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IUSON: A Legacy of Leadership

Celebrating 100 Years of Nursing (1914-2014)

Since our doors opened in 1914, the IU School of Nursing has been a catalyst for change in education, practice, and research. That spirit of innovation lives on in our students and 30,000 living alumni across the globe.

Points of Pride

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    On March 20, Dr. Andrea Cohee (left) successfully defended her dissertation, "The Long-Term Psychosocial Impact of Breast Cancer on Young Survivors and Their Partners." Dr. Cohee is starting a post-doctoral fellowship on Dr. Victoria Champion's R25 behavioral oncology research training grant. Dr. Smith-Howell (right) successfully defended her dissertation entitled, “End-of-Life Decision-Making Among African Americans with Serious Illness” on May 7. She will be starting a postdoctoral fellowship at University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing at the end of May. Congratulations!

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    On March 30, a group of eleven IUSON honors students visited Eli Lilly where they had the opportunity to learn about the important contributions nurses make to health care through their work for the company. Experiences included a case study lecture, illustrating the work of Eli Lilly Clinical Research Nursing Scientists, a guided tour of the Heritage Hall/Replica Building and Museum, and opportunities to visit with Eli Lilly nurse professionals.

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    Assistant professor Julie Otte has been honored with the 2015 Trustees’ Teaching Award. This award recognizes Otte’s positive impact on student learning, especially that of undergraduates. The Trustees’ Teaching Award recipients were honored at the Chancellor’s Academic Honors Convocation at Hine Hall on April 24. Congratulations!

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    Professor Angela McNelis has recently been announced as the recipient of the 2015 International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses (ISPN) Education Award. This award honors the recipient’s effective teaching strategies, mentorship, and curriculum development. The Education Award was presented to Dr. McNelis at the awards ceremony and breakfast preceding the Melva Jo Hendrix Lectureship on Friday March 27th during the 17th annual ISPN conference in Seattle, WA. Congratulations!

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    IU School of Nursing had five students in IUPUI's Top 100, an annual event that recognizes IUPUI's top 100 juniors and seniors. This year's nursing students were juniors Lisa Edgington and Katherine Williams and seniors Whitney Eldridge, Kendra Trammell, and Elaina Weiss. Katherine Williams, pictured here with Chancellor Bantz (left) and Dr. Robert Forste (right), was recognized as on of the Top 10 Female Students for 2015. Congratulations! Read more »

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    Assistant Professor Ukamaka Oruche was selected to present the Diversity/Equity Keynote Address and plenary session titled, “At-Risk Children: Collaborating with Families and Communities to Promote Equitable Mental Health Care” at the 17th annual International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses (ISPN) conference on March 26 in Seattle, WA. This was in recognition of her receipt of the 2014 ISPN Diversity/Equity Award, which acknowledges Dr. Oruche’s outstanding leadership in providing culturally-sensitive mental health services.

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