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  • 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.

  • Screenshot of app.Want to learn everything there is to know about dementia? There’s an app for that.

    Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing have developed a free mobile app for individuals suffering from dementia, their families and caregivers, as a way to improve the quality-of-life, well-being and knowledge of the disease that affects nearly 48 million people worldwide.

  • 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.

  • The 2017 Newsletter from the UIC College of Nursing, Quad Cities Campus is now available. Please download here...

  • The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing has received a $3.25 million federal grant to continue its research to identify risk and protective factors related to drinking and drinking-related problems among sexual-mPhoto of Prof. Hughesinority — lesbian or bisexual — women.

    The five-year study, led by Tonda Hughes, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor of Health Systems Science and Associate Dean for Global Health, will examine how stressful experiences in a person’s life — childhood sexual abuse, adult sexual assault or discrimination based on race/ethnicity or sexual orientation — are related to psychological suffering and hazardous drinking in adult sexual-minority women.

    Now in its 17th year, Hughes’ study is the longest-running project of its kind, and one of the only longitudinal studies focusing on sexual-minority women’s drinking and health.

  • A representation of current students and the faculty and programs developing our students into leaders.

  • two students and Barb McFarlin look through a 'Fuel the Flame' windowGiving Tuesday 2016, the global day of giving which happens every year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, was a great success across UIC and at the College of Nursing.


  • Have an interest in international collaborations and enjoy statistics? UIC College of Nursing faculty are working with University of Rwanda Masters students as part of the groundbreaking Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program. We are looking for volunteer tutors willing to assist UR students with calculations and statistical process via email/videoconferencing during Spring 2017 (Jan 3-May 15, 2017). UIC Students may be eligible for recognition via UIC Impact's Co-Curricular Transcript (go.uic.edu/UICimpact).

    For more information, please contact:

    Patricia J. Moreland, PhD, CPNP, RN
    Visiting Clinical Instructor, UIC College of Nursing
    Masters Program Educator,
    Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program


  • Dr. Kelly Rosenberger is partnering with the Rural Medical Education Program and Rural Pharm program to develop the curriculum. It will be a 4-year program aimed at meeting the need for rural communities to have more available healthcare nearby. She said these programs are crucial to ensure that farmers can receive the medical attention they need.

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