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Alumna Named one of Linn County’s ‘Women of the Year’

Sashi Solomon (MSN ’12) will be receiving the Linn County Woman of the Year Award on August 26


{Corridor Business Journal} – Diane Ramsey and Sashi Solomon will be honored for their efforts to achieve equality for area women and girls in Cedar Rapids and Linn County at the Women's Equality Day Celebration on August 26 at Kirkwood Training & Outreach Services Center (3375 Armar Dr., Marion).

Creating a Better Future

Creating a Better Future

By Dayna Ballantyne


“The progressive world is necessarily divided into two classes—those who take the best of what there is and enjoy it, and those who wish for something better and try to create it.”— Florence Nightingale


Several CON Alumni Among this Year’s ‘100 Great’

Each year, 100 Great Iowa Nurses are selected from a pool of hundreds of admirable candidates and honored by the state of Iowa, fellow nurses and community leaders.

This year’s 100 Great Iowa Nurses, which includes a number of graduates from the University of Iowa’s College of Nursing, will be honored May 5 at Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines.

100 Great Iowa Nurses (2013) – UI College of Nursing Alumni

New Tax Law Extends IRA Rollover

By Dayna Ballantyne

The University of Iowa College of Nursing is at work every day providing a first-rate experience for students, faculty, alumni, practitioners, and patients—all of which is enhanced by private contributions. Gifts from generous supporters help fund everything from student scholarships to clinical programs and innovative research.

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Confidence Abound

It didn’t take long for Katie Jo Rankin to realize that the benefits of earning her nursing degree from the University of Iowa would extend well beyond a top-notch education and leading-edge preparation.

As she applied for jobs—and eventually post-graduate programs—across the country, it quickly became evident that her BSN also came with a renowned reputation for excellence that would open more doors than she ever imagined.