Nurses are known for providing compassion and care in a variety of health care settings. Their areas of expertise seemingly know no bounds … from pediatrics and anesthesia to gerontology and psychiatric/mental health; therefore, it should come as no surprise when nurses become devoted to community activism, including helping those who might not always have enough food to eat.
The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF), the preeminent national nurse practitioner faculty organizational, recently released a statement regarding its commitment to moving all entry-level NP education to Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) by 2025.
Recent advocacy and committee work by Assistant Professor Vanessa Kimm has led to improved legislation and a new governing board that aims to improve pediatric mental health services in Iowa.
The Countries Where 1 in 5 Children Are Never Breastfed
By Jacqueline Howard | CNN | 5/9/2018
CNN – Physicians have long recommended that mothers breastfeed their babies -- as breastfeeding comes with many health benefits for both a mom and her infant -- but many babies may never receive breast milk, especially in certain countries.
Current PhD candidate Julie Weldon, MSN, RN, was recently awarded a fellowship from the University of Iowa’s Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL). This is one of only 10 fellowships awarded to CIRTL participants who have demonstrated an interest in developing innovative, teaching-focused research here at the University of Iowa.
College of Nursing alumna Linda Chase credits not one but two University of Iowa graduate degrees (PhD and Master of Arts in Nursing) for providing a robust foundation that propelled her into a long and successful career as a nurse leader, including her current role as Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for CHI Health, the Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) division, which serves Nebraska and Southwest Iowa.