Nursing is a biannual publication of the School of Nursing that focuses on alumni news as well as initiatives being conducted by faculty nurses at the University of Rochester Medical Center.


Breaking Barriers Breaking Barriers Education

Breaking Barriers

  • By Ivy Burruto
  • Aug. 2, 2022
Kristin Hocker, an assistant professor of clinical nursing at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, began teaching her Spirituality, Religion, and Health course to UR Nursing students in the ...
An Unbreakable Bond An Unbreakable Bond People

An Unbreakable Bond

  • By Patrick Broadwater
  • Jul. 8, 2022
Delores Keefer Seward ’56N and Jane Strother Hill ’56N have always been more alike than different. They both grew up in small towns and spent significant periods of their lives on family-owned farms ...
An Everlasting Footprint An Everlasting Footprint Education

An Everlasting Footprint

  • By Patrick Broadwater
  • Jun. 24, 2022
I was amazed at that feeling that you get when you walk through the door. You could see that people were enthusiastic and happy to be there. Everyone – the staff, the students, the faculty – ...
Walking on Air Walking on Air Patient Care

Walking on Air

  • By Patrick Broadwater
  • Aug. 3, 2021
Kim Olfano, who overcame devastating leg injuries thanks to the help of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, is now a nurse in the hyperbaric suite at the Strong Wound Healing Center helping patients go ...
Doubling Down to Help Others Doubling Down to Help Others Education

Doubling Down to Help Others

  • By Patrick Broadwater
  • Jul. 30, 2021
Born and raised in Jamaica, Ranae and Shanae McKenzie are identical twins with identical passions. Both came to the U.S. for their undergraduate education and now are nursing students together. In ...
Stealthily Wealthy Stealthily Wealthy Education

Stealthily Wealthy

  • By Patrick Broadwater
  • Jul. 19, 2021
Although she lived modestly, Evelyn Lutz quietly amassed a small fortune. When she died at age 86, she left more than $2 million to universities that helped shape her life as a nurse, professor, and ...
Shattering Glass Ceilings Shattering Glass Ceilings Education

Shattering Glass Ceilings

  • By Patrick Broadwater
  • Feb. 17, 2021
The installation of Kathi Heffner, PhD, and Vankee Lin, PhD, RN, as Wilson Professors was unlike any that had come before it. For starters, this was the University of Rochester’s first virtual ...
When Preparation Meets Opportunity When Preparation Meets Opportunity Patient Care

When Preparation Meets Opportunity

  • By Patrick Broadwater
  • Feb. 17, 2021
Brian Graves ’96N, ’01N (MS), ’12N (PhD) always had a deep love for the University of Rochester. You don’t graduate three times from a school you’re ambivalent about.