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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.

Denise Coppa

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.

Nursing in Dominican Republic

In Dominican Republic, students, faculty deliver care in demanding settings

Patricia Stout, associate clinical professor, and eight students spent 10 days in the Dominican Republic in June, providing care to underserved communities in pop-up clinics, senior centers and patients’ homes.

AANP Award recipient Betty Rambur

National nurse practitioners organization honors Rambur

Betty Rambur, professor and Routhier Endowed Chair for Practice at the University of Rhode Island College of Nursing, received the American Association of Nurse Practitioners State Advocate Award at the organization’s national conference in June.

URI College of Nursing master’s program ranked in top 100 nationwide

URI College of Nursing master’s program ranked in top 100 nationwide

The University of Rhode Island’s College of Nursing has leapt into the top-100 rankings of graduate nursing programs nationwide, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Graduate Schools survey. The nursing master’s program ranks 79th among hundreds of schools across the nation and is the only nursing school in Rhode Island ranked in the top 100.

Jackie Davenport

URI nursing student selected for prestigious Flynn Fellowship

A senior nursing student from the University of Rhode Island has been awarded a pediatric oncology fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital through The Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellowship Program.

Brittany Puccia

Student awarded $1,000 scholarship from Melanoma Foundation of New England

University of Rhode Island student Brittany Puccia has been honored for her skin cancer education efforts by the Melanoma Foundation of New England, which awarded her a $1,000 scholarship.

Nancy Woods

National leader: Advanced scholarship vital to nursing stewardship

Team players who remain independent thinkers, persistent scientists who follow the evidence, dedicated caregivers whose research makes a difference in people’s lives… those are the qualities to which doctoral students of nursing, their mentors and college administrator should aspire.

Barbara Wolfe

Future nurses? High school students tour College, meet with dean, faculty

If a group of high school students recently visiting URI’s College of Nursing is any indication, the future of nursing is bright, motivated and diverse.

URI nursing student, Natalie Sidman of Cumberland works one-on-one with Alison Rosener, a registered nurse at the Miriam Hospital.

Miriam Hospital, URI partner on nursing mentorship program

Step onto the third floor of The Miriam Hospital in Providence and you will notice busy health professionals engaged in the art and science of patient care. However, you likely wouldn’t notice what else is taking place: real-world education of future nurses.

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