Message from the Director
Welcome to the IU Northwest School of Nursing home page! I am Director of the School of Nursing and Associate Dean of the College of Health and Human Services. Many exciting things are occurring in the School. First, our graduates’ NCLEX-RN licensure examination scores continue to rank among the highest in the state thanks to the hard work of both students and faculty. Next, the School is very excited about its planned new curriculum to be implemented in fall of 2014. The curriculum will emphasize a lifespan approach to health concepts, incorporate more pathophysiology and pharmacology, and will provide increased focus on a population approach to health. In addition, the curriculum will further emphasize nursing’s role in healthcare quality and safety.
Interprofessional education (IPE), where teams of students from professions such as Nursing, Medicine, Social Work, and Dental Education work together to more holistically meet patients’ healthcare needs remains a priority. Being part of the larger College of Health and Human Services affords us the opportunity to expand our IPE experiences.
On a very exciting note, The School of Nursing has received necessary approvals to develop a Master’s Degree, Family Nurse Practitioner Program. The program is being developed now, and we are tentatively planning a Fall 2015 implementation.
One of my commitments as Director is continuing to move the School forward in terms of visibility and reputation. One of my highest priorities is to strengthen partnerships with our area health care agencies so that together we can more effectively impact the health of our community. Again, welcome to the IU Northwest School of Nursing, and please browse our pages to learn more about us!
Dr. Linda R. Delunas, PhD, RN, CNE