Founded in 1914 and celebrating its 100th anniversary, the Indiana University School of Nursing has been at the heart of health care in the state with its long-term commitment to excellence, innovation, community engagement, and health advocacy. Begun just five years after the founding of the IU Medical School, the Training School for Nurses had five students in its first graduating class.
Today the School of Nursing encompasses NLN accredited schools on eight campuses and consistently ranks among the top 20 nursing schools nationally. Its research program is firmly established, with four well-funded research centers exploring chronic illness, oncology, nursing education, and palliative and end-of-life care.
A Legacy of Leadership: Indiana University School of Nursing 1914–2014, written by Leslie Flowers and distributed by IU Press, charts the growth of the School from its earliest years to the present day, when it stands poised to be a model for research in clinical care, distinction in nursing education, and evidence-based education for the practice of nursing.
On June 20 and 21, the IU School of Nursing will host a weekend full of educational and social activities to celebrate its centennial. Copies of A Legacy of Leadership will be available for purchase during these events. Learn more about the 100th Anniversary Celebration Weekend on the School of Nursing's website.