Alumni Spotlights

There are more than 30,000 IU School of Nursing alumni across the globe—almost 19,500 of them are from the IUPUI and IU Bloomington campuses. All that the IU School of Nursing represents is embodied in our alumni and the work that they do each and every day.

A few of our alumni are mentioned below. If you are one of our graduates, we’d love to know your story and why you became a nurse. Please send an email to If you are not yet an alumnus, we hope that you can see yourself in these nurses.

  • Portrait of Margaret Pannell

    Margaret Pannell

    “I became a nurse because I truly desire to help people to make their situations better...”

    Margaret Pannell, RN, BSN '72

  • Portrait of Chad Priest

    Chad Priest

    “I am a nurse because I value health. Nursing is all about the promotion, support, and restoration of health...”

    Chad Priest, RN, JD, BSN '99

  • portrait of Kathy Russell

    Kathy Russell

    "I am a community health nurse, and I‘ve always been interested in community issues..."

    Kathleen Russell, BSN '73, MSN '79, PhD '93