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Feb. 12, 2009

Local UI College of Nursing student receives new scholarship

(Student name) of (hometown), a student in the University of Iowa College of Nursing, is one of eight students awarded a New Careers in Nursing Scholarship from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. This is the first time UI students have received these scholarships.

The scholarships were awarded to students who have a non-nursing bachelor's degree and are now enrolled in accelerated nursing programs for the 2008-09 academic year. Recipients will be recognized as UI College of Nursing Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars and provided guidance for future leadership in nursing.

The UI College of Nursing Master of Science in Nursing/Clinical Nurse Leader degree is an accelerated program that allows students to build on a non-nursing bachelor's degree. Students graduate with a master's degree after 18 months. Because students in the program have completed core courses, the college is able to prepare nurses for registered nurses licensure at a faster rate than with the traditional bachelor of nursing science degree program alone.

The New Careers in Nursing Program provides support to students from groups underrepresented in nursing or from disadvantaged backgrounds to help address the nation's nursing shortage.

EDITORS: Students are listed below alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa award recipients listed first.


Iowa City: Neupane Sumnima and K. Salek Walker

Johnston: Lia Yoon

Kalona: Ruth Bustos

Tiffin: Joshua Curphy

Mason City: Brian Steil


Evergreen Park: Candace Peterson


Coon Rapids: Ernestine Mambo

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa College of Nursing, 101 Nursing Building, Iowa City, Iowa 52242

MEDIA CONTACT: Leslie Gannon, 319-335-7003,