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Student Organizations - Association of Graduate Nursing Students (AGNS)

The College of Nursing Association of Graduate Nursing Students (AGNS) enables graduate students to have a voice in issues important to their experience at the University of Iowa, and as future leaders of the nursing profession. AGNS also nominates student representatives to serve on the College of Nursing Academic Council and on the University Graduate Student Senate.

Membership is conferred on all MSN, DNP and PhD students upon admission to the College of Nursing.

The purpose of AGNS is to promote the academic and professional development of graduate nursing students through organized meetings, advocacy, virtual needs assessment, and social events designed to encourage graduate students in nursing, who are spread throughout the global community, to meet one another and to form connections.

2018-2019 AGNS Officers
Your officers are here to represent you and advocate for your needs as graduate students in the Graduate College and/or the College of Nursing. Please remember to contact any officers with concerns, comments, or ideas.

PRESIDENT --  Laura Budde

Laura BuddeLaura Budde is a second-year AGPCNP student and works as an Intensive Care Staff Nurse at Mercy Hospital Iowa City. Laura attended the University of Iowa for her BSN and she is happy to be back for graduate school. Laura joined AGNS because she wanted to connect with other graduate nursing students and stay in touch with what's happening on campus. In her free time, Laura is a music enthusiast and enjoys yoga, biking, and running. 



VICE PRESIDENT -- Krista Grutz

Krista Grutz is a first-year FNP student from Dubuque, IA. She currently works as a staff nurse at UIHC on the Specialty Surgery unit and at Balance Integrative Health and Wellness in Dubuque. Krista would love to be involved in AGNS by representing the College of Nursing at the Graduate Student Senate meetings for the university. She believes everyone’s voice should be heard.

SECRETARY -- Margaret Brimeyer

TREASURER -- Chetana Daniels

Chetana DanielsChetana (Chetie)  Daniels is a 2nd year AGNP student and currently works in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at UIHC. Chetie has served as the AGNS representative on the CON diversity committee for the past year and would like to continue that role going forward, as well as deepen her involvement with AGNS by taking on the role of Treasurer.


PhD Forum Representative -- Cathy Schwartz

DNP Forum Representative -- Anna Starcevich

Technology Representative -- Nina Laroe

Council on Curriculum Representative -- Erin Brown

Council on Student Affairs Representative -- Teresa Munro

Diversity Council Representative -- Jim Kinney

GSS Representatives -- Karen Davis, Caroline Liebe, Chetie Daniels, Tannaz Saeidzadeh, Maria Decker, Kennedy LaVille Thoren