2017 Nursing Scholarship Day

You're Invited!

Come join us on Thursday, April 13, 2017, for a full day devoted to nursing scholarship. Directly below read about the slated speaker for this occasion, followed by a schedule of events taking place the remainder of the day.


Paul F. Cook, PhD

Paul F. Cook, PhDLicensed Psychologist
Associate Professor
University of Colorado College of Nursing

Dr. Cook's presentation for UW Nursing Scholarship Day:

Research, Quality Improvement, Program Evaluation, and Evidence-Based Practice

Dr. Cook boasts an active program of research on medication adherence, has been principal investigator on grants from the National Institutes of Health and private industry, and has chaired his college’s research committee. In addition, Cook is the program evaluator for the 10-state Mountain West AIDS Education and Training Center. In a previous position, Cook was responsible for all quality improvement activities in the Specialty Division of Centene Corporation, a private-sector Medicaid HMO.


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Coe Library, Room 506 / University of Wyoming Campus

  • 8:15 a.m. / Introduction

  • 8:30 a.m. / Whitney Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Paul Cook

  • 9:30 a.m. / Coffee and light breakfast with Whitney Lecturer

  • 10:15 a.m. - 2:20 p.m. / DNP Candidate Research Presentations

  • 3:30-5:30 p.m. / Willow Ceremony (see description below) & Reception


3:30 p.m. / Coe Library, Room 505

The Willow Ceremony encourages Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students as they continue to prepare for their chosen Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) career. Awards are also presented at this ceremony, including the DNP Program Community Partner of the Year Award, the Excellence in Advanced Practice Nursing Award, and the Peter K. Simpson “Advanced Practice Nursing Fan” Award.


Updated 3/22/2017

Contact Us

Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing

University of Wyoming

Dept. 3065; 1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4312

Fax: 307-766-4294

Email: uwnursing@uwyo.edu

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