News at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

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Located at the heart of University Circle, Cleveland's renowned health care and cultural district, Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing  is a globally recognized leader in nursing education & research.

Learn more from our news stories, events and announcements.


The surprising health benefits of 'defensive pessimism'

U.S. News & World Report

Christopher J. Burant, associate professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, explains how defensive pessimists plan ahead to address potentially difficult situations.

Nursing school to promote faculty research endeavors

The GW Hatchet

Ronald Hickman, associate professor and associate dean for research at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, discusses the unique insights that nurses may provide to medical research, particularly life-threatening diseases, noting that their input can be invaluable.

Strategies for Long-Distance Caregiving

The New York Times

Sara Douglas, the Arline H. & Curtis F. Garvin Professor in Nursing Excellence, discussed the challenges individuals experience when caring for loved ones at long distances. Douglas also leads research on distance caregivers.

President and provost announce nursing school's interim dean

The Daily

Carol Musil named interim dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

CWRU introduces Stop the Bleed campaign to community

The Daily

Student-run EMS trains hundred on campus on how to control bleeding in an emergency. James Sobieski, the CWRU EMS Training Director, is a rising junior BSN student.

5 questions with...National Black Nurses Association Student Nurse of the Year Edward C. Bennett Jr.

The Daily

December 2018 BSN Graduate Edward C. Bennett Jr. talks to The Daily about how he got into nursing.

$5 million gift launches Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

The Daily

A $5 million gift from Marian and Michael Shaughnessy will create an academy at Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing to develop and support a new generation of leaders in the field of nursing.

The US is in for a tough flu season: Four Questions Answered

The Conversation

Irena Kenneley, PhD, RN, CNE, CIC, FAPIC, associate professor of nursing at Case Western Reserve University, explains why it’s important for Americans to receive their annual flu vaccine.

CWRU’s Gage Blair Named to AFCA All-America Team

Case Athletics

Case Western Reserve University nursing senior Gage Blair was selected to the American Football Coaches Association All-America Second Team for his outstanding play during the 2017 season for the Spartans.

Army Veteran Is A Warrior Games Champ After Overcoming PTSD

Women's Running Magazine

MN student Megan Palko Grudzinski talks about her Warrior Games wins on & off the track, and overcoming PTSD. 

5 Sleep And Health Myths You Should Stop Believing

Modern Ghana

When it comes to the world of sleep and wellness, there are a lot of “shoulds,” so much so that keeping track of all the myths and recommendations out there can be pretty exhausting.

Case Western Reserve University awarded $4.9 million to test digital methods of reducing MS-related fatigue

The Daily

With geographic barriers limiting treatment options for many people with multiple sclerosis (MS), a Case Western Reserve University researcher will use a new $4.9 million award to test online- and teleconference-based adaptations of methods that reduce fatigue and improve quality of life when delivered in person.

Jaclene A. Zauszniewski, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN: 2017 Psychiatric Nurse of the Year

American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Jaclene Zauszniewski, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, discovered an affinity for nursing research while earning her MSN in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing and subsequently her PhD in nursing. Throughout her PhD studies and beyond, she developed that interest and determined that her program of research would center on family members who were caregivers of persons with various types of mental illness.

Cleveland pre-K and kindergarten students to be screened for lead poisoning by CWRU nursing students

The Plain Dealer

BSN students from Case Western Reserve University will start testing preschool and kindergarten-aged Cleveland school students for lead poisoning as part of a pilot program to bolster the dismal screening rates for the dangerous toxin.

CWRU expands student loan-forgiveness program for doctoral nursing students with $1.5 million federal grant

The Daily

A program that partially forgives student loans for doctoral students who go on to teach nursing is expanding at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, thanks to a new $1.5 million federal grant.

Nurses connect the health care dots

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

As a Certified Financial Planner, Richard Martin often draws on his background as a geriatric nurse when he assists families facing long-term care crises. He knows of the pressure patients and their families are facing when they make bad health and financial decisions—or avoid tough calls entirely.

FPB helps future nurses get virtual help

Crain's Cleveland Business

The QSEN Institute has partnered with educational software developer Shadow Health to bring web-based virtual patient simulations to students, who can interact with digital patients to perform assessments and practice documentation, while demonstrating critical thinking.

5 questions with…Julia Blanchette, PhD nursing student working to save camp for children with diabetes

The Daily

Julia Blanchette (CWR ’14), a PhD student at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, conducts research at Case Western Reserve University into the adverse psychosocial effects of Type 1 diabetes on self-management outcomes among those transitioning from pediatric to adult health care.

10 Questions: Elizabeth Madigan, PhD, RN
Hidden problem in healthcare: the aging provider workforce

Medpage Today

Elizabeth Madigan, PhD, RN, is the CEO Designate at the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). She was previously Independence Foundation Professor in Nursing Education at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Gut feelings guide clinical decisions by nurse practitioners

The Daily

Intuition—often described as a “gut feeling”—factors prominently in clinical reasoning and decision-making by health care professionals. But new research from Case Western Reserve University concludes there is no relationship between a nurse’s years of work experience or gender and his/her use of intuition.

Kangaroo care – why keeping baby close is better for everyone


A shortage of incubators and a hunch about marsupials inspired a Colombian doctor to try something radical to save premature babies’ lives: constant skin-to-skin contact with parents. It’s cheaper than high-tech neonatal care – and it may be better, too.

Improving health of grandparents taking on stresses of parenting aim of new $2 million NIH grant

The Daily

As the number of grandparents caring for grandchildren full time continues to swell, so do the stress-induced health risks associated with such a demanding responsibility.

Virtually Nursing: Emerging Technologies in Nursing Education

Wolters Kluwer

A video and article authored by Cynthia L. Foronda, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF presents newly emerged products and systems that nurse educators should know about. Celeste M. Alfes, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE, associate professor in the School of Nursing and director of the Center for Nursing Education, Simulation, and Innovation is a co-author of the article along with others from around the country.

Class searches for the meaning of a “good death”

The Daily

An elderly woman is laid on a stainless-steel table, her hands folded, with a white sheet covering her face. For many of the Case Western Reserve University students in this class—Perspectives on Dying and Death: Normalizing the Inevitable—it’s their first time seeing death up close.