Dean Robin NewhouseWelcome!

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.

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 limted 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.

The bachelor's, master's, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs in nursing at Indiana University School of Nursing in Indianapolis and Bloomington, Indiana, are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-463-6930.

The Indiana University School of Nursing is a core school composed of campuses in Indianapolis (IUPUI), Bloomington, and in July of 2018, Fort Wayne. Dean Robin Newhouse's administrative team provides oversight for the core school.

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.

We were honored to be the first school in the nation to be designated by the National League for Nursing as a Center ofNational League for Nursing logo Excellence in Nursing Education in two categories - Advancing the Science of Nursing Education (2016-2021) and Promoting the Pedagogical Expertise of Faculty (2017-2022).

In 2017, our MSN and DNP programs were ranked first in the state by U.S. News and World Report.

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.

  • Thirty Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing

    Representative group of FAAN Fellows from the IU School of Nursing

    From left, Mary Beth Riner, Susan Rawl, Janet S. Carpenter, Joan Haase, Pam Ironside, Robin Newhouse, Claire Burke Draucker, Victoria L. Champion, Susan Pressler, Diane Von An, and Janet Welch.

    Complete List of Fellows

    Joan K. Austin
    Margaret Applegate
    Janis Beckstrand
    Janice Buelow
    Diane Billings
    Janet S. Carpenter
    Victoria L. Champion
    Linda Chase
    Claire Burke Draucker
    Joanne Duffy
    Patricia Ebright
    Janet Fulton
    Joan Haase
    Eileen Hacker
    Judith A.Halstead
    Catherine Ivory
    Brenda Lyon
    Rose Mays
    Joanne Martin
    Angela Barron McBride
    Robin P. Newhouse
    Ukamaka Oruche
    Susan Pressler
    Susan Rawl
    Mary Beth Riner
    Carol Shieh
    Lillian Stokes
    Diane VonAh
    Janet Welch
    Lucia Wocial

  • Five Members of Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

    Marion E. Broome
    Janet S. Carpenter
    VictoriaL. Champion
    Joan Haase
    Robin Newhouse

  • Ten Fellows of the National League for Nursing

    Diane Billings (Honorary Fellow)
    Donna Boland
    Janet Fulton
    Judith A. Halstead
    Angela Barron McBride (Honorary Fellow)
    Janet Phillips Nice
    Deanna Reising
    Sharon Sims
    Melinda Swenson
    Lillian Stokes (Honorary Fellow)

  • Three Fellows of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

    Susan J. Moore
    Sharon Sims
    Melinda Swenson

 Many of our facutly 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. 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. In addition, the school is 21st among universities that receive funding from the National Institutes of Health, which means faculty are constantly investigating and testing solutions to a host of health care issues.

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!


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