The College of Nursing recently learned that it will receive funding from the Code Family Foundation to support two of its global health initiatives.
Nicole Weathers MSN, RN, Program Manager, Iowa Online Nurse Residency Program, was recently featured on Rural Health Leadership Radio. With almost 10 years of experience in rural health care under her belt, Weathers knows and understands the trials and tribulations the rural facilities face when it comes to recruiting and retaining nurses.
As November, which serves as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, comes to an end, recently released statistics reveal an alarming increase in this disease that would suggest the effort to increase awareness should be a year-round endeavor.
Clinical Associate Professor Tess Judge-Ellis, DNP, ARNP, FAANP, was recently published in The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. The article—“Time and NP Practice: Naming, Claiming, and Explaining the Role of Nurse Practitioners”—was co-authored by former Interim Dean Thad Wilson, PhD, FNP-BC.
The following excerpt is from the article’s abstract:
New collaboration brings theater students into nurse-training scenarios for real-life learning
By Lynn Anderson Davy | Iowa Now | 11/16/2017
Growing up just north of Miami, Florida, Ashley Collins Roy was accustomed to experiencing some of Mother Nature’s wrath, including significant weather events such as hurricanes. So as this University of Iowa College of Nursing alumna watched the devastation unfold as Hurricane Harvey made landfall in coastal Texas, she immediately knew she wanted to be a part of the recovery efforts.
Professor Stephanie Gilbertson-White, PhD, APRN-BC, was recently awarded a University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC)/American Cancer Society (ACS) seed grant for junior faculty. The funding will be applied toward her research project, which is titled “A Symptom Self-Management Website for Rural Cancer Patients: Feasibility Testing to Determine Usability and Acceptability by Patients.”
Assistant Professor Susan Lehmann, MSN, RN, was recently bestowed with a Governor’s Volunteer Award from Governor Kim Reynolds during a special recognition ceremony held in Cedar Rapids at the Kirkwood Hotel.
The American Academy of Nursing recently selected 173 highly distinguished nurse leaders as part of its 2017 class of Academy fellows (FAANs). Among this newest group of FAANs is University of Iowa College of Nursing Professor Judy Verger, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC.
Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) and the University of Iowa have entered into a new agreement to allow DMACC Nursing graduates to seamlessly transfer to finish their Bachelors of Nursing Science (BSN) degree from the University of Iowa (UI) in one year. The agreement is called “RN to BSN 3+1.”