New video helps seriously ill patients make decisions about their medical care prefrences
A new video will help seriously ill patients in Indiana decide what kind of medical care they want at the end of their lives. The video was written and produced by Susan Hickman, an Indiana University School of Nursing professor who co-directs the IUPUI Research in Palliative and End-of-Life Communication and Training Signature Center. It was made in collaboration with the Indiana Patient Preference Coalition, a volunteer group of stakeholders who provide education.
Dental, nursing students learn clinical skills together in new experiential program
The program was developed in response to dentists and nurse practitioners being asked to expand their respective scopes of practice. Two dental school faculty, Dr. Joan Kowolik and Dr. Richard Jackson, and two nursing school faculty, Kathleen Kent and Carol Clark, developed the experiential learning opportunity with support from the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning.
IU School of Nursing lecturer and former public health nurse Jessica Klipsch touches lives as foster parent
“When I was pregnant with my second son, I had this very strong feeling that fostering was in our future,” she said. “I wanted to be a helper and supporter in the adoption process. While we were informed by our faith on the topic, my husband and I also felt that if we had the resources we should step up.” - Jessica Klipsch
IU School of Nursing welcomes new associate dean to Fort Wayne campus
“The chance to be part of such a stellar institution and lead a new and exciting campus is the opportunity of a lifetime. I look forward to working with the faculty, staff and students in Fort Wayne and I know that we’re going to do great things together,” said Dr. Coleman, new associate dean for IU School of Nursing - Fort Wayne. “IU is the place to be and Dean Newhouse has a national reputation as a strong leader and wonderful mentor. I couldn’t be more pleased to join the team.”
Newly Appointed Associate Dean Mary Lynn Davis-Ajami and Team Establish Vision and Goals for IU School of Nursing-Bloomington
IU School of Nursing Bloomington associate dean Mary Lynn Davis-Ajami and her team have developed a thoughtful vision for the future of the School of Nursing on the Bloomington campus. "We are ready to make the School more visible while continuing to represent our core values," said Dr. Davis-Ajami. "My goal is to have a waiting line out the door for people to work and study here."
Indiana University School of Nursing Faculty Members Meg Moorman and Cassandra Siktberg Learn Innovative Teaching Methods through Mosaic Initiative
Read about Mosaic - an initiative that studies the different approaches to active learning based on academic discipline, instructional goals and class size - and how two nursing faculty are using the strategies in their classrooms. Meg Moorman, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, is a clinical assistant professor in the Indiana University School of Nursing (IUSON) and served as a fellow for last year’s cohort. Cassandra Siktberg, MSN, RN, a lecturer at IUSON, was named to the 2017-2018 Mosaic Faculty Fellows cohort.
IU School of Nursing Dean Robin Newhouse elected to National Academy of Medicine
Newhouse is one of the nation's most distinguished nurse-researchers and a leading expert in evidence-based practice for direct-care nurses and implementation research. Her research focuses on health system interventions to improve care processes and patient outcomes. She has published extensively on health services improvement interventions, acute-care quality issues and evidence-based practice.
IU launches comprehensive action on addiction, partnering with Gov. Holcomb, IU Health, and others
Dean Robin Newhouse to lead the interdisciplinary team of researchers in this multifaceted effort. "Together with our partners and community, we are responding with an integrated, multidisciplinary approach that can help us understand and address the factors that contribute to addiction, rather than a one-project-at-a-time approach. Harnessing the power of IU research, with our partners we will work with individuals, communities, organizations and policy makers using many strategies. "
IU School of Nursing family mourns the loss of 1968 alumna Molly Johnson
We mourn the loss of our good friend Molly Johnson.
IU School of Nursing research scientist helping patients better manage medications
“Today’s health care environment calls for patients to assume more and more personal responsibility for health care,” said Bartlett Ellis. “We want to empower them for greater success and demonstrate just how much of an effect their behavior and choices have on health and wellness” said Dr. Bartlett Ellis.
National nursing group honors IU School of Nursing
The National League for Nursing has chosen IU School of Nursing as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education for promoting the pedagogical expertise of faculty. The school will be recognized at the league's Education Summit in San Diego this October.
Four IU School of Nursing faculty named American Academy of Nursing fellows
The American Academy of Nursing has named four IU School of Nursing faculty members to as fellows. Carol Shieh, Ukamaka Oruche, Catherine Ivory, and Linda Chase will be honored during the Academy's annual policy conference, "Transforming Health, Driving Policy," October 5-7 in Washington D.C.
Indiana University School of Nursing’s RN to BSN Degree Completion Option Ranked Nationally by The Best Schools and Top RN to BSN
Offered at all nine IU campuses in the state, the highly ranked RN to BSN Degree Completion Option gives registered nurses the chance to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing where they work and live within 12, 18 or 24 months, after general education requirements are met.
IU School of Nursing Faculty in the News - May 2017
In the news: Dr. Sheri Robb (left) to deliver key-note address at upcoming NIH workshop "Music and the Brain." Dr. Lisa Carter-Harris' (right) new study examines why patients choose lung cancer screenings.
Anita Harden named chair of IU School of Nursing board of advisors
The Indiana University School of Nursing has announced that Anita J. Harden has been named the chair of the school's board of advisors for a two-year term. The appointment became effective April 1.
U.S. News and World Report and QS World University rankings recognize IU programs
Indiana University School of Nursing master's and DNP programs rank #1 in state of Indiana.
IU School of Nursing Scientist Committed to Addressing HIV Epidemic Among Adolescents and Young Adults
“The lessons we learn from this study will have implications for future research projects and the results will hopefully be useful to colleagues working on drug trials in Sub-Saharan Africa. Intensified prevention efforts are needed, given the adolescent population has doubled since the HIV epidemic began there,” said Knopf. “With an expanding population of adolescents and high rates of HIV among young women, we risk losing progress made in the global fight against AIDS. There are gaps to be filled.”
Scholar named for Woltman Endowed Fellowship in Health Communications
Rebecca Critser has been selected as the recipient of the Richard and Kaye Woltman Endowed Fellowship in Health Communications for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Fellowship enables a graduate student interested in palliative and end-of-life communications to gain a greater understanding of the strategies to improve communication with seriously ill patients and their loved ones.
Study to examine involving teens at high risk for HIV in prevention trials
The multi-site study will explore key issues concerning the requirement that teens obtain parental permission to participate in HIV prevention trials. According to Dr. Knopf, HIV infection rates underscore the need to better understand these issues in order to improve recruitment and enrollment of teens at high risk for HIV in biomedical prevention trials.
Nursing researcher to examine if brain training helps combat memory loss in heart failure patients
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $2.5 million grant to Susan Pressler, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA, for a study that will examine whether computerized cognitive training exercises can improve memory and quality of life for heart failure patients. Heart failure is a prevalent condition, affecting 5.1 million Americans, and is associated with increased mortality and hospitalizations and poor quality of life.
Grant Aims to Boost Colorectal Screenings
The Washington D.C.-based Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has awarded a nearly $2.6 million grant to Indiana University cancer researcher Susan Rawl. The funds will go toward an effort to increase colorectal cancer screenings among underserved patients.
Indiana University School of Nursing Announces Top 100 Alumni Legacy Leaders in Celebration of 100th Anniversary
IU School of Nursing alumni choose 100 as Top Legacy Leaders.
Chancellor's Newsletter Features IU School of Nursing
IUPUI Chancellor Charles Bantz features IU School of Nursing in his June/July newsletter.
Registration for 100th Anniversary Celebration is Open!
The year 2014 marks Indiana University School of Nursing’s 100th Anniversary, and plans are underway to make it grand!
View photos from the IU School of Nursing 100th Annivesary weekend
View and order photos from the 100th Anniversary weekend events.
Little 500 riders, fans to wear custom bandages to show support for injured rider
The Indiana University Student Foundation has organized a special tribute to show support for injured Little 500 rider Lauren Gill during the Little 500 race this weekend. Original story at http://news.indiana.edu/releases/iu/2014/04/little-500-tribute-for-lauren-gill.shtml
Michael Weaver named interim dean of IU School of Nursing
Indiana University announces interim dean for School of Nursing
IU School of Nursing publishes a new book in honor of its 100th anniversary
Filled with pictures and memories, IU School of Nursing's new historical picture book details last 100 years.
IU School of Nursing Celebrates 100 Years of Leadership
The Indianapolis Recorder features a story on the IU School of Nursing and its centennial celebration.
IU School of Nursing helps with Ebola outbreak
Read and see video about IU School of Nursing's efforts to help with the Ebola outbreak.