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School nurses attend annual conference sponsored by UI College of Nursing

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- (Name), of (City), was one of about 175 school nurses and other professionals who recently attended the 24th annual School Nurse Conference in West Des Moines. The University of Iowa College of Nursing organizes the conference each year to help school nurses stay abreast of developments in the practice of school nursing.

The focus of this year's conference was on how school nurses can communicate more effectively with educators and document the effectiveness of the work they do in the school setting.

The featured speaker for the conference was Judith Igoe of the University of Colorado School of Nursing. Igoe, a UI graduate, is nationally recognized for her work in the area of school nursing. She gave presentations on measuring school nursing program outcomes and on teaching children to be their own health advocates.

School nursing is taking on added importance as social and economic changes move more health care out into the community, according to Ann Marie McCarthy, Ph.D., assistant professor of nursing at the UI. "School nursing is the pediatric nursing of the future," McCarthy said.

Working in the educational setting means school nurses also have to collaborate with teachers and school district administration, McCarthy said. "Children need to be healthy in order to learn."

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EDITORS: Receipt of this announcement indicates that one or more individuals in your area attended the annual school nurse conference. A list of those who participated in the event, organized alphabetically by city, follows.

IOWA

Adel Julie A. Leetch
Albia Charlene Crall, Bev Gray
Alden Jane Dunning
Algona Joanne M. Lighter
Ames Catherine Bates, Joyce E. Peterson
Ankeny Charlotte Burt
Armstrong Lisa Hansen, Kathy Preston
Battle Creek Lorraine Jepsen
Bettendorf Sharon Brooks
Blairsburg Judy Ost
Bloomfield Lesle Kouba
Buffalo Ruby McCullough
Buffalo Center Debra J. Aukes
Burlington Joyce Kuster, Kathy Tieman (see also: West Burlington)
Bussey Karol Little
Cedar Falls Joyce Hansel, Marilyn Kinne, Kym Kipriva
Cedar Rapids Kathy Bowersox, Cindy Fagan
Center Point Marj Pepin
Chariton Anne Nielsen
Charlotte Julie Haferbier
Cherokee Janne Johnson
Chester Sheryl Cray
Clarion Katie Stecher
Clinton Barbara J. Randolph
Columbus Junction Rita Adam, Sharon Della Vedova, Lisa Meeker, Sharon Stewart
Conrad Gloria Dielschneider
Corning Kathy Peterson
Corydon Bonnie Dudley
Danville Debbie Kennelly
Davenport Mary F. Lovewell, Carol I. Nickell
Decorah Jeri Wilson
Delmar Jackie Crowley
Dike Darlys Wiese
Dows Jean Agena
Eagle Grove Barb Dooley
Estherville Sandy Fandel, Karla Lester
Farmington Kathleen Van Winkle
Fenton Salena Siefken
Glenwood Terry Armstrong
Guthrie Center Jill Hermansen
Hamburg Peggy Sue Welchens
Hampton Sandy Hansen, Sandy Pralle
Haverhill Denise Determan
Hazleton Mary Jo Weber
Humboldt Pam Olson
Inwood Sandra Moeller
Iowa City Carolyn Matousek
Iowa Falls Marianne Jones
Keokuk Barbara Haas, Becky Long
La Porte City Gloria Thomsen
Le Grand Karla Breed
Lowden Doris Anderson
Maquoketa Jane Bentrott, Jane Wold
Marshalltown Kathy Deibert, Linda Kaplan, Elly Mack, Marilyn Peasley
McIntire Sandy Offen
Monticello Judy Roussell
Moorhead Teresa M. McCandless
Mount Auburn Becky Fisher
Mount Pleasant Janice K. Hanss
Mount Vernon Lois Pavelka
Muscatine Kay Hasson, Joanne McCullough
Nashua Dixie Roll
New Hampton Kathy Leonard
New London Janet Minnie, Carolyn M. Reid
Newton Donna Jo Smith, Barbara Kopaska
Nora Springs Anne M. Moorehead
Oskaloosa Diane Andeway, Laurie Schelker
Parkersburg Mary Schwenner
Perry Connie R. Joy
Pleasantville Ginny Krichau
Preston Carol Atkinson
Red Oak Bernadette Ellerman
Ridgeway Pat Bouska
Rockford Carol Schlader
Rockwell City Helen L. Adams, Robert Ericson
Russell Wendy Nickell
Spencer Myrna Edmonds, Margaret Nicks
Swea City Pamela L. Braddock
Thompson Joan M. Krull
Tipton Julie McBride
Victor Joan Robinson
Waterloo Pat Luloff, Lois Miller, Arlene Prather-O'Kane, Monica Watters
Waukee Linda Hakeman
West Burlington Kay Haring, Deb Trousil (see also: Burlington)
West Liberty Judy Mully
Wilton Janice Telsrow
Winthrop Claudia Gillette
Wyoming Mary Hansen

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