UI CONnection – Fall 2020
UI CONnection – Fall 2020

UI CONnection – Fall 2020

Dear Alumni and Friends of the College:

This has been a year to adapt and excel. In this newsletter, you’ll notice links to a video and photo gallery from our modified fall white coat ceremony. We celebrated using a virtual format which included family and friends. Students participated from their homes and were able to invite someone special to assist with the donning of the white coat. We invited students to gather later for individual pictures. Yes, we had to adapt, but the event was personal and safe for our students and other guests. Our goal this year is to continue to excel in our teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and our service through our faculty practice, communities and professional organizations.

We have enjoyed hearing from our alumni and posting on our Facebook page how you have adapted to COVID-19 and contributed to the health care response. Please keep your communications coming.

And always, GO HAWKS!

Julie Zerwic PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
Kelting Dean and Professor

Kathleen Buckwalter

Buckwalter Recognized as ‘Living Legend’

The American Academy of Nursing officially designated five prominent nurse leaders as Living Legends—the Academy's highest honor. Among the five honorees is UI College of Nursing Professor Emeritus Kathleen (Kitty) Buckwalter.

Prof. Barbara St. Marie

St. Marie Selected as Academy Fellow

The American Academy of Nursing recently announced its selection of 230 highly distinguished nurse leaders as part of its 2020 Class of Academy Fellows. Among this extraordinary group of new Fellows is University of Iowa College of Nursing faculty member Barbara St. Marie.

Prof. Stephanie Gilbertson-White

Gilbertson-White Joins Nurse Leader Fellowship Program

Associate Professor Stephanie Gilbertson-White is one of only 11 nurse scientists who has been accepted to the inaugural cohort of the Betty Irene Moore Fellowships for Nurse Leaders and Innovators.

Elyse Laures

A Passion to Keep Kids Out of Pain

As a doctoral student in nursing at the University of Iowa, Elyse Laures is studying pain assessment in children who are sick. She hopes to decrease their lengths of stay in pediatric intensive care units and expedite their healing.

Mabel McRevey Kelly

A Gift 100 Years in the Making

An estate gift from a University of Iowa College of Nursing graduate is helping to support mental health initiatives for current and future students.

BSN Beginnings/White Coat Ceremony

BSN Beginnings/White Coat Ceremony

For incoming BSN students, the White Coat Ceremony marks a milestone of achievement on their journey to becoming a registered nurse by formally welcoming them into the profession. The donning of a white coat symbolizes the nursing students' transition to clinical nursing course work and live patient care.  

In Memoriam

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

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