IUSON: A Legacy of Leadership
Points of Pride
IU School of Nursing staff, faculty, students, and friends gathered at a reception on December 11 to celebrate Dr. Marion E. Broome, who served as the School’s dean from 2004 to 2014. During the reception, Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie presented Dr. Broome with the President's Medal for Excellence, which is the highest honor an IU president can award. The medal recognizes merit in the arts, humanities, sciences, education, and industry.
This fall, RN-BSN Completion Program Director and clinical assistant professor Janet Phillips, PhD, RN, ANEF,was sworn into office as one of four new governors at-large for the National League for Nursing (NLN) during the organization’s annual business meeting. Dr. Phillips has been very active in NLN, including involvement as a member of the Nominations Committee and the NLN Task Group on Curriculum Innovation.
IUSON PhD student Esther R. Smith-Howell, BSN, RN, (third from right) was recently featured on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) website for her selection as a Johnson & Johnson/AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholar in 2012 and her attendance at the 2013 AACN Faculty Development Conference, along with the other 2012 scholars (pictured above). The Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars program financially supports graduate-level nursing students of diverse backgrounds who will teach in a nursing school after graduation.
IUSON clinical assistantpProfessor Julie Poore, DNP, RN, is coordinating a group of BSN students, who have created a proposal for partnership with the IU Student Outreach Clinic at the Neighborhood Fellowship Church. The BSN students will collaborate with other IPE students to staff the clinic for 40-45 weeks. The students will provide behavioral and psychosocial health coaching, chronic disease management, patient follow-up, and educational seminars on a variety of health topics.
This November, IUSON PhD student and University of Memphis clinical assistant professor, Tamara Otey, successfully defended her dissertation, “The Perception of African American Faith-Based Organizations Regarding African Americans with HIV.” Dr. Otey’s dissertation committee included IUSON faculty members Dr. Claire Draucker and Dr. Wendy Miller, IUSON emerita faculty member Dr. Janice Buelow, and University of Memphis faculty member Dr. Marian Levy. Congratulations!
IUSON Bloomington clinical assistant professor and PhD student Heidi Holtz, MSN, RN, has been competitively selected to serve on the Advisory Committee for the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Professional Issues Panel on Workplace Violence and Incivility. The Professional Issues Panel is working to develop a position statement on workplace violence and incivility as well as recommendations for nurses and employers. The Advisory Committee will provide guidance to ANA and the Steering Committee throughout the duration of the project.
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