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DNP Alumnus Featured in Johnson & Johnson Campaign

UI College of Nursing alumnus Jimmy Reyes, DNP, AGNP, RN, associate director of practice and education at the Iowa Board of Nursing, was recently featured in a Johnson & Johnson publication that profiled four nurses who have taken their heartfelt care to the “next level” thanks in part to the company’s Campaign for Nursing’s Future.


Celebrating Points of Pride

UI reflects on milestones in creating a welcoming environment for LGBTQ community

By Sara Epstein Moninger | Iowa Now | 11/10/2016  

As Chanelle Thomas approaches the two-story white house nestled in the ravine southeast of the Field House, she cranes her neck, then lets out a short gasp.

“It’s gone,” she says, a smile spreading across her face. “It’s all gone.”

Bridging Domestic & Global Diversity

Bridging Domestic and Global Diversity is a diversity and leadership training program designed to educate students to adapt to cultural differences by enhancing understanding and making connections between diverse groups.

New Support Group Resource for UI African American Students

Starting this fall from September 7 through November 30, there is a new support group for African American students called Being Black at Iowa. Meetings will be held on Wednesdays from 12-1 p.m. at the Women's Resource & Action Center (WRAC), which is located at 230 N. Clinton Street in Iowa City. (Some of you will know this location as the old Bowman House.)

UI Announces New Trans Community Resources

The Chief Diversity Office in partnership with WRAC, the Office of the Vice President for Student Life, the College of Education, and the UI Trans Alliance recently announced the following resources:

Garr receives Distinguished Achievement Diversity Catalyst Award

Congratulations to Valerie Garr, College of Nursing Diversity Coordinator and advisor to the Multicultural Nursing Association, who is the recipient of the 2016 UI Diversity Catalyst Distinguished Achievement Award.

April Showers Bring … Faculty Awards!

Congratulations to Professor Amany Farag, PhD, RN who has won the 2016 Mary Hanna Memorial Journalism Award from the Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing for her article titled “Examining the Relationship Among Ambulatory Surgical Settings Work Environment, Nurses’ Characteristics, and Medication Errors Reporting.”  

Article Penned by PhD Candidate, Faculty Member Published in Nursing Journal

An article co-authored by College of Nursing Lecturer Nicole Peterson, DNP, ARNP, and PhD candidate Staja (Star) Booker, MS, RN, was recently published in the Journal of Nursing Education.

The article, which is titled “Use of the Knowledge Tree as a Mind Map in a Gerontological Course for Undergraduate Nursing Students,” appears in the periodical’s March 2016 edition.

National League for Nursing Publishes Vision for Achieving Meaningful Inclusion in Nursing Education

Calls on Nursing Education Community to Lead Efforts to Expand Diversity Among Faculty and Students

Chief Diversity Office shares update on diversity and inclusion

Progress being made, but work still ahead

By Office of Strategic Communication | Iowa Now | 1/21/2016