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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.


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.”

More than 5,000 Alumni and Friends Gave $32 million to Support the University of Iowa College of Nursing

For Iowa. Forever More: The Campaign for the University of Iowa Concludes as the Most Successful Fundraising Campaign in the History of the University and the State of Iowa

Bring Your Transcript Day

For those interested in a nursing career and learning about the University of Iowa's RN to BSN program, Senior Housing Companies and the UI College of Nursing present Bring Your Transcript Day!

Meet with the college's RN-BSN Program Coordinator to have your transcripts evaluated and receive information about the program.

Cherwin Awarded Diana Benz Cancer Grant

College of Nursing faculty member Catherine Cherwin, PhD, RN, has been awarded the 2016 Diana Benz Seed Grant from UI’s Holden Cancer Center for her research project titled “GI Symptom Clusters in Solid Tumor Chemotherapy Patients.”

The following excerpt is from the project’s abstract:

Faculty, Staff Collaboration Leads to ITTA Funding

Investigators Andrea Achenbach, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, and Sam Mhatre, MA, MBA, were recently informed that their project titled “Personalized Online Learning in Pathology for Undergraduate Nursing Students” has been selected for an Innovations in Teaching with Technology Award (ITTA).

Dream Fulfilled: Frantz Donation a Game Changer for UI’s College of Nursing

University of Iowa nursing college gets $5.25 million from former dean

By Vanessa Miller | The Gazette | 12/16/2016  

Long before former University of Iowa College of Nursing Dean Rita Ann Frantz died, she and her husband wrote into their will a UI donation supporting an endowed chair.

Lehmann’s Volunteer Efforts Recognized by UI’s Mobile Clinic

Assistant Professor Susan Lehmann, MSN, RN, was one of the featured volunteers in the most recent edition of the University of Iowa Mobile Clinic newsletter.

The Mobile Clinic is an interdisciplinary health sciences student organization founded to provide free health screening, prevention, education and basic health services to underserved populations in and around Iowa City.

Herr Pens Article on Opioid Epidemic for Journal of Gerontological Nursing

Professor Keela Herr, PhD, RN, FAAN, AGSF, recently wrote about the challenge nurses and other health care professionals face when it comes to providing safe yet effective pain care for older adults, without contributing to the opioid epidemic in the Unites States.

The following excerpt if the from the published article: