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As dean of the Indiana University School of Nursing, let me be the first to welcome you. With a tradition dating back to 1914, it is our honor to prepare students for careers as expert clinicians, innovators, scientists, and leaders.

The Indiana University School of Nursing is composed of campuses in Indianapolis (IUPUI), Bloomington, and Fort Wayne. We share a curriculum and a governance structure. Our organizational chart explains the reporting structure. Dean Robin Newhouse is the dean for all three campuses and works with an executive team to provide oversight for all three campus locations. 

We offer four degrees in undergraduate and graduate studies that include three options in the bachelor's degree; nine options in the master's degree; a PhD and a DNP (doctor of nursing practice). Many of the programs offer distance accessible options - which means you can study where you are with limited or no need to come to campus, depending on the program. All students will have experiential learning opportunities with clinical partners throughout Central Indiana. We are fortunate to have over 200 partners that work with us in each of our programs.

We are grateful for the generosity of our alumni and donors that allow us to administer more than $700,000 in graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships annually. Students also have the opportunity to study abroad at universities with whom we have formed strategic international partnerships, like John F. Kennedy Medical Center and the University of Liberia in Liberia; Sun Yat Sen University in China; and Kaohsiung Medical University and National Defense Medical College in Taiwan.

us news and world report badgeIU School of Nursing's Master's program ranked #26 in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs Ranking. The Master's in Nursing Education track was ranked #9 in the nation and the Master's in Leadership in Health Systems was ranked #17.

IU School of Nursing's Master's and DNP programs were named to the U.S. News & World Report list of 2023 Best Graduate Nursing Schools. The Master's program ranks No. 37 nationally and the DNP program ranks No. 63.

We were honored to be the first school in the nation to be designated by NLN badge the National League for Nursing as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education in two categories - Advancing the Science of Nursing Education (2021-2026) and Promoting the Pedagogical Expertise of Faculty (2017-2022).

Our world-renowned faculty are dedicated to ensuring students' success through innovative teaching practices and curricula. Several are distinguished fellows in national nursing organizations including American Academy of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, National League for Nursing, and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.  

Many of our faculty conduct research to study a wide variety of healthcare issues, including quality of life in chronic illness; nursing education; palliative and end-of-life communication, and cancer control. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have ranked us 17th overall and 10th among public universities for 2019. In 2017, the Indiana University Champion Center for Cancer Control Research was established to support cancer research that decreases the burden of cancer for patients and families.

I am proud to represent an institution that makes profound and meaningful contributions to the nursing profession. Along with the entire faculty and staff, I invite you to discover how we have been empowering leaders for more than 100 years. Join the legacy today!

Dean Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN


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