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UIndy Grad Student Forum Hosted Family of Henrietta Lacks

The University of Indianapolis Graduate Programs hosted the first-ever Interprofessional Graduate Student Forum  on Thursday, September 4, 2014. Students and faculty from several of the university’s three  dozen graduate programs — including physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychology, public health, applied sociology and gerontology — attended the event to learn about the legacy of Henrietta Lacks,

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ISDH & CAC offer funds for quality improvement in nursing homes

Notice of Funding Availability: for the creation of Quality Improvement Regional Collaboratives focused on Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) projects for nursing homes across the State. The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community (CAC) have issued a Request for Proposal from interested organizations and/or fiscal

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CAC to coordinate Advanced QI Training for Long Term Care Professionals

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has made funds available for education of long term care health professionals in four topic areas: wound care, infection prevention, quality improvement and Alzheimer’s and dementia care. The education provided by this project will be suitable for participants to pursue certification in these disciplines at their own cost

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New Additions to Health Sciences and Student Life at UIndy

Earlier in the year, President Robert Manuel announced the approval of a $50-Million budget for some new and exciting initiatives to improve the university and its surrounding community. Among these changes are plans that will not only enhance the quality of popular programs within the College of Health Sciences, but will also increase the variety

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Professor finds public health gives broader perspective

UIndy physical therapy professor Anne Meija-Downs, PT, MPH has focused her physical therapy practice on health promotion and wellness. After working for several years with cardiac and pulmonary patients in a PT setting, Anne decided she wanted to bring a public health perspective to her world of physical therapy. “Public health allows us to look

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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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“Research in the Real World:” CHS professor at UIndy Research Institute

University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences (CHS) professor Elizabeth Moore, PhD teaches graduate courses in both the College of Health Sciences and the School of Nursing, but earlier this week her students were UIndy undergraduates who are participating in the university's first Summer Research Institute. Moore, an anthropologist, spoke to the students about "Research

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Conference to help clinicians transition to teaching

Career transitions require preparation and forward thinking. Transitioning from working in a clinical environment as an occupational or physical therapist, nurse, or other healthcare professional to teaching at the college level requires the same. The Institute for Emerging Educators in Healthcare (IEEH), which will take place at the University of Indianapolis from August 7-9, 2014,

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Master of Public Health program begins Fall 2014

A new UIndy master’s degree program from the College of Health Sciences will prepare professionals to identify health disparities and develop community-based approaches to close the gaps. Debuting this fall, the two-year Master of Public Health program will be the only one in Indiana, and one of few in the nation, with a concentration in

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Physical therapy professor named to national Alzheimer’s committee

UIndy Physical Therapy Professor William H. Staples, PT, DHS, DPT, GCS, CEEAA was recently named to the National Quality Forum (NQR) committee for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.  The NQR works to identify the best health tests and measures to be used with specific populations through review of measures by an expert committee. Staples will

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UIndy Presenting Free Seminar for Displaced Healthcare Professionals

In the wake of major layoffs by local hospital systems, the University of Indianapolis will host a free seminar to help displaced nurses and healthcare professionals gain traction in the job market. “ "Reinventing Yourself: A Personal Transformation for Healthcare Workers” is scheduled from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 11 in UIndy Hall A of

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Experience UIndy: Schedule Your Campus Visit Today

These days, the campus visit experience at a four year college can vary based on the school you are visiting. While some colleges will only offer the typical group tour, and group informational sessions, others will have additional options like overnight visits, opportunities to shadow current students, or even the chance to meet with a

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Real World Training in UIndy’s Teacher Ed. Programs

Although the University of Indianapolis is mostly known for its programs in the health sciences (Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Nursing), its Teacher Education programs are equally strong and effective in preparing students to enter the workplace. In fact, UIndy is one of very few colleges in Indiana that is accredited by the National Council

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Why you should consider studying Communication, Nursing, Occupational or Physical Therapy at UIndy

  What do Nursing, Communication, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy all have in common? They are all among our strongest academic programs at the University of Indianapolis. But what makes these programs so great? The School of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) includes three years of clinical instruction, during which students receive hands-on

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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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Psychology Doctoral Student Volunteers Internationally

Fourth year doctoral student, Emily Johnson, from the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Indianapolis writes about her studies and her volunteer opportunities: "Throughout my time at UIndy in the School of Psychological Sciences, I have learned and developed so many skills that will help me to someday become a competent psychologist. Because

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Center for Aging & Community to collaborate on nursing home quality improvement

The University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community (CAC) has been selected by Indiana University (IU) to collaborate on a federally-funded, multimillion dollar project to implement the Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Facility Residents.The goal of the four-year effort is to improve medical care and reduce costs at 19 Central Indiana long-term

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Nationally Ranked Nurse-Midwifery Program Receives New Accreditation

  The Univeristy of Indianapolis School of Nursing is consistenly considered among the top Indiana nursing  schools. The school has recently added a new accreditation to its graduate degrees, with its master's degree program in Nurse-Midwifery earning a 10-year renewal of its initial approval from the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education.  Learn more about the

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