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Two Health Systems Scholarships Awarded

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Emily Murphy
Jessica Glaze

The University of Iowa College of Nursing recently awarded Health Systems DNP Scholarships to Jessica Glaze, MSN, RN-BC, and Emily Murphy, BSN. Both were selected to receive $6,500 for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Glaze, a recent MSN graduate from Mount Mercy University where she focused on nursing administration as well as psychiatric mental health nursing, currently works as a quality and operational improvement coordinator at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Glaze describes her nursing practice as fueled by the principles discussed in the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing report.

“I am passionate about nurses at all levels of health care engaging in active leadership, policy development and quality improvement in order to increase outcomes for our patients,” she said. “By pursuing a DNP in Health Systems, I feel that I will be prepared to address challenges brought forth in transformation of the nursing profession and the expansion of nurses within leadership roles.”  

Murphy attended the University of Iowa from 2012-2014 and will graduate in May of 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Allen College in Waterloo, Iowa. Her volunteer interests include the March of Dimes; the Child Protection Centers in Waterloo and Mason City; and the Iowa Donor Network. She will begin her career as a Registered Nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital in August of 2017. Murphy stated that she looks forward to a lifelong career that focuses on leadership in nursing. 

“The Health Systems DNP program is thrilled to aid two students with dedicated scholarships for the 2017-18 school year. With the rising costs of tuition, the generous donors have provided immensely important financial aid directly to these deserving students. This allows them to further their knowledge, skills, and abilities in health systems administration, which is a shortage area in nursing,” said Diane Huber, PhD, RN, professor and director of the Health Systems program. “They are the future of nursing administration and strengthening health systems for patient and family quality and safe care delivery.”

UI’s Health Systems/Administration program has a long, distinguished history of preparing the next generation of nurse leaders by providing the knowledge and skills needed to excel in quality improvement, evidence-based management practices, and systems management. The program of study prepares graduates to flourish within a dynamic and complex health care system.

More information about the program can be found here

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Apr 14th, 2017