News and Notes
Architect, U.S. Navy officer, deep sea diver, college professor, nurse practitioner … While this might sound like a list of job titles for several individuals, David Davis, who receives his doctorate of nursing practice from the University of Rhode Island’s College of Nursing in May, has successfully pursued all these careers.
As I look back on my first months as dean of the College of Nursing and look ahead to 2017, one word repeatedly comes to mind: opportunity.
Pilot Projects involving two researchers at the University of Rhode Island have been awarded federal funding through Advance Clinical and Translational Research (Advance-CTR), a statewide effort to support clinical research that can be translated into approaches and policies that improve the health of Rhode Islanders.
The 20 registered nurses receiving bachelor’s degrees in nursing from the University of Rhode Island Dec. 17 are pioneers of a sort. They are the first graduates of the College of Nursing’s online RN to BS program, the only one in the state offered by a public university.
The College congratulates nurses Angelita Hensman and Pamela McCue, who are pursuing their doctorates at the College through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program.
Beginning with the current academic year, we are privileged to welcome several new faculty members. Each brings impressive credentials, a strong commitment to nursing education and a desire to inspire our students to make a difference in health care.
The College hosted a Nursing Diversity Day during the University’s 20th Annual Diversity Week in September.
Professor Betty Rambur of the University of Rhode Island’s College of Nursing has been recognized by two national organizations for her work advancing the profession and for efforts addressing the cost and quality of health care.
The College of Nursing recently hosted Catharina Gillsjo. Ph.D., who was visiting from Sweden.
Every holiday season for many years, inmates at Rhode Island’s Department of Corrections Women’s Facilities in Cranston have received small gifts in colorful bags tied with ribbon. For many, the packages of travel-size toiletries are the only presents the women receive.
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