the convocation message because of her leadership in the BSN Program as President of the Student Nurses Association.
In this 2016 Capstone Spotlight, four students write about their placements in agencies such as the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado or Park County Public Health and West Park Hospital in Cody; or Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, Powell Valley Healthcare or Albany County Public Health. These agencies and all of our other many community partners provide crucial experiences to help students make sense of and synthesize all the book learning, classes and clinicals as they prepare to take the NCLEX and begin their new careers.
“As I go through the nursing program, I am starting to find myself in my studies and while working with the elderly in an assisted living community. I have never felt more alive than when I’m sitting with those I take care of.”
Author learns appreciation for research: "I know how hard researcher scientists work to find answers for their questions... answers ultimately improve health care delivery."
"Through Aspire, I was able to attend the American Nurses Association Quality Conference. At this conference, I was able to attend seminars presented by nurses from around the country about improving quality care...It was inspiring to see nurses who recognized issues and did research to try to improve these issues. It motivated me to be actively involved in my patients’ care and invested in their well-being."
"The events that I have been able to participate in [through Aspire] have helped me grow as a leader and have provided me with many nurse role models. I have been invited to attend events specifically for Aspire students that have broadened my nursing knowledge, developed my leadership skills further, and have helped me grow as a nurse. The opportunities that Aspire offers its members are outstanding!"
"Aspire has made me realize that nurses are a very powerful force. We are the ones at the bedside giving direct patient care, so many rely on us for feedback. It is our responsibility to advocate for our patients. As nurses, we have the ability to act on things we believe need to change in order to better our healthcare system. It takes a leader to act and make changes possible."
Two senior nursing students talk about their experiences in the 2015 Capstone Practicum Course.
"I would describe Aspire as a program for personal and professional growth. Aspire provides its students with the tools and resources to be successful, mindful, and professional. The program offers a network of support and multiple opportunities for mentorship and guidance."
James Kuster, the first Wyoming "GNSA" liaison, interviews Burman for project, contributing to video series for insight into nursing's leaders.
2015 Senior nursing student Peter Skorcz seeks to make a difference in the care of the elderly.
Basic BSN seniors Megan Rhodes and Reuben Watkins follow their interest in wilderness nursing by acquiring Wilderness 1st Responder training.
"Working with these patients combines two very different aspects of nursing: the physiological care of acutely ill patients and the emotional and mental care of patients with psychiatric illness. It has been challenging, exciting and very rewarding."
Marcella Wildeman was named the first Jonas Scholar at UWYO Nursing. Improving the relationships between physicians and nurse practitioners is her project and goal for her time in the Jonas Scholar program.
Thirteen graduating nursing students from all programs (Basic BSN, BRAND, RN/BSN, and MS Nurse Educator) were recognized with individual awards at the 2014 Convocation Ceremonies.
Several senior nursing students discuss their 2014 Capstone Clinical Course experiences.
Brooke Weiss, a junior nursing student, will live her dreams in Ghana for two months, basically at no cost to her pocketbook and for a huge boost in her chosen profession of nursing.
Emily Bandel - from Nurse's Assistant to the Mayo Clinic
Four senior nursing students discuss their 2013 Capstone Clinical Course experiences.
UW senior nursing student Emily Bandel is recipient of Laramie Zonta Club's "Woman of Promise" Scholarship.
University of Wyoming Alumni Association spotlight published on UW senior nursing student Danielle Johnson.
Berntson, a student in the UW FWWSON BRAND (accelerated) program, receives the statewide Student Nurse of the Year Award for 2012.
UW Basic BSN Program senior Frank Vitale finds volunteering rewarding due to the impact he can have on the people he helps.
UW BRAND (Accelerated BSN) Program student Kendra Sayles: "We can make a huge difference for humankind, and in our own lives."
UW nursing student Angela Carlow believes everything happens for a reason - and sees where her catastrophic car wreck brought her into a nursing career.
UW nursing student Sheryl Anderson finds that nursing is the missing puzzle piece that will enable her to work most effectively in her "passion" area.
UW nursing student David Cortes comes to America from Bolivia, bringing with him determination and tenacity - and thus capacity for success in his nursing career choice.
UW Nursing student Darcey Cowardin shares her story: how working as a police dispatcher helped her find her way into a nursing career.