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A study on the negative perception of support groups among older breast cancer survivors was selected as a 2019 Best Original Research Paper in the journal Cancer Nursing.

Huibrie Pieters, PhD, DPhil, RN, an Associate Professor at the UCLA School of Nursing, was the primary author on the article “Perceptions of Support Groups Among Older Breast Cancer Survivors – I’ve Heard of Them but I Never Felt the Need to Go.”

“Looking at why women over 65 were not using the aromatase inhibitor prescribed by their physician after completing their primary cancer treatment, we heard from Read more...

 

UCLA School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is hosting a site visit by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) on February 24-26, 2020, in connection with the DNP program’s accreditation.

CCNE provides the opportunity for program constituents and other interested parties to submit, in writing, comments concerning a program's qualifications for accreditation. All comments are to be directed to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Attn: Third-Party Comments 655 K Street NW Suite 750 Washington DC 20001

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When parents learn their child has a developmental disability, the news can be unexpected and momentous. Then the questions start: What’s ahead for our child? For our family?

The information can be overwhelming. “Tips for Parents Who Learn Their Newborn Has Developmental Disability” provides information for both parents and various providers who work directly with parents and includes links to valuable resources. The tip sheet is authored by Lauren Clark, professor, and Shapiro Family Endowed Chair in Developmental Disabilities Studies at the UCLA School of Nursing and a co-author Read more...

Suzette Glasner, PhD, an associate professor at the UCLA School of Nursing, has received a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to assess whether using texts to deliver cognitive behavioral therapy will help patients stick to their opioid treatment medication regimens.

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a technique that is used to help people change their behaviors by altering the way they think about and approach challenges. Glasner’s text messaging therapy is different from other message-based approaches in that it delivers actual behavioral therapy rather than Read more...

Historically, portrayals of nurses as cliché and subservient caricatures, stripped of nuance, have plagued their depictions for decades on television and in film.

However, two current, popular franchises are illustrating that it is very possible to create compelling stories which accurately showcase the professional, autonomous work of nurses inside and outside the hospital.  A study published in The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing shows that Claire Temple, a nurse character in the Marvel cinematic universe and the cast of Call the Midwife, on BBC and PBS are portraying nurses Read more...

Barbara Demman, a lecturer at the UCLA School of Nursing, stood in front of the large crowd and began to give her Last Lecture.  The topic: death and dying.

Demman is the first women to receive UCLA’s Marty Sklar My Last Lecture Award.  Created by UCLA’s Alumni Scholars Club in 2010, the award was inspired by Randy Pausch’s New York Times bestselling book. Each year, a student-nominated professor gives a lecture as if it was their last lecture on earth.

Considered by many to be a taboo topic, Demman spoke about the importance of opening a Read more...

The simulation lab program at UCLA recreates clinical events to give students an opportunity to role-play and make decisions as nurses. Students make clinical assessments and administer treatments on lifelike manikins according to the scenario given.

Unlike the actual clinical setting, where students are directed to complete tasks, the simulation lab allows students to make their own decisions, said Dr. Mary Ann Shinnick, Director of the Skills and Simulation Lab. 

“When in a clinical setting, students don't get the opportunity to think on their feet. They predominantly Read more...

Nancy Jo Bush, DNP, RN, MA, AOCN, FAAN, has been appointed director of the UCLA School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program, effective July 1, 2018.

In this role, Dr. Bush will be responsible for direct oversight of the administrative and teaching aspects of the program.

Dr. Bush has taught graduate nursing at the school since 1988.  Her clinical focus has been as an oncology clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner. Her clinical and research expertise is in the psychosocial impact of cancer for patients, families, and caregivers. She recently co- Read more...

MarySue Heilemann, associate professor at the UCLA School of Nursing, has been selected as an official delegate to the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) being held at UN headquarters in New York, March 12 – 23, 2018. The Review theme for CSW62 focuses on women/girls' participation in and access to the media and the use of communications technologies for the advancement and empowerment of women and girls.

Heilemann has been invited to participate in two UN-parallel events. At the NGO CSW, she will speak on a panel titled “Women/Girls and Media: Power Read more...

RESEARCHERS AT THE UCLA SCHOOL OF NURSING ARE ADDRESSING HEALTH CHALLENGES RELATED TO DISEASES OF THE HEART, THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH WORLDWIDE – FROM CHRONIC HEALTH CONCERNS FACED BY INDIVIDUALS BORN WITH CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE TO THOSE WHO ARE AT RISK OR HAVE DEVELOPED CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE.

For each researcher, there was a defining moment that started them on their research path. Maybe it was a specific patient or being at the right place at the right time. For some, the path has been fairly straight, while others have had twists and turns. But all of their journeys are Read more...