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CNL Students Awarded Dean’s Scholarship

Eric Frost
Annie Nimtz

Current University of Iowa College of Nursing Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) students Eric Frost, BSN, RN, who practices at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska, and Annie Nimtz, BSN, RN, CCRN, who practices at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, have been named the 2019 Dean’s CNL Conference Scholarship recipients.

Air Force Major Frost is currently a staff nurse assigned to the 673rd Medical Group. Nimtz is an interim assistant nurse manager for the Surgical & Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit in UIHC’s Department of Nursing.

Both Frost and Nimtz will be attending the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Research Symposium and CNL Summit this month in Tampa, Florida.

The CNL Summit provides a national forum for all health care and academic audiences currently implementing or interested in exploring CNL education and practice. Conference topics generally include the impact and value of the CNL role on improving patient outcomes, implementing and sustaining the CNL role across diverse systems of care, the CNL role in quality and safety initiatives, innovations in education, and the complementary relationship between the CNL and other members of the health care team. The CNL Research Symposium, focuses on the CNL’s role in data collection and evaluation for reporting clinical outcomes.

“I would like to congratulate Eric and Annie on being awarded these scholarships,” said Maria Lindell Joseph, professor (clinical), director of the college’s MSN-CNL program. “The University of Iowa has a long, distinguished, and proud history of being on the forefront of leadership knowledge and future nurse leader preparation and they are shining examples of what our highly ranked program is all about.”

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Feb 19th, 2019