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Hometown Hawkeye: Terri Ferrell

For Terri Ferrell, a Hawkeye family history in health sciences runs deep. Both she and her sister are graduates from the University of Iowa’s College of Nursing; her brother attended the Carver College of Medicine; and, her grandfather, father and uncle all graduated from UI’s College of Dentistry.

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.

UI’s RN to BSN Program Ranked 4th Best in the Country

The 50 best RN to BSN online programs were recently announced and the University of Iowa’s program ranked No. 4 in the nation, according to TheBestSchools.org, a leading resource for campus and online education information.

Future Nurse Leader Tapped to Attend Patient Safety Academy

Current MSN:CNL student Amy Mundisev, RN, BSN, CEN, SANE-A, has been selected to participate in the Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety: The Telluride Experience—which will be held this July in Napa, Calif.

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.

MNRS Accolades Piling up for CON Faculty

When the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) holds its 41st Annual Research Conference in Minneapolis in April, the research efforts of several UI College of Nursing faculty will be formally recognized and celebrated among peers.

Hometown Hawkeye: Michaela Beaver

When Michaela Beaver graduated from the University of Iowa with a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in 2014, she thought she was headed for a career in an emergency department; however, after about two years in a Sheldon, Iowa, ER, she noticed an alarming trend: access to mental health care was substantially lacking in Northwest Iowa.

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.

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Rakel’s Research Receives Boost from APS

Professor Barb Rakel, PhD, RN, FAAN, was recently awarded an Independent Grant for Learning and Change (IGLC) from the American Pain Society (APS) and Pfizer for her research project, which is titled “Development of an Electronic Prescription Bundle of Nonpharmacological Strategies for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain.”

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