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Points of Pride
Congratulations to our 2021 graduates!! Watch the tribute video and see our BSN, MSN, PhD, and DNP graduates. Read more »
Dr. Diane Von Ah is part of National Academies committee on diagnosing and treating adult cancers. Read more »
Congratulations to Bob and Mary Jane Compton who were recognized with the IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Award. Bob, who passed in 2018, and Mary Jane were successful business owners and active citizens in Terre Haute prior to selling their business and moving to Bloomington. Both are graduates of Indiana University, Bob from the Kelley School of Business, and Mary Jane from the School of Nursing. Their support of the University includes establishing endowed, named scholarships at both of their alma maters in addition to supporting the scholarship created by Mary Jane's Class of 1961 in honor of their 50th class reunion, the Emily Holmquist/Dorcas Rock Brewer Nursing Scholarship.
Dr. Wanda Thruston has been named the interim director of the Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy (CRISP) at the Indiana University Public Policy Institute. CRISP’s research focuses on systemic issues at the intersection of social policy and equity. It helps leaders and residents make informed decisions about those issues, including diversity and inclusion, education, housing and homelessness, human services, immigration, neighborhood and community development, public health and safety, and youth and families. Dr. Thruston will continue in her role as a clinical assistant professor and special assistant to Dean Newhouse for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Read more »
Congratulations to Phyllis Lewis who was recognized with the IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Award. Phyllis is a dedicated volunteer, representing the School of Nursing on the IU Alumni Association's Executive Council and most recently on the Board of Managers. She has been elected to the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township School Board consecutively from 1968 through December 2020. While President of the Indiana School Board Association, Phyllis was awarded the Key to the City of Indianapolis by then major, William H. Hudnut, III. Her awards include the IU Alumni Association's President’s Award, an IUSON Top 100 Alumni Legacy Leader, the Indiana State Nurses Distinguished Service Award, and the Sagamore of the Wabash Award. Phyllis is a proud Life Member of the IU Alumni Association.
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Despite the challenges that come with a global pandemic, IU School of Nursing Fort Wayne confers its first-ever Bachelor's of Nursing Science degrees. These students blazed a trail for future nursing graduates and will always hold a special place in the history of Indiana University School of Nursing.
Illustrating nursing's impact on Taiwan
As one of the only nurses ever elected to the legislature in Taiwan, IU School of Nursing alumna Ching-Min Chen, PhD, is a trailblazer for the nursing profession. In addition to her involvement in national health care policy, Chen is committed to educating others—through an illustrated comic book—about the role and impact of nurses in her native country.
Grateful for what she learned—and received
“It helped us at the time, so maybe we can help somebody else.” Proud parents Kenny and Debbie Ryan are finding a way to pay it forward—nearly 20 years after their daughter Mandy received student scholarships at IU School of Nursing.
Students gain deeper understanding of nurse-led research
IU School of Nursing faculty member Dr. Celeste Phillips has spent the past three years mentoring honors students through a collaborative, hands-on research project. Fresh from the student group’s selection to present at this spring’s MNRS conference, IUSON student Christine Manning sums up the experience: “This class has helped me understand the process of bringing research to the bedside.”