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Alumni Week

Welcome to a virtual University of Cincinnati College of Nursing alumni celebration! Reconnect with friends, relive memories and rediscover the college and university.

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The 2021 Alumni Week celebration runs from April 12 to 16 and includes an additional slate of events and special commemorations organized by UC Alumni Association. To participate, visit UC Alumni Week 2021.

Discover our Alumni Week virtual celebration:

Tour Procter Hall

Has it been a while since you visited Procter Hall, the on-campus home of UC College of Nursing? Take a virtual tour and get a glimpse of student learning spaces, including our tech-enhanced classrooms, updated simulation labs and more.

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Student Answers Series

Bachelor of Science in Nursing students Jenna Wright, '21, and Mackenzie Wessel, '22, discuss today's nursing student experience in our Student Answers video series.

How has COVID-19 impacted nursing education?

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What have clinicals been like during the pandemic?

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How has technology impacted nursing education?

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What's something interesting about nursing school today (1 of 2)?

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What's something interesting about nursing school today (2 of 2)?

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Alumni Discovery Project

As part of our ongoing Alumni Discovery Project, we connected our current students with alumni to talk about their experiences at the College of Nursing. Two of our undergraduate students shared what they learned about the college and the nursing profession from talking with alumni.

Julia Cowell and Mackenzie Wessel

Julia Cowell (top) and Mackenzie Wessel

Julia Meunnich Cowell, '68, and Mackenzie Wessel

I was surprised to learn Julia attended the college way before online courses were available. I didn’t take into consideration that online learning is fairly new, even though it’s my current lifeline, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. But, classes seem to be the same today as they were—still strong in theory, research and public health. I also learned Julia has a strong interest in nursing research that she's had since the beginning of her career, which is interesting because, before nursing school, I didn’t know nurses have a role in research. This conversation made me realize bedside nursing is not the only thing you can do with a nursing degree. It made me realize I can go so much farther with this degree. One lesson I learned is that nursing is challenging, but anyone with passion and determination for it can achieve their goals.

This conversation made me realize bedside nursing is not the only thing you can do with a nursing degree.

Mackenzie Wessel Undergraduate Student

Susan Opas (top) and Theresa Ferdiny

Susan Opas (top) and Theresa Ferdiny

Susan Opas, '71, and Theresa Ferdiny

I was surprised to learn how versatile the nursing profession is from my conversation with Susan. She has done so many incredible things, and it is so exciting to know I can do the same one day! I was also surprised to learn the college has stayed similar throughout the years, but changed for the better in regard to adapting health care techniques as we progress. An interesting fact I learned about Susan is that she has a scholarship in her name to give back to a UC nursing senior. I think that's very admirable! A personal lesson I took away from the conversation was to become more involved than I am, and it's inspiring me to get more out of my college career. This conversation truly made me feel like I can and will do anything as a future nurse. I am excited to try different aspects of health care as a nurse, whether in a hospital or outpatient setting, travel nursing or simply volunteering. I cannot wait to try the different areas of nursing!

A personal lesson I took away from the conversation was to become more involved than I am, and it's inspiring me to get more out of my college career.

Theresa Ferdiny Undergraduate Student


Alumni Photo Gallery

Alumni submitted photos of their memorable UC College of Nursing moments. Take a look!


UC Nursing News

Future of Nursing 2020-2030 report to be released

May 5, 2021

The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: “Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity” is being released on Tuesday, May 11. Greer Glazer, PhD, dean of the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing is one of the 15 people who served on the committee composing the report. The report explores how nurses can work over the next decade to reduce health disparities and promote equity, while keeping costs at bay, utilizing technology and maintaining patient and family-focused care.

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