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Hot Topics in Nursing: Taking it to the Streets

On a cold January day, five volunteers bundled in heavy coats and boots stomped around the snow in a remote area of Aurora looking for people experiencing homelessness who may need medical care. The volunteers are part of a team called CU Street Medicine that makes old-fashioned house calls for “rough sleepers” wherever they are; in parks, under bridges, along trails, and on sidewalks.

Author Deborah Sherman | Publish Date March 20, 2023
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Six Strategies to Afford Rising College Costs – from a Student Who’s Been There*

It may take Alex Morgan years after graduation to pay off tens of thousands of dollars in college loans. The 24-year-old senior at the University of Colorado College of Nursing at the Anschutz Medical Campus has taken out 25 grants and loans to pursue two bachelor of science degrees. One in biology and the second in nursing. While it may be more debt than other students have, they all face rising college tuition in the next four years, according to MEFA. Tuition at a national public four-year college for in-state residents will cost an average $24,000 this year and rise to more than $26,000 per year in 2026.

Author Deborah Sherman | Publish Date March 06, 2023
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Hot Topics in Nursing: Accredited Nursing Programs Open Doors to Quality Education, State Licensing and Good Jobs

Accreditation matters. Whether you want to transfer to another school, take the state NCLEX licensing exam or get a great job in nursing, choosing an accredited nursing program is critically important for students. It can be the difference between success and failure.

Author Deborah Sherman | Publish Date October 31, 2022
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Hot Topics in Nursing: How Simulation Saved Graduation

In March 2020, COVID-19 forced university students around the country to quarantine at home and learn online. That was a disaster for healthcare students who could no longer practice in clinics and earn the hours required to graduate. Faculty at the University of Colorado College of Nursing had to pivot. They expanded simulation training for students to practice with lifelike mannequins, virtual reality, task trainers, and other methods to complete their clinical rotations and earn their degrees.

Author Deborah Sherman | Publish Date September 26, 2022
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Hot Topics in Nursing: It’s OK to not be OK

The pandemic left nurses across the country physically worn out, emotionally exhausted, and asking themselves if it’s worth it. In a survey by the American Organization for Nursing leadership, 36% of nurse managers admitted they are not emotionally healthy. One out of every two nurses has thought about quitting. That’s why the University of Colorado College of Nursing has made mental health and wellness a top priority.

Author Deborah Sherman | Publish Date July 18, 2022
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Hot Topics in Nursing: How the Pandemic Changed School Nursing in Aurora

“It was the most exhaustive, exhilarating, creative, awful, collaborative work I’ve ever done.” So says the lead nurse consultant in Aurora Public Schools Health Services after two years of a global pandemic in one of the largest school districts in the state.

Author Deborah Sherman | Publish Date June 13, 2022
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Hot Topics in Nursing: Diversity in Healthcare

When you go to the hospital today, your nurse will most likely be female and white despite a growing multiracial population in the United States. The most recent National Nursing Workforce survey shows nearly 90% of registered nurses (RN) are female and 81% are Caucasian. The largest minority in the RN workforce is Asian at 7.2%.

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Nursing Burnout is Real. What Can Be Done?

They're exhausted. They dread going to work. Others are retiring early and quitting. Nurses all over the country are burned out. Three years into the pandemic, the toll of working short-staffed, without enough supplies and in crowded hospitals is overwhelming. Many nurses are simply not OK.

Author Deborah Sherman | Publish Date April 18, 2022
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Grad Shares Tips on Getting Licensed Post Graduation

Christopher Battelli graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Colorado College of Nursing in December 2021. Before graduation, Battelli’s girlfriend was applying for admittance into fellowship programs and was accepted by Stanford Hospital in California. Their plan was to move from Colorado to California immediately after Battelli earned his BSN.

Author Dana Brandorff | Publish Date March 21, 2022
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HOT TOPIC: New Bill About Abortion Rights in Colorado

Colorado could become a safe haven for women around the country if new legislation in the House makes it to the governor for a legal signature. House Bill 1279 will ensure every individual has the fundamental right to choose or refuse contraception; every individual who becomes pregnant has a fundamental right to choose to continue a pregnancy and give birth or to have an abortion; and a fertilized egg, embryo or fetus does not have independent rights under the laws of Colorado.

Author Deborah Sherman | Publish Date March 14, 2022
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