Mason City, IA

Meriel is just one of thousands of University of Iowa College of Nursing graduates who have made a difference in an Iowa community. Demuth, who was part of the inaugural RN to BSN class, had already been a nurse for 28 years prior to enrolling at the University of Iowa.

“Obtaining my BSN enabled me to see the bigger picture of the profession. I am firmly convinced that as professionals, nurses should be baccalaureate-prepared,” noted Demuth.

After obtaining her BSN, Demuth began working as a staff nurse in a small local hospital in Mason City. She is currently the co-chair of the hospital auxiliary, serves as secretary for both the Iowa Nurses Association and for the Iowa Nurses Foundation where she has enjoyed participating in the 100 Great Iowa Nurses initiative. She is now semi-retired, but still does what she has always loved: taking care of patients.

This is your Hometown Hawkeye.