Barb Zust Named Finalist for 2013 Outstanding Nurses Awards

Posted on May 28th, 2013 by

Gustavus Adolphus College Professor of Nursing Barbara Zust ’76 has been named a finalist for the 2013 Outstanding Nurses Awards, presented by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine.

Zust is a finalist in the “Nurse Educator” category along with Jeff Paurus of Minneapolis Community and Technical College and Wendy Dahl of Regions Hospital. Finalists were chosen from a pool of more than 270 submissions in 13 different categories. The winners will be announced at an event on June 19 and will be profiled in the September issue of Mpls. St. Paul Magazine.

Zust teaches maternity and mental health nursing at Gustavus and also works with students who are interested in research. She has led January Interim Experience courses to Sweden and Tanzania, and Spring Break “Learning to Serve” trips to Petatlan, Mexico and San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala. She will be leading students on a January trip to India in 2014. Zust received the 2011 Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching.


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One Comment

  1. Kay L, Moline says:

    Barbara Zust is an excellent nurse candidate to be selected to receive the Outstanding Nurse Award. I am a Professor Emerita at Gustavus Adolphus, and had Barbara in my classes while she was a student. I am very proud of Barbara and her accomplishments. She is not only a fomer student, but a colleague and a friend.

    Students and faculty tell me how much they think of Barbara as a caring, professional and very effective while dealing with them. Besides her teaching and advising nursing students she is the department chair and serves on college wide committees.