Anita Stineman, PhD, RN, associate professor at UI’s College of Nursing, was announced as the winner of the college’s 2011-2012 Collegiate Teaching Award. She was presented with the award—which represents the highest honor the college can bestow upon its faculty for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching—during the college’s annual spring celebration, which was held at UI’s University Club.
UI doctoral candidate dreams of being on faculty at a research-intensive nursing college, conducting groundbreaking research, and guiding the next generation of nurses into an expanding and changing profession. With a prestigious scholarship in hand, she's well on her way.
Assistant Professor Martha Driessnack and Janet Williams, Kelting Professor of Nursing, are doing their part to help increase the awareness of Huntington’s Disease (HD).
The duo was recently profiled in the Huntington’s Disease Society of America’s (HDSA) “Faces of HD” campaign – an annual initiative correlated with HD Awareness Month (May).
Lisa Sieren, statewide coordinator for United Ways of Iowa, has been selected to serve on the Steering Committee of the Iowa Action Coalition in the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. The purpose of the coalition is to implement recommendations from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.”
Mary Berg, DNP, RN, ARNP, Associate Professor at the University of Iowa College of Nursing was recently named Nurse Practitioner of the Year by the Iowa Association of Nurse Practitioners (IANP).
This award is presented each year at the Spring Nurse Practitioner Conference to one IANP member who has made “substantial contributions to IANP and to their profession.”
Nurse Leaders an Emerging Role in the Field
More Iowa programs preparing nurses for the role, aimed at improving quality and safety
Special to the Register | By Estela Villanueva-Whitman
Two Iowa nursing schools are doing their part to train clinical nurse leaders, an emerging role poised to improve quality and safety in patient care.
Many older Americans, including those with a regular primary care provider, are not receiving important geriatric services, according to a new poll released by the John A. Hartford Foundation.
As part of a collaborative geriatric pain education project that addresses the needs of an aging population, Keela Herr, PhD, RN, AGSF, FAAN, professor & associate dean for faculty at UI’s College of Nursing, recently gave a series of lectures at Southern Medical University’s Zhujiang Hospital in Guangzhou, China.
The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence will reach an important milestone this fall, as the third cohort of nursing doctoral candidates in its Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program brings the program to a national scale.
Among the scholarship recipients for the fall of 2012 is UI College of Nursing PhD student Emily Higdon.
Boots on the ground
UI services, support help military veterans transition to college
By Stephen Pradarelli
As a petty officer second class in the Navy, it was Adam Connell’s job to successfully board ships being used for arms smuggling, drug trafficking, and other nefarious activities in South America and the Persian Gulf.