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March 2017

Full Circle: Former UIHC Pediatric Patient, Current UI College of Nursing Student Determined to Pay it Forward

From surgery to student: former patient returns to UI, pursuing medical career

By Connor Morgan CBS2/FOX28 3/26/2017

The sheer number of patients admitted and treated at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics provides a basic overview of the facility's significance.

Mobile UI Dental Unit Serves Nursing Homes While Nurse Practitioner Provides Health Care Services

By Lynn Anderson Davy | Iowa Now | 3/24/2017

The UI College of Dentistry has long been considered a leader in geriatric dental care. Since the 1970s, the school has required all students to enroll in an introductory course in the subject, and roughly two-thirds take the geriatric/special needs elective that puts them in Hartshorn’s clinic three days per week for five consecutive weeks.

College of Nursing Sees 10-Point Improvement on Working at Iowa Results

By Cristóbal McKinney | Iowa Now | 3/14/2017 

The college’s action plan focused on improving understanding, communication

Many colleges and departments at the University of Iowa are making a concerted effort to improve their work environments based on results from the Working at Iowa survey, a biennial questionnaire to all staff and faculty.

DNP Project Published in NP Journal

UI College of Nursing DNP graduate Kathleen Fear, CRNA, was recently published in JNP – The Journal for Nurse Practitioners for her project titled “Fluoroscopy Education Requirements Present Practice Barrier: A Collaborative Solution.”

Fears’s project involves developing a method to meet the Iowa Board of Nursing’s educational requirements for Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNPs) supervising fluoroscopy.