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Congratulations 2020 CU Nursing Graduates!

Twenty-twenty will be remembered for many years to come as a unique time. We know it’s been challenging, but you have much to be proud of, and CU College of Nursing wants to celebrate with you. 


Mental Health Struggles Lead to a PhD in Caring Science

Struggling with depression as a teenager, Rachel Johnson came to a pivotal moment in her young life.

Author Dana Brandorff | Publish Date May 11, 2020
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Second Film Festival Installment Highlights Nurse Practitioners

The second installment of CU Nursing’s Virtual Film Festival showcased a giant in nursing – Loretta Ford, (EdD ’61, MS ’51, BSN ’49) – with the documentary titled Loretta Ford: A Disruptive Innovator. Soon to be 100 years old, Dr. Ford proves that age is just a number. 

Author Dana Brandorff | Publish Date April 23, 2020
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COVID-19    Faculty

Study Finds Provider Capacity to Expand Abortion – Implications for Access During COVID-19

AURORA, Colo. (April 22, 2020) – Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that interest in abortion care among advance practice clinicians (APCs) in Colorado is substantial, though barriers must be addressed in order to increase access with APCs (nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, physician’s assistants).

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Community    COVID-19    Students


When Captain Taylor Allen, BSN, RN, arrived in Denver in March for an internship with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) before entering CU Nursing’s Master’s program, she never thought her army experience would be in demand. Boy was she wrong.

Author Dana Brandorff | Publish Date April 20, 2020
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Community    COVID-19    Faculty    Clinics

CU College of Nursing News Round Up

Our College of Nursing Faculty has been helping local news departments with information regarding the Covid-19 virus. From graduation requirements to cloth masks to federal funding of our nurse-led clinics -- here’s a wrap up of recent news coverage.

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Great News for our CU Nursing Students and Alums

With the help of University of Colorado leadership, CU Nursing faculty, lobbyists, and State Representatives and Senators, Governor Jared Polis signed Executive Order D 2020 038 on April 15, 2020 to temporarily suspend State Board of Nursing statutes in order to expand the health care workforce. The Order temporarily suspends some State Board of Nursing rules for nursing programs. This allows our students to complete their programs in a timely fashion to help fight the Covid-19 outbreak, and also addresses the current nursing workforce needs in the state of Colorado.

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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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Press Releases    COVID-19    Clinics

Sheridan Health Services Receives More than $500,000 to Help in Coronavirus Relief Efforts

AURORA Colo. (April 9, 2020) – Sheridan Health Services, a University of Colorado College of Nursing nurse-led clinic in the Denver metro area, recently received $584,045 from the federal government as part of its Health Center Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Funds, administered by the Health Resources & Service Administration (HRSA).

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Author Dana Brandorff | Publish Date April 15, 2020
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CU Nursing Hosts First-Ever Virtual Film Festival

The nationwide novel Coronavirus pandemic was the impetus for CU Nursing’s Virtual Film Festival and “Fireside chat”. Consisting of four documentaries/videos over five weeks, the Festival was the brainchild of alumna and former faculty member Sue Hagedorn (PhD ‘95).

Author Dana Brandorff | Publish Date April 14, 2020
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College of Nursing In the News

Denver Business Journal

Sheridan Health Services receives federal funding to help with Coronavirus response

news outletDenver Business Journal
Publish DateMarch 26, 2020

Sheridan Health Services receives federal funding to help with Coronavirus response. Learn more about the organizations who recently received funds.

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The Talbot Spy

Letter from Toronto: An Infectious Diseases Specialist Reflects on COVID-19

news outletThe Talbot Spy
Publish DateMarch 16, 2020

Loretta Ford, the inventor of the Nurse Practitioner, forwarded an important message in these times of uncertainty and fear. Read this open letter from Dr. Sharkawy, an infectious disease specialist, who provides perspective on Covid-19.

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