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Foundation Appoints New Development Officer

Dean Rita Frantz recently announced that Dayna Ballantyne has joined the University of Iowa Foundation as the director of development for the College of Nursing.

Ballantyne formerly served as executive director for the Iowa Women’s Foundation, and she has more than 15 years of nonprofit management and philanthropy experience focusing on strategic planning, fundraising, donor relations, and events.

College of Nursing to Participate in New Alumni Mentor Program

No matter how long ago, there’s no doubt that most of you vividly remember what it was like to be a brand new nurse. For some, it was an easy transition in a familiar territory. Yet many graduates moved away from Iowa City and started in a new facility in a different city. No matter the type of the move, did you ever wish you had someone who could answer your questions outside of your new work place? Maybe even outside of your friends circle?

Alumna Earns State Policy Leader Award

HIMSS State Policy Leader Award: Nurse-legislator Rep. Linda Upmeyer

[Published by Government Health IT | September 13, 2012 | Tom Sullivan, Editor]

When Linda Upmeyer, RN, was elected Iowa State Representative from the 12th District in 2002, she was the lone healthcare provider in the State House or Senate.

There was nary a doctor or nurse, not so much as a pharmacist, to be found.

Recent Grad to Provide CON Representation on UI’s Alumni Board

Adelaide “Addy” Caprio (BSN ’06) has been selected to serve as the College of Nursing’s representative on the University of Iowa Alumni Association’s Board of Directors. 

“Representing the CON is an honor,” said Caprio. “I have a sense of finally being able to give back to the CON and to UI after all that they have given me. The personal and professional ties I have with the university will only strengthen and grow with this opportunity.”

Recent DNP Graduate to Present at Innovation Institute

Lori Mein (DNP ’12) was recently selected to present at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing’s upcoming DNP Innovation Institute.                               

The Institute will feature the significant contributions of DNP-educated nurses on improving health care and clinical practice and illustrate how to make an idea sustainable by highlighting innovative evidence-based projects that solve real-world problems and improve patient care.

CON Alumna on Hand to Assist During Aurora Tragedy

Angie Van Lengen normally works in the labor and delivery unit at The Medical Center of Aurora (Colorado).

All that changed early Friday, July 20, when Van Lengen (BSN ’09), a native of Mason City, IA, was called on to assist in the center’s ER facility following a mass shooting in the Century Aurora16 movie theater that left 12 people dead and left 58 wounded—several still in critical condition.