UW Nursing Students Take Part in New Education Strategy

Nursing Education and Healthcare AccessNursing students at the University of Wyoming are expected to be among the first round of college students to take part in a new project to transform nursing education. According to UW, the program will focus on pressing healthcare issues such as access and cost. This new program is only available in 20 states so far and promises to fill a void in current programs. As it stands, students who do not receive this type of training could be at a disadvantage when they first enter the career field.

“March 28, 2013 — The University of Wyoming’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing has been chosen to participate in an initiative aimed at transforming nursing education in the United States.

The school’s Wyoming Center for Nursing and Health Care Partnerships is one of the organizations, in only 20 states, selected to be part of the $3 million initiative, called the Future of Nursing State Implementation Program. The program is designed to help states prepare the nursing profession to address the nation’s most pressing health care challenges — access, quality and cost — amidst an aging and more diverse population.

“Our focus is on transformation of nursing education that will truly enhance health care in Wyoming, and this was a key factor in being selected,” says Mary Burman, dean of the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing. “We are part of a powerful movement working to shape the future of health care for all Americans. We are very grateful for this support, which will strengthen our work.”

Burman notes that the Wyoming Center for Nursing and Health Care Partnerships plans to focus on enhancing clinical education for all Wyoming schools of nursing.

The Future of Nursing State Implementation Program bolsters efforts already under way in 50 states and the District of Columbia — the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action — to transform health care through…”

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