Hartweg Receives Top Nurse Educator Award
Professor Donna Hartweg
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
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