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May 2019

Hometown Hawkeye: Virginia Conley

Millions of Americans are affected by mental health conditions every year. Iowa’s citizens are certainly not immune; however, University of Iowa College of Nursing Professor Virginia (Ginny) Conley is doing her part to improve the health care provision and lives of those with severe mental illness (SMI) such as a psychotic disorder, bipolar disorder, or major depressive disorder.

An Advocate for Iowa’s Aging Population

With a passion for gerontological nursing, registered nurse Darcy Eibs knew she might someday want to further her education. The key, however, was finding a program that would not only allow her to remain in Laurel, Iowa, but also be flexible enough to accommodate her hectic schedule as a full-time nurse. Enter the University of Iowa’s RN-BSN program, which provides access to baccalaureate education for nurses throughout the state.