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Gift Advances Training of UI Health Care Nurses

A gift to the University of Iowa College of Nursing will improve patient care at UI Hospitals and Clinics by providing advanced education assistance for UI nurses.

Sally Mathis Hartwig, a UI graduate and former director of nursing at UI Hospitals and Clinics, contributed $50,000 to establish the Sally Mathis Hartwig Scholarship. The gift was made through the UI Foundation.

The scholarship will be awarded annually to two nurses currently employed by UI Hospitals and Clinics who are seeking an advanced degree through the College of Nursing. Candidates must demonstrate excellent clinical skills and leadership potential.

Mathis Hartwig, of Iowa City, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Iowa in 1975 and a master's degree in nursing administration in 1977. She served as director of nursing at UI Hospitals and Clinics from 1979 to 1993 and again, on an interim basis, in 1998.

In 1999, her colleagues established the Sally Mathis Hartwig Professorship in Gerontological Nursing Research to honor her important contributions to the university.

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