Donna Hartweg

Professor Donna Hartweg

Hartweg Receives Top Nurse Educator Award

October 7, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University’s Professor of Nursing Donna Hartweg will be honored as the recipient of the 2009 Illinois Nurses Association (INA) Nurse Educator Award.

The award, which honors an individual’s advancement of nursing education and commitment to serving as a role model for nursing students, will be presented at a banquet for state INA Conference in Lombard, Ill., on Oct. 16.

Hartweg, who joined the Illinois Wesleyan faculty in 1978, is the Caroline F. Rupert Professor of Nursing. She recently retired as the director of the University’s School of Nursing, a position she held from 1991 until August of 2009.

According to the INA, the Nurse Educator Award is only presented to those who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and service to the nursing program and to the community. Hartweg is known nationally for her research and efforts to face the national nursing shortage, joining the Illinois Center for Nursing Advisory Board in 2006 to help find solutions. She has chaired the boards of the Community Health Care Clinic, BroMenn Hospitals and the Illinois Association of Colleges of Nursing. Her research focuses on assisting health-care professionals to communicate with Spanish-speaking immigrant women on healthy living, which she presented at an international conference in Japan in 2007.

Hartweg has a doctorate from Wayne State University, and master’s degrees from the University of Illinois in Chicago and Illinois State University.

Contact: Rachel Hatch, (309) 556-3960