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IUSON: A Legacy of Leadership

Celebrating 100 Years of Nursing (1914-2014)

Since our doors opened in 1914, the IU School of Nursing has been a catalyst for change in education, practice, and research. That spirit of innovation lives on in our students and 30,000 living alumni across the globe.

Points of Pride

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    Recent IUSON BSN graduate Audrey Stork and her classmates were honored at the 2014 Spirit of Philanthropy Luncheon for their fundraising efforts for the Students Helping Students Scholarship. The students have supported this scholarship through a variety of fundraisers, including T-shirt sales and ice cream socials, designed to attract attention to the fund and its cause. They have continuously devoted time and energy to giving back to the School and future nursing students. From left to right, Dean Broome, Lilly Bush, Audrey Stork, and Chancellor Bantz.

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    The International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses bestowed IUSON Assistant Professor Ukamaka Oruche, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC (right) with the 2014 Diversity and Equity Award for Outstanding Leadership in Promoting Culturally-Sensitive Mental Health Services at their 16th Annual Conference in Greenville, SC, March 25-29. Dr. Oruche was nominated by former IUSON faculty member Dr. Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, PMHCNS, RN, ANEF, (left) who is now a professor and endowed chair at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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    Professor Kathleen Hanna, PhD, RN, CNS, received the Clinical Nurse Specialist Researcher of the Year Award from the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS). Dr. Hanna was recognized for professional achievement as a CNS who has conducted original research that has greatly impacted “autonomous nursing practice, patient and family outcomes, and/or health care systems.” The award was presented at the March NACNS Annual Conference in Orlando, FL.

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    At Indiana University’s May 11 graduation ceremony, IU President Michael A. McRobbie presented former Dean and emerita professor Angela Baron McBride, PhD, RN, with an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree. Dr. McBride started at Indiana University as an associate professor in 1978, served as IUSON dean from 1991 through 2003, is recognized as an American Academy of Nursing Living Legend, and has earned numerous awards during her time at IU. Congratulations!

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    T32 Student Dana Hines was competitively selected for the AcademyHealth's Diversity Scholars Network, which is a scholarship that subsidized Dana’s registration, travel, and lodging expenses for the AcademyHealth's Annual Research Meeting (ARM), which took place in San Diego from June 8-10. ARM is a forum for health services research, during which health policy and research methods are discussed and networking is promoted.

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    IUSON Clinical Associate Professor Barbara Friesth, PhD, RN, received the inaugural President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Technology from Indiana University. The award recognizes Dr. Friesth’s “distinguished teaching through the sustained and innovative use of technology” and it was presented to her during the Celebration of Distinguished Teaching dinner on Friday, April 4. Congratulations!

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