College of Nursing

Alumni Newsletter

October 2017


What a difference a year makes! The faculty, staff and students are so excited about fall 2017! We have a great capable group of students who are excited about nursing education at IOWA! Our new dean, Dr. Julie Zerwic is in place and has been busy learning more about the University of Iowa College of Nursing and all that it has to offer! I hope you will have the opportunity to meet and greet her in the near future. There are plans for a major redesign of the ground floor and the first floor of the College of Nursing Building! It will truly enhance the educational experience for our students! We are very pleased with the plans and will be starting the process the middle of December 2017.

As always we are so appreciative and proud of our alumni and the support you have given us during the past year.


Liz Swanson (BSN '69, MA '75, PhD '85)
Associate Professor and Director, External Relations



Dean Julie Zerwic

College of Nursing Welcomes Dean Zerwic

Dr. Zerwic comes to the UI from the University of Illinois at Chicago where she served most recently as executive associate dean at that institution’s College of Nursing. She says she’s eager to build new and innovative cross-campus partnerships, including possible opportunities with medicine, dentistry, business, engineering, and the sciences.

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University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld and DMACC President Rob Denson signing the agreement

DMACC, University of Iowa Announce New 3+1 Nursing Partnership

Des Moines Area Community College 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 degree from the University of Iowa in one year. The agreement is called “RN to BSN 3+1.”

To read more about this new partnership, click here »

Prof. Judy Verger

Verger Named Academy Fellow

The American Academy of Nursing recently selected 173 highly distinguished nurse leaders as part of its 2017 class of Academy fellows. Among this newest group of FAANs is UI College of Nursing Professor Judy Verger, as well as multiple CON alumni.

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Lynette Marshall

UIF, UIAA Announce Merger

The UI Alumni Association and the UI Foundation have merged to form the University of Iowa Center for Advancement. Creating opportunities for everyone to stay engaged is at the core of the university's commitment to advancement. Advancement describes all that our alumni and friends do to strengthen the UI.

To read more about the UI Center for Advancement, including a chance to provide input on content direction, click here »

GOLDRush Project: Global Health Nursing Student Experience

The College of Nursing faculty wishes to enhance global health nursing experiences for undergraduate nursing students in Swaziland, Africa.

Click here to read more about how you can help launch this Global Health Nursing curriculum »

Inaugural Homecoming Block Party Photos

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In Memoriam

Death notices for UI College of Nursing alumni. Links to online obituaries provided when available.

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