“The Pediatric ICU course I took made me a more marketable graduate and helped me obtain my dream job as a pediatric ICU nurse at Riley Hospital.”
Community involvement is at the heart of our profession. We are actively engaged in research and service that promotes the health and well-being of Indiana citizens.
Students get experience
Nothing prepares you for your nursing career like hands-on experience. Undergraduate and graduate nursing students perform integral roles in community projects. Clinical practice through service learning begins in the first semester of the freshman year and is a significant part of every subsequent semester. Our clinical partners provide an array of field practice options.
Communities get services
Indiana University School of Nursing, in collaboration with the School of Physical Education and Restaurant Tourism Management, developed the “Fit for Life” program operating in three Indianapolis public high schools. The program teaches physical education students to serve as personal trainers for participants in after school and adult programming; nursing students serve as health counselors for the population.
In fall 2009 the “Reducing the Risk” program was initiated at the George Washington Community High School Wellness Center. The program partners undergraduate nursing students with graduate students in the adult nurse practitioner program to provide education and strategies to reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes with the participants using the Wellness Center. The students are available two evenings a week in the Center.
For more information, visit our community projects pages or contact us.