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Program to allow college educated career changers the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in nursing

Career changers with a baccalaureate degree in another field can make the transition into health care through the University of Louisville School of Nursing’s Master’s Entry into Professional Nursing (MEPN) program beginning in summer 2015.

Kristin Ashford honored at School of Nursing Alumna of the Year 

The UofL Alumni Association established the Alumnus/Alumna of the Year Award and the Alumni Fellows program in 1983. These awards recognize graduates who have distinguished themselves in their chosen fields and are exemplary ambassadors for the university and their college or school. Recipients reflect the high standing and character of their alma mater.

Community Nurses Selected for School of Nursing Florence Nightingale Awards

Impacting patient lives, improving health outcomes, elevating the profession of nursing and inspiring others to consider nursing as a professional career are a few of the distinguishing characteristics of the six University of Louisville School of Nursing’s Florence Nightingale Award winners.

HSC Town Hall Meeting

Dean Marcia Hern joined the other HSC school deans and the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Dr. David L. Dunn on Sept. 23 to give an update on the state of the Health Sciences Center. Watch the presentation. 

School of Nursing chosen as one of 100 to participate in initiative focused on compassionate care

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation (APGF) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)offer support of the Transition Ceremony.

Congrats to Three Alumni on their Postdoctoral Fellowships

Drs. Ling, Yang and Carter-Harris have all received prestigious postdoc fellowships.

Traineeship Grant to help 15 MSN students

The Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded the school a two-year $670,000 Advanced Nurse Education Traineeship Grant to help 15 current and new family nurse practitioner (FNP) and adult-gerontology nurse practitioner (AGNP) students pay for tuition, books, program fees, and living expenses.

Study shows how primary care providers can influence smoking cessation

Motivational interviewing (MI), a counseling approach that uses a person’s own internal drive to initiate change, can increase the likelihood that a patient will change smoking behaviors, according to a University of Louisville study published in the Southern Medical Journal .

Office of Health Disparities and Community Engagement

UofL students and faculty continue to share their expertise with the community through partnership and engagement.  Service learning and outreach are at the heart of the School of Nursing and the numbers demonstrate that clearly.  Please click here for an extraordinary detailing of their service and contributions for the 2013-2014 academic year.




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Everyone knows a nurse who has made a difference to an individual who is special to him or her.

University of Louisville (UofL) School of Nursing (SON) wishes to recognize those Registered Nurses (RN) who have significantly impacted, improved and/or inspired the lives of others.  We invite you join us at our 1st UofL School of Nursing Florence Nightingale Awards in Nursing: Reception & Dinner.

The reception will be on Thursday, November 6th, 2014.  The reception will be from 5:30-6:30 PM, followed by dinner and the program at 6:45-8:00 PM.  The event will be at the Mellwood Arts Center, at 1860 Mellwood Avenue, Louisville KY 40206.  To register for this event, click here.

Please visit our site here and see all the details about the event. Thank you!

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