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Master of Science in Nursing program earns accreditation from Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education10th June 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at IU Southeast has earned full accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The accreditation for new programs such as the MSN is for five years. The CCNE accreditation process entailed a rigorous self-examination that involved an in-depth evaluation of …

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Suzie Curts ’18: frontline nursing on the Pine Ridge Reservation18th May 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Suzie Curts ’18 is literally living her dream. The standout nursing graduate is an outpatient clinic nurse in the Kyle Health Center on the Pine Ridge Reservation in Kyle, South Dakota. That dream was hatched during her junior and senior years in the IU Southeast School of Nursing, when she …

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Natalie Fichter, nurse and student-athlete, on the frontline against COVID-1920th April 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Early last season, after the IU Southeast Grenadiers women’s basketball team lost reserve post-player Gabby Read to injury, Natalie Fichter was moved to center. She had played the position in high school, at Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville, Kentucky, but at 5-feet 9-nine inches tall, had played small forward or …

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Nursing students visited Indiana Legislature for Health Policy and Advocacy Day24th March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–It’s common for political science students to visit legislators at the state capital. Nursing students? Not so much. Until now. Thanks to the initiative of Rosalind Scott Williams, clinical assistant professor of nursing, 25 students from CLASS traveled to Indianapolis earlier this year for a Health Policy and Advocacy Day. …

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IU Southeast collaborates with Veterans Court of Southern Indiana to support military community12th September 2019

NEW ALBANY, Ind. – The Indiana University Southeast School of Nursing is partnering with the Veterans Court of Southern Indiana to conduct a clinical experiential learning opportunity in collaboration with the correctional justice system and the military community. Founded in 2011 by Maria Granger, presiding judge over Floyd Superior Court 3, the Veterans Court of …

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Adam Booth selected as IU Mosaic Fellow12th July 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Adam Booth, visiting assistant nursing professor, has been selected as an Indiana University Mosaic Fellow. The Mosaic Initiative supports innovative classroom design, research and active learning in all IU classrooms. The goals of the Mosaic Initiative are to prepare faculty to teach in active learning classrooms, build a community of …

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Vikings and cinnamon buns: Swedish guests bring culture and connection to IU Southeast3rd December 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—IU Southeast recently played host to two visitors from Jönköping University (JU) in Sweden. Dr. Linda Johansson, director of the Institute for Gerontology and Ms. Susanne Johannesson, director for international exchanges, shared insights about healthcare—and cinnamon buns—in Sweden. The two were guests of Dr. Deborah Finkel, professor of psychology and …

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Nursing students dive into community health in West Virginia1st November 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Five senior nursing students and their instructor, Dr. Julia Mattingly, assistant professor of nursing, visited Charleston, West Virginia for an immersion in community health. The students are enrolled in S473, Health of the Community Practicum, and the trip enabled them to put their training to work by assisting Remote Area Medical (RAM). …

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