Indiana University School of Nursing Celebrates 2021 Graduates
On behalf of the faculty and staff of Indiana University School of Nursing, congratulations on your graduation and entry into the nursing profession as a BSN-prepared nurse.
Congratulations to our Doctoral Graduates, which include those from the Doctor of Nursing Practice and the PhD programs.
Congratulations to our Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists as they begin their role as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Masters-prepared Leaders of Health Systems and Masters-Prepared Educators.
We are so proud of each and every one of you.
I know this last year has been different than any of us ever expected. When I think of you, the words resilient, dedicated, and tenacious come to mind. I imagine that you will carry those characteristics with you through your lifetime, And after all, you are IU Nurses. You will accomplish much and make a different to the health of countless people, their families and communities.
For example, let me start with some statistics: 30.4 million. 550,000. Big numbers. Important priority. These statistics are cases of coronavirus - 30.4 million people. And deaths - 550,000 people related to coronavirus.
Nurses have been central to the response to coronavirus, serving on the front lines of infection control, delivering health care in all settings: public health, home visits community, ambulatory, acute care, long-term care. I know that as clinicians, you, personally and collectively, will improve the lives of patients, families, and their communities, protecting, promoting and optimizing their health.
You will prevent illness through your assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of your plan. You will prevent injury through strategies as patient education and policy advocacy. You will alleviate suffering through your diagnosis and treatment of the human response. You will have an opinion about policy and will advocate for health care for individuals, families, communities and populations.
I would also like to acknowledge that many of you successfully completed a graduate program while working on the front lines, clinically, in response to the coronavirus surge.
Now, you move to the next stage of your career: an Advanced-Practice Registered Nurse that will diagnose and treat patients in primary care; policy makers that will influence health through local, state and national legislation; leaders of health systems; public health and primary care clinical leaders who will translate evidence to practice; and scientists that will make ground-breaking discoveries that will help people choose treatments, manage symptoms, and improve the quality of life for people they care for.
Some will become faculty, who will teach the next generation of nurses.
I am exceptionally proud of you and congratulation you on your graduation. I know you and how important you are now and will be to the health of the nation because you are an IU Nurse and today is a good day to be an IU Nurse.
Dean Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Congratulations, graduates of our graduate programs!
My name is Rebecca Bartlett Ellis, and I’m the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
Today, we celebrate you and we are so incredibly proud of your accomplishments. We’re excited about your future and your contribution to the profession. We wish you all the best and your continued success and career as you celebrate yourself as an IU Nurse graduate.
Associate Dean Rebecca Ellis, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC
Indiana University School of Nursing Pledge
I hereby pledge before this assembly as a member of the Indiana University School of Nursing to uphold its core values of respect, responsibility, trust and dialogue. I will show respect for all people, recognizing the importance of their individual contributions and diversity. I will take full responsibility for my actions, and foster trust by acting with honesty, integrity, and openness. I pledge to maintain high personal standards and strive to elevate myself in the nursing profession through a process of lifelong learning. I will maintain the privacy and confidence of my patients. I will embrace diversity, be impartial and devote myself to continuously advocate for the safety and welfare of those committed to my care. To the best of my ability I will serve in my practice with distinction.
|Katie Ruth Busby
Dissertation: Exploring mentoring relationships among novice nurse faculty:
A grounded theory
Research Chair: Deanna Reising, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FNAP, ANEF
|Adele Deborah Lenae Crouch
Dissertation: Cognitive Dysfunction in Older Breast Cancer
Chair: Diane Von Ah, PhD, RN, FAAN
|Kimberly Sue Hodge
Dissertation: Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Readmissions
in Older Adults
Research Chair: Janet Fulton, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, ANEF, FCNS, FAAN
|Christina Louise Kiger
Dissertation: The Attributes of Nurse Residency Programs Influencing
the Newly Licensed Registered Nurse
Research Co-Chairs: Julie Otte, PhD, RN, FAAN and
Deborah DeMeester, PhD, RN, CNE
|Kimberly Renee McNealy
Dissertation: Understanding of Interprofessional Communication to Impact
Patient Safety in the Operating Room
Research Chair: Deanna Reising, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN, FNAP, ANEF
|Stacy Ann Rosales
Dissertation: The Mother’s Lived Experience of Breastfeeding in the
First 4 Weeks Postpartum: A Heideggerian Hermeneutic
Research Chair: Deborah Stiffler, PhD, RN, CN
|Andrea Lynn Tanner
Dissertation: "It's Hard!": Adolescents' School Experience and
Self-Management of Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
Research Chair: Wendy Miller, PhD, RN, CNS, CCRN, FAAN, FAES
Honors Research Project: “Adherence Measures, Definitions, Rates and
*Sarah Reilly McNerney
|*August 2021 Graduates
Distinction is awarded to 10% of the total graduating class
Gabriela Santes Diaz
Nicole Vande Vusse