Iowa has been selected as an Action Coalition by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, coordinated through the Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA), an initiative of AARP, the AARP Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), to ensure that all Americans have access to high-quality, patient-centered health care, with nurses contributing to the full extent of their capabilities.
Each year, 100 Great Iowa Nurses are selected from a pool of hundreds of admirable candidates and honored by the state of Iowa, fellow nurses and community leaders.
Eric Barrett and Jason Trotter, both February 2011 graduates of UI’s Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA) program, were recently published by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA).
Barrett’s article, titled “Management of a Traumatic Tracheal Tear: A Case Report,” appeared in the December 2011 edition of AANA Journal.
The following is an excerpt from Barrett’s article:
Dr. Kathleen “Kitty” Buckwalter (BSN ’71, MA ’76) has been selected to receive the University of Iowa’s Distinguished Alumni Award.
Professor Emeritus Buckwalter, along with other recipients, will be recognized for this accomplishment at the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards luncheon and ceremony on June 9, 2012. This award is the Alumni Association’s highest honor.
Last week, UI College of Nursing Associate Professor Dr. Joann Eland was a guest on Iowa Public Radio’s (IPR) “Talk of Iowa” program.
During the interview, Dr. Eland was asked specifically about technology and the impact it has had on the nursing profession.
The interview can be listened to in its entirety by clicking here.
What is the focus of your research? What questions are you trying to answer? What problems are you attempting to solve?
School nurses do more than tend to sick kids
By Deirdre Cox Baker
In a 10-minute span one Wednesday morning, school nurse Janice Telsrow saw four students who needed medication dispensed to them, one who was returning clothes he had borrowed the day before and a sixth child who apparently had injured her knee.
Der-Fa Lu, PhD, RN, assistant professor in the UI College of Nursing, was recently named one of two researchers to receive a one-year, $30,000 American Cancer Society seed grant through the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Society at the university.
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The well documented national prescription drug shortage has Easter Iowa hospitals scrambling. A recent Gazette article looks at the impact on area medical facilities and references several UIHC personnel, including senior nurse anesthetist, Jillian Grund.
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Sherry McKay, MSN, ARNP, GNP-BC, assistant professor at the UI College of Nursing was recently inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
McKay, who mentors undergraduate nursing students and nurse practitioner (NPs) to help them develop into the nursing leaders of tomorrow, was inducted at the Academy’s 26th National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.