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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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    This past June, T32 student Dana Hines successfully defended her dissertation, “Social Patterns and Pathways to HIV Care Among HIV-positive Transgender Women.” Her dissertation committee included: IUSON professors Claire Draucker and Susan Rawl, University of Delaware professor of Nursing Barbara Habermann, IU Bloomington associate professor of Sociology Carrie Foote, and Georgia State University professor of Sociology Eric Wright.

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    This October, faculty emerita Diane Billings will receive the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) Living Legend Award. This award is given to AAN fellows for their “extraordinary contributions to the nursing profession, sustained over the course of their careers.” Dr. Billings will join IUSON dean emerita Angela McBride and late fellow faculty emerita Phyllis Stern as an AAN Living Legend.

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    Cindy D. Hollingsworth, IUSON coordinator of instructional design was awarded a Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing from Elsevier and the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning for her work on the Clinical Simulation in Nursing journal. This award is only given out once a year, and this is the second consecutive year that Cindy has been recognized by Elsevier for her review work.

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    Assistant professor Ukamaka Oruche has been accepted as a participant scholar for a National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Translational Health Disparities Course. The course in entitled, “Integrating Principles of Science, Practice and Policy in Health Disparities Research” and will take place in Bethesda, Maryland this August.

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    Associate professor Deanna Reising will receive a Founders Award from nursing honor society Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) this fall at the STTI Education Summit in Las Vegas. This is the society’s highest honor and one among several awards named for the six founding members and Ethel P. Clarke, director of IUSON at the time of Sigma’s founding. Dr. Reising’s award is the Elizabeth Russell Belford Award for Excellence in Education.

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    For the past year, clinical assistant professor Mary Mueller has been working with the National League for Nursing (NLN) to garner recognition for IUSON’s work in geriatric education. The result of this effort is the School’s receipt of the 2015 NLN Hearst Foundations Excellence in Geriatric Education Award, which will be presented at the NLN Education Summit this fall. Also, IUSON faculty will present their methodology for teaching geriatrics at the summit.

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