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A big THANK YOU to the roughly 650 community members that attended the "Being Mortal" screening on Saturday! We are grateful you were part of the national conversation about advance care planning and how to have those conversations with your loved ones! The same planning committee that brought you this event, is currently working on the 4th Melton D. and Muriel Haney Interprofessional Conference: Cultivating Compassion in End of Life Care, scheduled for September 23rd. Save the date!

Sweet success! Fiercely proud to report that 7 UVA School Of Nursing grad programs rank in the nation's top 20 in the latest U.S. News and World Report ... ... including our #2-in-the-nation Clinical Nurse Leader program that attracts exceptionals like Michelle Bonsu (owner of Missy's Cakes), who graduates this spring. http://bit.ly/2mIlGmI

“The whole idea is for people to have the discussion about what they would like were they to be incapacitated or have a life-limited illness" — Kenneth White, associate dean of the UVA School Of Nursing

It's twins! Thanks to a wonderful UVA School Of Nursing family, the School's Clinical Simulation Learning Center's got two new additions to its phalanx of high-fidelity patients. These 23-29 week-old "preemies" can breathe, cry, turn blue from low O2, and can run fevers, receive IVs and even be ventilated. Useful for our new #NNP and #PNP-AC tracks!

UVA School Of Nursing associate dean Ken White on why advance directives are so critical - and why, if you don't have one, you should attend Mar. 18th's FREE screening of Atul Gawande's "Being Mortal" at The Paramount Theater of Charlottesville (3-5PM) and consider creating your own living will. A post-film panel of palliative and hospice clinicians from UVA Health System, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, and Hospice of the Piedmont will be on hand to talk and answer questions. http://bit.ly/2m3cua1

You've Been Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer. Now What?

An associate professor in the University of Virginia’s School of Nursing is using a $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to help prostate cancer patients make more informed decisions about their care. Click the photo to read more.

#TeamTuesday: Sometimes getting rejected from graduate school can open our eyes to new interests. After Ishan Williams completed her undergraduate degree in psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill, she applied to a industrial organizational psychology graduate program, but she didn’t get in. Instead, she took a job at nearby Wake Forest Medical Center helping a geriatrician with research interviews and data analysis. Around the same time, she and her mom became a caregiver to her grandmother. Those experiences inspired Ishan’s interest in family caregivers to older adults with chronic diseases, particularly in vulnerable populations who aren’t as aware of community resources. She ultimately completed a PhD and postdoctoral fellowship focused on aging and caregiving. She now teaches in three different graduate programs within the UVA School of Nursing while continuing her research on chronic illness and mental health among older adults and their caregivers. Ishan says she always embraced the opportunity to learn something new, a philosophy she shares with her students. Ishan’s husband is part of the U.Va. Curry School of Education faculty, and they have three children.

#UVA's EARLY ADVOCATES - Mr. Jefferson's @UVASON nurses join @vanurses' legislative day in Washington, DC https://t.co/xiQSPb1raq