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I Married Uncle Sam

During World War II, Japanese Americans were shipped to internment camps throughout the US. American-by-birth citizens of Japanese parents (Nisei) loyally answered the call for new nurses. Despite numerous obstacles to attain a nursing education, these courageous young women overcame prejudice to volunteer for the US Cadet Nurse Corps and serve in American hospitals. The University of Colorado School of Nursing was a safe haven for many Nisei students who were turned away from nursing programs on the west coast.

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date July 05, 2023
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Alumni    Students

Four Questions with Lieutenant Colonel Christopher H. Stucky, BSN Class of 2001

Lieutenant Colonel Christopher H. Stucky, PhD, RN, CNOR, CSSM, CNAMB, RN-BC, NEA-BC discusses CU, his career, and his nursing inspirations.

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date December 03, 2021
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Jonas Scholar to Help Veterans Battling Invisible Wounds of War

The American Revolution. World War II. The War on Terror. While millions of soldiers have been killed over the years, most casualties happen off the battlefield years later, quietly, without recognition or ceremony. Injuries, sickness, suicides, and homicides kill military members at a higher rate than combat – taking four out of five lives, according to the Defense Manpower Data Center.

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date July 01, 2021
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Thoughts on Nepal

Combining my passion for nursing with the unreal setting of Nepal -- a place that I have wanted to visit for so many years -- was a dream come true!

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 16, 2020
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Patient Care    Community    Faculty    Clinics

CBD and the elderly – what you need to know

Products containing cannabidiol (CBD) have infiltrated the market, including lotions, creams, smoothies, coffee and alcohol. CBD has been touted as a sleep aid, pain remedy and effective treatment for cancer-related side effects. What is CBD and how does it affect you? Is it really a miracle drug or is that just hype?

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date November 01, 2019
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Community    Faculty

HELLP syndrome in pregnancy – what to look for

Most pregnancies are 40 weeks of weight gain, mood swings, body changes, and fatigue. In rare cases, expectant mothers develop a potentially fatal complication of high blood pressure called HELLP syndrome. It happens in about 1 to 2 of 1,000 pregnancies. Often emerging during the later stages of pregnancy, the condition can also occur shortly after delivery.

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 26, 2019
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Community    Alumni

Putting Children First - A never ending story

Child Advocacy through Clinical Nursing
When asked how she sees herself, Dr. Lynn Howe Gilbert, PhD, CPNP, RNC, FAAN, has said that, even before nurse or teacher, her identity is primarily as a child advocate. She maintains that an important formative experience was a trip to visit many African countries emerging from colonialism with several other students from across the U.S. between her junior and senior years of high school in 1959.

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 17, 2019
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Community    Faculty    Clinics

Vaccines older adults need

Did you skip your flu shot last year? You are not alone.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that about 30% of people 65 and older chose not to get a flu shot last year. And that’s just the tip of the proverbial vaccination iceberg. Flu is not the only vaccination that older adults are neglecting. According to the CDC, 43% of those 65 and older are not current on tetanus shots, and two-thirds didn’t receive the recommended shingles vaccine.

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 11, 2019
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