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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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    On January 18, a group of fourteen IUSON staff, faculty, and students attended the IUPUI 46th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. dinner, featuring author Dr. Marc Lamont Hill. On MLK Day, fourteen IUSON students and one staff member volunteered at the Midwest Food Bank. There they loaded food and supplies into the vehicles of various organizations from across the state that, in turn, distributed the food and supplies in their own communities.

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    Second degree BSN student and Robert Wood Johnson scholar, Morgan Opasanyah, was recently elected as secretary for the Indiana Association of Nursing Students (IANS), which is the Indiana Chapter of National Student Nurses’ Association. He will serve as secretary for one year, and his responsibilities will include communications, administration, meeting organization, ensuring compliance with governing requirements, and working with members of the executive committee. Congratulations!

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    Clinical assistant professor Debra Sipes-Fears, MSN, and visiting lecturer Cynthia Bemis, MSN, RN, NE-BC, have been appointed to serve as interim clinical coordinators for the Community & Health Systems and Science of Nursing Care departments. They will work closely with the BSN course leaders, the department chairs and assistant chairs, and others to identify the number and type of clinical sites needed to support pre-licensure students’ achievement of curricular outcomes.

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    PhD student Rebecca Guilkey, BA, BSN, RN, CCRN, was competitively selected to present her abstract, "Pain and Quality of Life in Post-Craniotomy Brain Tumor Patients: An integrative review" at the Society of Behavioral Medicine annual conference in San Antonio, TX this April. Congratulations!

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    Clinical associate professor and assistant dean for learning resources, Barbara Friesth, PhD, RN, submitted a proposal that has been selected for funding by the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning. The proposal, entitled “School of Nursing Informal Study Areas,” will be funded with the Learning Environments grant for $14,500.

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    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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