Indiana University East received approval for the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The first cohort will begin in January 2012.
The Master of Science in Management and the Master of Science in Nursing degrees will soon be offered at the IU East campus in Richmond. Having received final official approval from the North Central Association’s Higher Learning Commission, IU East’s regional accreditor, these programs will attract students who wish to advance their education to the next step beyond the bachelor’s degree. These programs will bring to four the number of master’s programs offered by IU East, joining the Master of Science in Education and the Master of Social Work degrees.
IU East currently offers the RN to BSN program in Richmond, Lawrenceburg, Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, and online.
Indiana University East received approval for a new graduate degree program from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education on February 11 in Indianapolis. The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) could begin offering courses in fall 2011, pending final approval by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
IU East students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program were on Good Morning America’s “Your Three Words” segment on Saturday, January 29. The segment encourages viewers to share what’s on their mind in three words.
The pinning ceremony for Indiana University East nursing graduates begins at 2:30 p.m. with a slide show with the ceremony at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 14. The annual ceremony for nursing students will be held at the Central United Methodist Church, located at 1425 E. Main Street in Richmond.
Diana Stanforth, clinical assistant professor of nursing at Indiana University East, has been selected to receive the 2010 Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching Award. As an award recipient, Stanforth joins a distinguished group of faculty selected among IU and its regional campuses.
“Ms. Stanforth is indeed a master teacher who demonstrates excellence on a daily basis,” said Karen Clark, dean of the School of Nursing. “Receipt of this award acknowledges her outstanding contributions to the School of Nursing and her students.”
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.
Indiana University East faculty present papers at national and international conferences throughout the year, sharing their wealth of knowledge and expertise with several colleagues and students.
School of Nursing
Karen Clark, dean of the School of Nursing, Paulette Humphries, lecturer in nursing, and Diana Stanforth, clinical assistant professor, recently had an article published in the January edition of the Nurse Educator. The article is “Teaching undergraduate nursing research: A collaborative approach.”
It breathes. It talks. It does everything a human being can do but more importantly, the Nursing Kelly manikin simulator is teaching students in the Indiana University East School of Nursing program how to deal with and treat real-life situations.