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CON Welcomes New Students into Young Nurse Programs

When the fall 2012 semester begins, the College of Nursing will welcome several new students into its Young Nurse Clinician Programs.

One of these programs, the Young Community Nurse Clinician (YCNC) program, is a competitive and selective mentored program for undergraduate nursing students who are strongly considering a career in community and public health nursing.

The following students have been selected to participate in extracurricular clinical activities that will help them achieve their career goals, under the leadership of Sue Lehmann, clinical assistant professor:

  • Britney Ross
  • Sarah McCoy
  • Lillian Meyers
  • Abby Putnam

The Young Pediatric Nurse Clinician (YPNC) program is an elite pediatric mentoring group for undergraduate nursing students interested in future careers as pediatric or family advanced practice nursing. The new YPNC members set to begin this fall are:

  • Jordyn Heiter
  • Amalia Gedney
  • Katelyn Warner

YPNC also announced new leadership as Vanessa Kimm will begin serving as director this fall. Kimm replaces Associate Professor Mary Berg, who led the program for the last 10 years.

Not to be forgotten, the competitive Young Gerontologic Nurse Clinician (YGNC) program for undergraduate students provides intensive clinical and leadership experiences with faculty and clinician mentors for students interested in future careers in gerontology.

Congratulations to the new YGNC members Kristen Stauffer and Haley Brostrom.

Additionally, the college’s Young Scientist program is welcoming in a new group of students:

  • Katie Curran
  • Jessica Lewandowski
  • McKenzie Wallace
  • Madison Montgomery
  • Jeannette George

This innovative program is made possible through the support of the John A. Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, the Nancy Stence Creason Nursing Young Scientist Scholarship, and the Lazarra Family Foundation Young Scientist Award.

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The UI College of Nursing Young Nurse Clinician Programs provide undergraduate nursing students with a further degree of professional development under the mentorship of faculty and expert clinicians in three distinct nursing disciplines. These one- to three-year mentoring opportunities are open to all undergraduate and RN-BSN students. Learn more here

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Apr 23rd, 2012