The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission has announced that the NLNAC Board of Commissioners granted the Indiana University East School of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program continuing accreditation for eight years. The next re-accreditation visit is scheduled for spring 2017. The commissioners commented that one of the School of Nursing’s strengths is the significant involvement of nursing students in service to the community.
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The Indiana University East School of Nursing will honor five recipients with excellence awards during the nursing gala. The ‘09 Celebration of Caring gala will be held on Saturday, July 25 from 7-9:30 p.m. on the IU East Hayes Hall patio.
Jewell Spears will receive the Lifetime Achievement in Nursing Award. This award honors a nurse with a distinguished career as a registered nurse and exemplary contributions to health and wellness. Spears is a graduate of Richmond High School, the Reid Memorial Hospital and the Earlham College nursing program. She earned her bachelor’s degree in 1957 from Earlham College.
The Ohio Board of Regents has recently approved the offering of the Indiana University East Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science (RN to BSN) Mobility Option at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton. Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut signed the proposal signifying this program met the standards and requirements of the Ohio Board of Regents. This approval speaks to the high quality of the educational program as well as its intention to meet the need of registered nurses who wish to return to school to complete a BSN degree in nursing. Approval has been granted through December 31, 2012.
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels proclaimed today as BOSS Day. A proclamation by the governor’s office was read during the Entrepreneurship Business Opportunities for Self Starters (BOSS) program competition for high school students. Students presented their business plans in the competition. BOSS is a program in the Center for Entrepreneurship that provides high school students with the opportunity to build business knowledge, apply their research and to strengthen their networking opportunities.
The first master’s degrees will be awarded to graduates during the 38th annual Indiana University East Commencement Ceremony tonight at 6 p.m. The university will have six graduate students receiving their Master of Science in Education degrees at the ceremony. The graduates are currently public school teachers in Richmond, Centerville, Western Wayne and Ohio school districts.
Jerrell Spotwood’s short walk across the stage during Indiana University East’s 38th Commencement Ceremony at 6 p.m. will begin with a big first step – all the way from New Jersey.
Nearly 300 degrees will be conferred at the Indiana University East Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 15. Commencement begins at 6 p.m. in the Tiernan Center at Richmond High School.
IU President Michael A. McRobbie and IU East Chancellor Nasser H. Paydar will preside and address the 297 graduates eligible to receive degrees during the ceremony. The figures include degree recipients from December 2008 and candidates for May, June and August 2009.
Several Indiana University East students were recognized on Thursday, April 16 during the Honors Convocation in Vivian Auditorium. Chancellor Nasser H. Paydar presided over the program.
Chancellor’s Scholar Awards are campus-wide awards, presented to the highest achieving seniors, by academic school. Chancellor’s awards were presented to:
Indiana University East will initiate a new four-year degree program in the fall 2009 to provide students the necessary knowledge and skills for careers in information technology. The Bachelor of Science in Informatics degree program will provide students with technical and analytical skills that can be applied in a variety of industries, organizations and professions throughout the state of Indiana and beyond.
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Indiana University East is undertaking a major initiative to ensure the success of its students by putting in place programs and services that will support student persistence toward degree completion in as timely a manner as possible. To manage this initiative, an Office of Retention and First-Year Programs has been created and co-located in the Lobby of Whitewater Hall with a new Student Information Center and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Under the Dean of Students, these offices are working to improve the four-year college experience for all students.