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This week on Rural Health Leadership Radio we’re having a conversation with Nicole Weathers, MSN, RN, the Program Manager for the University of Iowa College of Nursing - Iowa Online Nurse Residency Program. With nearly a decade of experience in rural healthcare, Nicole understands the unique
Ten nurses at Greene County Medical Center recently completed the Iowa Online Nurse Residency Program offered by the University of Iowa. Read the article here!
We recently made the trip down to Orlando for the annual ANCC National Magnet Conference. Although it was cut short due to the hurricane, we got to meet a lot of people who are interested in our Online Nurse Residency Program.  Below are some photos from the event. 
Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson, Iowa hosted the District A Iowa Organization of Nurse Leaders meeting for the month of September.  During this meeting, eight nurse residents from the Iowa Online Nurse Residency Program had the opportunity to present their residency projects to the group of approximately 30 nurse leaders from northwest
Matthew Robertson, a current participant of UI’s College of Nursing Online Nurse Residency Program at UnityPoint St. Luke's Sioux City, recently won the 2016 Innovations in Patient Care Award for his poster presentation, which was titled “Reducing Anxiety and Distress with Pediatric Blood Samples.”
Read: UI Program Helps Area Hospital Nurses Transition To Real World (nonpareilonline.com)
Read: Program Helps Nurses Transition From Classrooms to Hospitals (Iowa City Press-Citizen)
Read: UI Program Helps Rural Nurses (CBS2/FOX28)
Read: UI's new online nursing program benefiting rural hospitals (IowaNow, University of Iowa)

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IONRP Participant Wins Patient Care Award

Matthew Robertson, a current participant of UI’s College of Nursing Online Nurse Residency Program at UnityPoint St. Luke's Sioux City, recently won the 2016 Innovations in Patient Care Award for his poster presentation, which was titled “Reducing Anxiety and Distress with Pediatric Blood Samples.”

Bestowed by the Iowa Organization of Nurse Leaders, this award honors nurses who have designed and or contributed to an innovative approach to the delivery of quality patient care.

Marsha Henn, a clinical practice expert and evidence-based practice specialist at UnityPoint, was Robertson’s mentor for the project.