University of Indianapolis School of Nursing Celebrates 60 Years of Excellence

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The University of Indianapolis School of Nursing celebrates its 60th anniversary with events planned throughout the academic year that highlight the extraordinary accomplishments of students, faculty, and staff.

The University welcomed nursing alumni, faculty, students and sponsors for a Celebration Dinner on September 26 during Homecoming Week in support of nursing scholarships. Since 2014, more than $29 million has been awarded in scholarships to students in the University of Indianapolis nursing program, averaging a nearly $7,800 award per year per student.

In November, Dr. Elizabeth Norman from New York University will visit campus to discuss her book, “We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on the Bataan by the Japanese.”

See the full list of 60th Anniversary events planned for the 2019-20 academic year.

Since its founding in 1959, the UIndy School of Nursing has contributed to Indiana’s role as a national leader in healthcare and medicine, forging a path in teaching, experiential learning techniques, professional development, research and patient care.

“Today’s nurses are expected to possess the problem-solving and leadership skills to navigate an increasingly complex healthcare system,” said University of Indianapolis President Robert L. Manuel. “Through our relationships, we continue to develop graduates who can fulfill the demand for nursing professionals who can act as good stewards in challenging times.”

“The profession of nursing has changed dramatically since the School of Nursing’s founding,” added Norma Hall, Dean of the School of Nursing. “Nurses now play an active role in interprofessional collaborative care, working with physical therapists, dietitians, occupational therapists, social workers and other healthcare fields.”

Through clinical expertise and real-life experience, UIndy students gain highly sought-after skills that are in demand in traditional and nontraditional settings. Nearly 3,000 UIndy nursing graduates are working in central Indiana today, with an additional 1,100 alumni across the state and country.

The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program is the only one of its kind in the state, and the UIndy School of Nursing is home to the largest Simulation Lab in the state, allowing students to practice life-saving skills in a risk-free environment.

From undergraduate research to career-making internships, UIndy is committed to facilitating School of Nursing partnership opportunities. One example is The Nursing Academy, a collaboration with Community Health Network that encourages more nontraditional students to earn a bachelor’s degree while working a minimum of 12 hours every two weeks as paid interns at Community.

Learn more about the University of Indianapolis School of Nursing.

About the University of Indianapolis
The University of Indianapolis, founded in 1902, is a private university located just a few minutes from downtown Indianapolis. The University is ranked among the top National Universities by U.S. News and World Report, with a diverse enrollment of nearly 6,000 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students. The University offers a wide variety of study areas, including 100+ undergraduate degrees, more than 40 master’s degree programs and five doctoral programs. More occupational therapists, physical therapists and clinical psychologists graduate from the University each year than any other state institution. With strong programs in engineering, business, and education, the University of Indianapolis impacts its community by living its motto, “Education for Service.” Learn more: uindy.edu.

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