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University of Iowa News Release

Feb. 19, 2004

Nursing Career Day 2004 Is Feb. 21 At UI Hospitals And Clinics

The Department of Nursing Services and Patient Care at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will host a career day event for nursing students and experienced nurses interested in joining the staff of Iowa's first and only Magnet hospital.

"Nursing Career Day 2004" will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21. The theme of this year's event is "Changing Medicine. Changing Lives. Make One of Them Yours." The event will begin in the East Room, located on the eighth floor of Roy Carver Pavilion, and will include nursing division displays and unit tours. Brunch will be served at 10:30 a.m. and parking passes will be provided.

To R.S.V.P. or obtain additional information about the Nursing Career Day 2004 agenda, call Nursing Human Resources at 319-356-2120 or toll free 800-777-IOWA (4692).

The American Nurses Credentialing Center, the credentialing arm of the American Nurses Association, announced Jan. 12 that UI Hospitals and Clinics was awarded the prestigious Magnet Designation for Nursing Excellence. UI Hospitals and Clinics is the first hospital in the state to earn the coveted honor, which is granted to hospitals that undergo a rigorous, voluntary evaluation process. Only 101 hospitals in the world have been distinguished as Magnet hospitals. Independent studies of Magnet hospitals have shown that patients who receive care in such centers average a shorter length of stay and have higher rates of satisfaction. Also, nurses working in Magnet hospitals are more satisfied with their work and the care they provide, and Magnet hospitals have an increased rate of retention among nurses.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at http://www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 200 Hawkins Drive, W219 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009.

MEDIA CONTACT: Clancy Champanois, 319-384-9171, clancy-champanois@uiowa.edu.