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Mercy Students Making Change, Again

Posted by Kambra Becker on Oct 25, 2016 3:36:23 PM

Mercy College Association of Nursing Students (MCANS) participated in the 2016 Iowa Association of Nursing Students (IANS) State Convention in Cedar Rapids, IA this week. Two resolutions were developed and presented by MCANS; one related to making allergy checks an additional right of drug administration and the other was to raise awareness of ineffective advance care directive use in the hospital setting. Both resolutions passed unanimously at the state convention!


Three (3) MCANS board members were also nominated and elected onto the IANS board of directors for the upcoming year:

  • Kambra Becker - Vice President 
  • Kayla Dings - Secretary 
  • Cory Castaner - Treasurer

As a result, these three board members also participated in an meeting which included the selection of a resolution that the IANS board would present at the national convention next April in Dallas, Texas.

We are thrilled to announce that the resolution developed and presented by MCANS, related to making allergy checks an additional right of drug administration, was selected. Kambra Becker from Mercy College will be listed as the main author for this resolution and present it at the 2017 national convention.


Mercy College represented well at the 2016 Iowa Association of Nursing Students (IANS) State Convention in Cedar Rapids, Iowa this week.

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Top row from Left to Right: Spencer Elmer (Legislative Chair), Cory Castaner (Mentorship Chair), Jody Gritters (MCANS Member), Toy McMiller (Faculty Advisor), Alex Hinrichsen (President of MCANS)

Bottom Row from Left to Right: Kayla Dings (Treasurer of MCANS), Kambra Becker (Community Service Chair), Savannah McDermott (Vice President of MCANS), Kim Bruett (Faculty Advisor), Meredith Heiny (Secretary of MCANS)

Topics: amazing students, Amazing Faculty, MCANS, IANS, Allergy