Staff Spotlight – Amy Beckmann, RN, BSN, CNN

Amy is Assistant Nurse Manager for the Pediatric Dialysis & Non-Oncology Infusion Units.

I have worked at UIHC for the last 6 years. I started working part time in pediatric dialysis after a move from Minnesota in 2013. I have worked in pediatric nursing for 18 years and it is my passion! The last 3 years I have been in the role of Assistant Nurse Manager for L2 of the Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

My husband, Michael, and I have been married for almost 17 years. We have two children, Hannah 14yrs and Caden 12 yrs. Michael works in Youth Ministry at First Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids. The kids attend Linn Mar Schools as 9th and 7th graders.

As a parent of young teens, I spend a lot of time at their activities in my free time! This fall I enjoyed watching my daughter participate in many marching band competitions and activities. As a family we enjoy being outdoors and camping. Our favorite camping stops are state parks. We have covered many of the Minnesota State Parks and enjoy discovering Iowa State Parks. I also enjoy reading, baking, and puzzling.

This last summer we visited Alaska as a family. This was my second visit to Alaska and I cannot get enough of its beauty. I am grateful for the vast wilderness and ability to explore its diversity. A few favorite memories were kayaking on a glacial lake, watching a glacier calve, hiking in the mountains where rivers run clear, watching wildlife, and long summer days full of sunlight.

Favorite food? I love a good margarita pizza!

As a Minnesota native my favorite sports teams are the Minnesota Vikings and Twins.

Favorite book or movie? This is a hard question! I love to read and don’t think I could pick a favorite. As for movies, I would have to say Pride and Prejudice from 2005. It’s a movie I could watch over and over.

Fun fact: I grew up in a very small farming community in southern Minnesota where I had only 9 kids in my elementary class.

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