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The Alumni and Student Reception was held on Wednesday, March 29 at Revolution Brewing (2323 N. Milwaukee Ave.) The event provided an opportunity to network and mingle with students, alumni, and faculty while enjoying appetizers and libations, tour the facility, and celebrate alumni with milestone anniversaries.
Carol Ferrans, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Health Science and the college’s associate dean for research, has been selected as the Harriet H. Werley Endowed Chair for Nursing Research in the UIC College of Nursing. The Harriet H. Werley Endowed Chair is a high honor and is designated for a faculty member who has an outstanding program of nursing research and leadership.
Standings of both the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program and the Master’s program at the UIC College of Nursing rose significantly in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate schools, released this Tuesday (3/14).
Student Research Day 2017 was held on Friday, March 3, 2017. It began at 9am with presentations given concurrently in three different locations. JoEllen Wilbur, PhD '84, MS '75 was the keynote speaker. Her presentation was titled, "Love self, embrace health: The Women’s Lifestyle Physical Activity Program - 25 years of improving midlife women’s health". Following the keynote presentation, research awards were given out.
Karyn Holm, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA, a distinguished nurse scholar who has served in leadership positions at DePaul University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Loyola University Chicago, and her husband Terrance, have generously established this annual award in honor of their parents.
The award is designed to create opportunities for researchers from across the country and around the world to utilize the Midwest Nursing History Research Center’s collections as well as other Chicago-area nursing and healthcare archives. The selected scholar will receive a travel and lodging stipend of up to $1,500.
The UIC College of Nursing is one of only 28 nursing schools nationwide to receive a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Future of Nursing Scholars program, which provides financial support, mentoring and leadership development to nurses who commit to earn their PhDs in three years. The college has received the Future of Nursing Scholars grant every year since the program was inaugurated in 2014.
UIC is ranked No. 8 in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs in bachelor’s degrees.
UIC offers three online bachelor’s degree programs, with our college’s RN-to-BSN program accounting for 87% of that student body. (The two other programs are in health information management and business administration.) Online learning combines the high quality academic rigor of UIC with the flexibility of any-time access to learning, said Gayla Stoner, executive director of UIC Extended Campus.