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Release: Feb. 13, 2001

UI students elected to IANS 2000-01 Board of Directors

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Two University of Iowa College of Nursing students were elected to the Iowa Association of Nursing Students (IANS) 2000-01 Board of Directors at the IANS convention last October.

Charles Chang, a fourth-year student, was elected "Breakthrough to Nursing" director, and Leah Shever, a third-year student, was elected treasurer.

Chang's leadership responsibilities in the UI College of Nursing include recruiting at local high schools, working on establishing a mentoring program for male and minority nursing students, and helping to develop a student leadership course. His new role on the IANS board involves more outreach and recruitment at the high school level, as well as communication and sharing of ideas with other nursing education programs in Iowa.

Shever serves as co-treasurer of the UI chapter of the IANS. Her IANS duties include creating a budget, paying bills, making deposits and seeing that the association's income exceeds its expenditures.

IANS is a professional organization for students preparing for licensure as registered nurses. IANS aims to encourage growth and development of nursing students in Iowa, while also providing them educational and leadership opportunities.