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Opioid addiction study focuses on couples, older adults

A University of Rhode Island College of Nursing professor is studying couples receiving methadone maintenance treatment for opioid use disorder and how being in recovery together influences treatment beliefs and outcomes.

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Federal grant boosts support, resources for URI nursing students

A five-year grant from the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration will enhance a University of Rhode Island program that supports nursing students from historically underrepresented populations, such as those from economically disadvantaged and minority backgrounds.


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Nursing Education Center Workshop to tackle opioid crisis

Seminar in Providence geared toward nurse practitioners, nurse practitioner students Drug overdoses in Rhode Island and across the country are increasing every year, and opioid addiction has reached epidemic levels. In Rhode Island alone, more than 1,000 people have died of an opioid overdose in the last five years. Street drugs like heroin are only […]

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Annual report highlights College of Nursing success

A 94 percent pass rate for NCLEX exam first-timers. A Master’s program ranked in the top 100 nationally. The opening of a state-of-the-art Nursing Education Center in Providence. These are just some of the successes achieved in the URI College of Nursing in 2017. Combine that with an incoming class of students who averaged a […]

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Mental Health First Aid training session at URI.

Mental health initiative at University of Rhode Island about keeping each other well

When an accident happens, first aid delivered competently and quickly can mean the difference between a minor health scrape and a major one. The University of Rhode Island is applying that same approach to the mental health of its students, faculty and staff.

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URI nursing professor named Fellow of American Academy of Nursing

Professor Ginette Ferszt of the University of Rhode Island’s College of Nursing was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing at the organization’s 2017 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference last week in Washington, D.C.

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Caring for caregivers

URI Nursing students provide respite for those caring for loved ones in the home A 75-year-old grandmother cares for a legally blind teenage grandson and a 10-year-old foster child with behavioral issues. A father with developmental disabilities tries alone to raise a young son who has surpassed him in cognitive ability. A young mother raising […]

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Simulation education expert leads workshop for URI nursing faculty

Nursing simulation technology has greatly evolved since Mary Fey, associate director of the simulation educator training program at the Center for Medical Simulation in Boston, struggled with ways to incorporate a mannequin into her teaching at the University of Maryland several years ago.

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URI nursing professor examines “Obamacare” ramifications

A newly published article by a University of Rhode Island nursing professor tackles the complexities and controversies surrounding the Affordable Care Act, including efforts to replace the current law, the role of politics in policy-making and relevance to nursing, other health professions, patients and policymakers.

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Nurse practitioner home visits correlate to big drop in hospital admissions, ER visits

Hospitalization rates plummeted 61 percent, and emergency room visits fell 64 percent among a group of patients who received home visits from nurse practitioners and graduate students during a six-month period in 2016, according to a University of Rhode Island College of Nursing study.

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