Winter 2021

The Nursing News

Winter 2021

From the Interim Associate Dean

Eileen Danaher Hacker, PhD, APRN, AOCN, FAAN

We did it!

In December, we completed the first full semester in our beautiful, new, state-of-the-art Health Sciences Building in a safe, face-to-face environment - something that we all missed! It was a semester full of accomplishments, many of which you will read about in this edition of The Nursing News.

On a personal note, this will be the last time I talk to you in the pages of The Nursing News. My time as interim associate dean has ended, and I will be turning the reins over to Dr. Wendy Miller, IUSON BL's new, permanent associate dean. There are so many new opportunities now open for our school. I am confident that everyone will provide Dr. Miller with the same level of support that you have so generously afforded me.

My time in Bloomington has been very special: I got to see the enthusiasm and resiliency of our students and the desire of our faculty and staff to do whatever it takes to help students succeed. I also discovered the overwhelming generosity and support offered, every day, by our alumni and donors. We truly could not do any of this without YOU. These memories are sure to stay with me. I am proud to have served as your interim associate dean. Thank you all for being a part of our IUSON BL extended family!

Wendy Miller

Meet Wendy Miller

Our new associate dean shares her thoughts about the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Read about Dr. Miller
Students in red scrubs standing in front of Regional Academic Health Center

No place like home

Our students get the best of both worlds in a space that combines cutting-edge classrooms and clinicals.

Learn about the space
Roxie Barnes

Faculty profile: Roxie Barnes

Meet our talented faculty member who is part free spirit, creative soul, and tech guru.

Read about Dr. Barnes
Several mortar boards held up against the blue sky


We salute the diverse, dedicated, and decidedly driven Class of December 2021!

Read about graduation
Becky Serfass

I am an IU nurse: Becky Serfass

A recent grad speaks from her own experience when offering some everyday words of advice to our students.

Read about alumna Becky Serfass
IUSON student

Homecoming weekend

Join us as we look back on a weekend filled with food, family, friends, and fun!

Read about Homecoming
Joyce Krothe

Making a difference

Joyce Splann Krothe

A first-generation college graduate pays it forward to the next generation of nurses.

Read about Joyce Splann Krothe
Ashley Burelison

New faces

Meet the talented professionals who've joined our staff.

Learn about our new staff members
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Student corner

We welcome the Class of 2024 and take part in IU's kid-friendly Science Fest.

Read about our students
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Faculty news

Meet three members of our adjunct faculty, then read about our faculty's latest round of publications, grants, appointments, and awards.

Read about our faculty