2023 Keynote Speaker
Amanda McGraw, MSN, rn
Mary is originally from Southeast Iowa where she had her first career as a stay-at-home mom of 2. She attended Iowa Wesleyan College for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, graduating in 2012. In her nursing career, she has served as a cardiopulmonary bedside nurse, a house supervisor, and an educator. She moved to the Des Moines Metro in 2016 with her husband, kids, and 2 dogs. Her passion for supporting others through leadership and mentorship led her to complete my Masters of Nursing in 2019 and transition to her current role as Nurse Residency Coordinator at MercyOne in Des Moines two years later. The accomplishment she is most proud of in her career was her voluntary relocation to work and precept on the COVID unit during the pandemic helping those in extreme need.