The Indiana University East School of Nursing welcomed its first cohort for the Master of Science in Nursing program this spring semester. The School announced that nine nursing graduate students received $1,000 scholarships to advance their education. The scholarships may be used for tuition, textbooks, or fees.
Indiana University East has named Pam Lamb director of medical education. Lamb will serve as the liaison between IU East, the Indiana University School of Medicine and Reid Hospital & Health Care Services for medical students completing clinical clerkships (rotations) in Richmond.
Indiana University East School of Nursing has six members of its faculty who have earned the designation Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) after meeting strict eligibility criteria and successfully completing a rigorous certification examination developed and administered by the National League for Nursing.
Indiana University East Bachelor of Science in Nursing students traveled to Washington, D.C., to provide care and educational programming for low income residents. The group of 20 senior community nursing students left October 9 and returned October 15. Curtis Bow, lecturer in nursing, and Paula Baumann, assistant professor of nursing accompanied the students.
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.
The pinning ceremony for Indiana University East nursing graduates begins at 2:30 p.m. with a slide show and the ceremony at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 13. The annual ceremony for nursing students will be held at the Central United Methodist Church, located at 1425 E. Main Street in Richmond.
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.