March 2, 2009
Briar Cliff University Nursing Student Association to Host Mrs. Iowa
SIOUX CITY, Iowa – The Briar Cliff University Nursing Student Association will host Mrs. Iowa 2009, Val Whitehead, on Wednesday, March 4 at 7 p.m. in the Saint Francis Center in the Stark Student Center on campus. The event is free and open to the public.
A Spencer, Iowa native, Mrs. Whitehead is a registered nurse and holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. During her reign as Mrs. Iowa 2009, she is promoting the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Campaign, a movement dedicated to fighting heart disease among women. Mrs. Whitehead is the mother of three children and a community volunteer.
Briar Cliff’s Nursing Student Association, a student-led organization open to all Briar Cliff pre-nursing and nursing students, promotes the development of skills needed to be responsible and accountable members of the nursing profession. The organization also advocates for high quality evidence-based, affordable and accessible health care and sponsors a number of annual fundraising and community involvement activities.
Briar Cliff University is a Catholic institution with an enrollment of more than 1,100 students from 24 states and four countries. Students are educated in the Franciscan tradition of excellence in the liberal arts and career preparation in an environment of care and compassion. For more information, please visit briarcliff.edu.