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College of Nursing

Alumni Newsletter

Fall News

Major funding announced

A 1$ million grant for eldercare workforce scholarships, curriculum
The College of Nursing was granted nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration to create a new program and provide student scholarships to strengthen the eldercare workforce. The grant, totaling just over $975,000 over the course of two years, will support the formation of a Nursing Workforce Diversity-Eldercare Enhancement -- or "NWD-E2"" -- program and provide scholarships to nursing students from underrepresented backgrounds seeking careers in eldercare. The story appeared in the Milwaukee Biz Times, September 11, 2020.

College of Nursing receives scholarship to support disadvantaged students
The College of Nursing is the recipient of a Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) from the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Cureau of Health Workforce, and the Division of Health Careers and Financial Support. The SDS award, totaling more than $3 million dollars over the course of five years, will provide scholarships to full-time nursing students from educationally and/or environmentally disadvantaged backgrounds who demonstrate a financial need, particularly students who are part of Project BEYOND-2. A story appeared in Catholic Herald, July 8, 2020.

Nursing professor named Ascension Wisconsin Sr. Rosalie Klein Endowed Professor

Dr. Lisa Hanson, professor of nursing and associate director of the Nurse-Midwifery Program, has been named the next Ascension Wisconsin Sr. Rosalie Klein Endowed Professor.

The Klein Endowed Professor designation is made through the Ascension Wisconsin Sr. Rosalie Klein Professorship in Women's Health. Established in 2001, the endowed academic position offers a unique opportunity to expand the longtime partnership between Marquette, the Franciscan Sisters and Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital - St. Joseph Campus. More information is available.

Events you won't want to miss!

College of Nursing 2020 Fall Leadership Program

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2020 7:30 – 8:45 a.m. CST
Virtual Event

Dr. Daniel Weberg is an expert in nursing, healthcare innovation and human-centered patient design with extensive clinical experience. He currently serves as the head of Clinical Innovation for Trusted Health, the staffing platform for the healthcare industry. Previously, Dan spent 7 years at Kaiser Permanente where he held executive roles in innovation, research and technology strategy across 8 regions, 38 hospitals and 60,000 nurses. He has authored more than two dozen peer reviewed articles and two textbooks, including Leadership for Evidence Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions 2nd Ed. 2020 with Sandra Davidson.

Building Cultures of Innovation: Leading through Crisis

  • Leadership in disruptions to healthcare
  • Leadership Behaviors of high performing teams
  • Evidence-Based Innovation Framework
  • Starting your innovation Journey

Registration is required by Wednesday, October 19 for this complementary event.

James Wake Memorial Lecture 2020

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2020 4 - 5:30 p.m. CST
Virtual Event

"Amplifying the Child and Family Voice in Pediatric Serious Illness"Dr. Joanne Wolfe is the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Palliative Care in the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and the Director of Palliative Care at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) and is a Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. In addition to providing clinical pediatric palliative care, Dr. Wolfe directs a research program focusing on easing suffering and promoting wellbeing in seriously ill children and their families and co-directs the Pediatric Palliative Care Research Network.

In this program, Dr. Wolfe will describe a framework for understanding and easing suffering in pediatric serious illness. An essential ingredient to easing suffering is to ensure that the patient and family voice is heard. Dr. Wolfe will present research efforts aimed at amplifying the voices of seriously ill pediatric patients and their families. She will report on early outcomes of these novel interventions and discuss their potential application to practice.

Registration is required by Monday, November 9 for this complimentary event.

This lecture is in memory of James Wake, chaplain and husband of Dr. Madeline Wake, RN, FAAN, former Marquette Provost. James’ career was devoted to helping others through social work and chaplaincy.

Nurses on campus

We are well into the fall semester and faculty, staff and students continue to adjust to a changed situation. Faculty and staff continue working hard with the focus on student learning and academic success strategies. Many classes are in a hybrid format and some are online. Nursing clinical experiences are in full swing in collaboration with our tremendous health system partners who support student learning in many ways. The Simulation Center continues to be busy, with very specific precautions in place to support student, faculty and staff safety while continuing to support student learning.

“The Fall 2020 semester has been an experience for us all. While there have been so many challenges for students, faculty and staff, I am constantly in awe of their focus and resilience. Our commitment to developing The Marquette Nurse is strong, and we see their impact each day in clinical settings. The Marquette Nurse is just who we need in today’s challenging environments. Thank you for all you are doing.”

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