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UIndy Health Pavilion faculty, staff, and students showcase research

The first annual UIndy Health Pavilion Scholarship Day, held on Friday, May 19, 2017, showcased research from nearly 20 faculty, staff, undergraduates, and graduate students. Dr. Erin Fekete, School of Psychology, and Dr. Stephanie Combs-Miller, Krannert School of Physical Therapy, organized the event as a way to promote interprofessional learning and discussion. “The Health Pavilion

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Pre-professional tracks in the medical and health fields

Students planning to pursue a graduate degree in medical or health science fields should seek a university that offers flexible programming with multiple degree paths, personal attention, and support to prepare for the rigorous graduate admissions process.  The University of Indianapolis faculty and staff are experts on helping students find their academic passion and a

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New Accelerated Nursing Program Aimed At Career-Changers

UIndy’s new bachelor’s degree offering provides fast track to licensure. A new nursing program at the University of Indianapolis enables students with college degrees in other fields to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in as little as 15 months of full-time study. The Second Degree Accelerated BSN Program combines courses and lab simulations

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OPTIMISTIC dementia training poster wins award

Since 2013, the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community has coordinated education and training for OPTIMISTIC, a long term care quality improvement initiative. In Fall 2014, OPTIMISTIC rolled out an innovative 6-week dementia care training program. The explanation of that program was recognized recently as the best poster presentation at the Society for

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Glen Campbell’s film on Alzheimer’s fight to show at UIndy

On July 16 at the University of Indianapolis Ransburg Auditorium, American Senior Communities will host a screening of the film “I’ll Be Me,” which chronicles the farewell tour and personal battle of country music legend Glen Campbell. The musician’s career was ended by advancing Alzheimer’s disease. Campbell’s wife Kim will be in attendance to share

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UIndy Nursing: Education for Service through a recent trip to Ecuador

  A group of faculty and students from the University of Indianapolis (UIndy) School of Nursing recently returned from a 13 day Service-Learning Healthcare Trip to Ecuador.  The team consisted of  Dr. Kathy Hetzler, Denise Ferrell and Mrs. Carolyn Kirkendall, faulty from the school of nursing plus twelve students. The students included nine nursing students, a

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Perspectives of a UIndy Pre-Nursing Student

Being a pre-nursing student is harder than I originally thought it would be. When you are visiting colleges, the representatives from the nursing departments all tell you about how challenging and competitive the program is. They aren’t kidding. I was told by current nursing seniors that I would have to be willing to give up

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UIndy & Nursing: Education for Service

The University of Indianapolis (UIndy) motto is “Education for Service”, and that philosophy has long been integrated into nursing courses and the mission of the School of Nursing. In many ways, we “talk the talk and walk the walk”, as they say. It is heartwarming to see how this concept is carried out in the

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UIndy Nursing Launches Online RN-to-BSN Program

The University of Indianapolis is taking one of its most popular nursing degree programs online, making it accessible to working nurses throughout the state who want to advance their careers. UIndy’s School of Nursing first launched its RN-to-BSN program in the early 1990s to help registered nurses – licensed after two to three years of

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2010 National Midwifery Week

2010 National Midwifery WeekOctober 3-9 National Midwifery Week is being held across the country next week, October 3-9.  The midwifery faculty and students at University of Indianapolis are promoting its annual Blankets for Babies® Campaign to celebrate. As part of their commitment to be "With women, for a lifetime®," are you aware that midwives are

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Welcome to Nursing: Introduction to BSN and MSN Programs

Welcome to the School of Nursing blog! In this discussion, we want to talk about the fantastic opportunities in nursing, and the options to join the nursing profession at the University of Indianapolis—known as UINDY. Nursing is a GREAT career choice! First, did you know that nursing is one of the top 5 career choices that

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