I'm An IU Nurse

There are more than 30,000 IU School of Nursing alumni across the globe—almost 19,500 of them are from the IUPUI and IU Bloomington campuses. All that the IU School of Nursing represents is embodied in our alumni and the work that they do each and every day.

A few of our alumni are mentioned below. If you are one of our graduates, we’d love to know your story and why you became a nurse. Please send an email to If you are not yet an alumnus, we hope that you can see yourself in these nurses.

  • Portrait of Daniel Rachemacher

    Daniel Rademacher

    “Since grade school, I have been drawn to a challenge and was always picked to lead and tackle projects,” said Rademacher. “Throughout my career, I have helped people grow and become successful in their own career paths by empowering them.”

    Daniel Rademacher, BSN '94

  • Patti Gilchrist and Hillary Clinton

    Patricia Gilchrist

    “Never feel that you are just one nurse and that your impact won’t make a difference. If it’s an injustice or simply a policy or procedure that you think can be improved – sell it, own it and fight for what you believe. You can be a leader."

    Patti Gilchrist, BSN '69

  • Portrait of Eric Newsom

    Eric Newsom

    "Leadership is about vision and a message. Being president of the Alumni Association was my chance to give something back to the School. The association has been challenged to prove that it serves a purpose for its young alumni and we have begun to meet that challenge.”

    Eric Newsom, BSN '09

  • Portrait of Lillian Stokes

    Lillian Stokes

    Lillian Stokes does not have trouble identifying her impact on the IU School of Nursing. "I championed for diversity in the School," she said. For over forty years, Dr. Stokes has been an advocate for her students.

  • Portrait of Margaret Pannell

    Margaret Pannell

    “I became a nurse because I truly desire to help people to make their situations better...”

    Margaret Pannell, RN, BSN '72

  • Portrait of Chad Priest

    Chad Priest

    “I am a nurse because I value health. Nursing is all about the promotion, support, and restoration of health...”

    Chad Priest, RN, JD, BSN '99

  • portrait of Kathy Russell

    Kathy Russell

    "I am a community health nurse, and I‘ve always been interested in community issues..."

    Kathleen Russell, BSN '73, MSN '79, PhD '93