College of Nursing

February 12, 2019

First Responders’ Mental Health Focus of UAMS Nursing Research

Spencer Watson

New research will focus on the mental health needs of first responders, including firefighters and paramedics.

In researching the mental health needs of emergency responders, Sara Jones, Ph.D., APRN, who has long been the spouse of a firefighter/paramedic, reports they have a unique culture, often seen as a brotherhood/sisterhood. But Jones, an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Nursing, has found that even within that family, there are certain things…

January 24, 2019

Researcher Asks Why Some Abandon Treatment for Prescription Opioid Addiction

Spencer Watson

Patricia Wright, Ph.D.

It would seem counterintuitive for a patient to undergo weeks of treatment, then at a critical moment abandon it and potentially succumb to disease. Yet, many people battling opioid addiction go through exactly that pattern of progress and relapse, oftentimes more than once. Patricia Wright, Ph.D., RN, an assistant professor and researcher in the UAMS…

January 14, 2019

Introducing Michelle Gonzalez, Ph.D., CRNA

Spencer Watson

Michelle Gonzalez, Ph.D., CRNA, joined UAMS on Jan. 2 to guide the formation and accreditation of the new nurse anesthesia educational program in the College of Nursing. She comes to UAMS from the University of Maryland School of Nursing, where she served as an assistant professor and simulation coordinator, and performed clinical practice as a…

December 10, 2018

UAMS Blanket Drive Warms Homeless and the Heart

Spencer Watson

From left: UAMS students Phuong Gip, Rosa Ruvalcaba Serna, Dalith Bessemepseayuk and Thelma Juarez distributing blankets to the homeless at Canvas Community Church.

Hundreds of homeless or housing insecure people in and around Little Rock now have something to help them stay warmer during the winter months all because a student in the UAMS College of Nursing just happened to witness – and be inspired by – a specific act of kindness.

September 7, 2018

Passion, Dedication Still Evident for Graduates at Alumni Weekend 2018

Benjamin Waldrum

Jack Blackshear Jr., M.D., COM '68 (at right), pins a button on George Fielder Jr., M.D., COM '68 at the Friday night welcome reception.

Sept. 7, 2018 | Although the decades may have separated them, UAMS graduates from all specialties arrived Aug. 17-18 for Alumni Weekend and caught up as if the years didn’t matter.

July 5, 2018

UAMS Gets Nurse Anesthesia Specialty Program Approval

Lee Hogan

UAMS College of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia

July 5, 2018 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received approval from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education for a Nurse Anesthesia specialty in the College of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program. The UAMS Council of Deans and the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees previously approved the program. The…

June 21, 2018

Beaumont Foundation’s $40K Funds 8 CON Scholarships

Lee Hogan

June 21, 2018 | The Beaumont Foundation has given $40,000 to the UAMS College of Nursing to fund eight scholarships for undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Four undergraduate students and four graduate students will receive $2,500 apiece during the fall semester as recipients of the Deborah Dorsa Carmon Beaumont Foundation Scholarship. Eight additional scholarships will…