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  • UIC College of NursiDean Terri Weaver with Penn Dean Antonia Villarruelng Dean Terri E. Weaver was chosen as the 2018 recipient of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Outstanding Alumni Award. The award was conferred at a Student, Alumni and Faculty Awards Program on May 11 during the university’s annual Alumni Weekend.


  • Lorna FinneganLorna Finnegan executive associate dean and associate professor at the UIC College of Nursing, was installed as president of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) at the group's annual conference in April. She will serve a two-year term.



  • A new student group, Students Nurses for Social Justice, organized a "Stop the Bleed" training for those interested in learning how to administer bleeding-control techniques in an emergency.



  • While getting her nursing degree at UIC, Jessica Wardach participated in a full slate of volunteer experiences – working the Chicago Marathon medical tent, organizing blood and toy drives and serving as a peer mentor. But she said those experiences might not have been possible without the help of scholarships.


  • It took less than two minutes for most students to take part in a fundraiser for the first-ever College of Nursing class gift. But those two minutes were pretty grueling.




  • On March 22, Judith Heinschel, PhD, PMHNP-BC, received the 2018 Excellence in Nursing Award from the Stateline Nurses Network. Heinschel is clinical assistant professor based at the college's Rockford campus.



  • The smell of golden, crispy egg rolls and steamed tapioca dumplings filled the College of Nursing's Third Floor Event Center on Apr. 16, as Thai dancers wearing brightly-colored silk dresses and sabais, or shawls, twirled to the jingling beat of a Thai xylophone and drums.


  • When Hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean in September, it devastated Puerto Rico, killing dozens, flooding neighborhoods, wiping out the electrical grid and water service, and making it difficult to access much-needed resources. For a group of UIC College of Nursing students who were already planning a mission trip, news of the hurricane's catastrophic wake caused them to focus their sights on Puerto Rico.

  • Paul Kuehnert, DNP ’12, MS ’91, RN, an associate vice president at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has been selected to receive the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award, the highest honor given to a UIC College of Nursing graduate.


  • Carol Estwing Ferrans, PhD ’85, MS ’82, RN, FAAN, and Shannon Zenk, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, formally took their places in two prestigious roles within the College of Nursing at an investiture ceremony on Thursday, Apr. 5. 


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