Nursing News


New University at Buffalo research that investigated the language preferences of Hispanic Americans seeking HIV testing in New York found that the majority of Hispanic patients preferred to receive care in Spanish, even if they were fluent in English.


A session presented by ISSS tackled the language and cultural barriers that affect international students in and out of the classroom.

Raines, Wagner and Salinas examine a case study involving intraamniotic infection (IAI) and nurses’ role in caring for a newborn exposed to IAI. When an infection occurs, the fetal inflammatory response is activated and is manifested by umbilical cord inflammation, which may result in the clinical signs and symptoms of sepsis. Newborns have an immature immune system; their immune system’s response to the inflammation impacts the newborn’s organ systems and culminates in early onset sepsis.

Online programs in the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education and School of Nursing were named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Online Programs rankings.


University at Buffalo nursing research revealed that Somali Bantu women are open to family planning when methods help to space births of future children, rather than preventing new additions to their families. 


Colleagues of late University at Buffalo nursing researcher Ellen Volpe will carry on her professional legacy by completing a research project that was left unfinished at the time of her death. 

Associate Professors Sharon Hewner and Bill Wu and PhD student Suzanne Sullivan were published in the November 2017 issue of Journal of Nursing Administration for their study, “Complexity of Chronic Conditions’ Impact on End-of-Life Expense Trajectories of Medicare Decedents.” Junxin Li, UB SON PhD alumna and postdoctoral research fellow at University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, is also a co-author on the study.
The University at Buffalo School of Nursing is pleased to announce that its baccalaureate, master’s, doctor of nursing practice and post-graduate advanced practice registered nurse certificate programs have been granted a full 10-year accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). During the accreditation process, CCNE visitors examined the quality and integrity of the nursing programs at the school. 
Suzanne Dickerson, DNS, RN, professor and biobehavioral health and clinical sciences department chair, has been named chair of the President’s Review Board (PRB). 

The Fall Interprofessional Forum tackled a topic that organizers say is a textbook example of a situation that requires a collaborative approach.