Fall 2022

The Nursing News

Fall 2022

Wendy Trueblood Miller

From the Associate Dean

Wendy R. Trueblood Miller


This is my first time talking with you as the associate dean of the IU School of Nursing on the Bloomington campus (IUSON BL). Before taking on this role, I had previously worked as faculty at IUSON BL and, coming into this position, had heard so many positive things about the school’s students, faculty, staff, alumni, and donors.

I can only say that, after a few months on the job, everything I have heard is true!

Because of you, there are so many great things happening in Bloomington, including our ambitious plan to help address the nursing shortage in our state by increasing the number of students accepted to our program by 50%.

But there is another side to the story that we want to tell.

For the past 20 years, Gallup’s Most Honest & Ethical Professions Poll has reported that the American public views nursing as our nation’s most trusted profession. And you have often heard it said that nurses are superheroes who work tirelessly on healthcare’s frontlines.

While that is certainly true, did you know that nurses are also highly-skilled research scientists and innovators? More and more, nurses are playing leading roles in the pioneering of—and gaining acceptance for—many lifesaving procedures.

In this edition of The Nursing News, we’ll take you behind the scenes to look at some of the people and programs we offer to help our students build a foundation of science that will enable them to care for patients in all their complexity. It’s a story that will be both eye-opening and one that you’ll enjoy reading. 

As always, thank you for being a part of our IUSON BL extended family!

Two IUSON students

Room to grow

We announce plans to grow enrollments in our traditional BSN program by 50% in fall 2023.

Read about our expansion plans
RQI publicity brochure

A Hoosier first

We become the first nursing school in Indiana to pilot an advanced digital resuscitation program.

Learn about the program
President Whitten and 2 students

A commitment to diversity

IU President Pamela Whitten joins us to unveil a mural showcasing IUSON's long-standing commitment to diversity in health care.

Read about the mural
Angela Opsahl

Faculty profile: Angela Opsahl

A much-respected faculty member's personal journey has taken her from Boone County, IN, to Edinburgh, Melbourne, and beyond.

Read about Dr. Opsahl
INSON Honors Program logo


This year's Honors Program students continue a 20-year tradition of producing impactful, student-produced research.

Learn about our Honors Program
Allyson Hunsinger

I am an IU nurse: Allyson Hunsinger

A new grad details her journey from Honors Program student to presenting on the world stage.

Read about Allyson Hunsinger
Abby Berg and donor recipient

The gift of life

A member of our faculty offers a lifesaving gift to a family in need.

Read about Dr. Berg
Two IUSON grads

Graduation: Our May 2022 Recognition Ceremony

We return to stately Presidents Hall to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of our spring graduates.

Read about graduation
IUSON students in photobooth type frame

Making a difference: IU Day

Join us for our Spring ’22 celebration of all things IU!

Read about IU Day
Bloomington scene with sign "IU Said Yes"

Student corner

Experience the excitement as we welcome the classes of 2023 and 2025 to IUSON BL.

Read about New Student Orientation
Bethany Murray

Faculty and staff news: New faces

Meet the talented professionals who have joined our team.

Meet our new team members
IUSON Bloomington logo

Faculty and staff news: Awards

Few semesters were as rewarding as spring 2022 when recognizing the accomplishments of our faculty and staff.

Read about our accomplishments

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