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Message from the Dean
Dear Student:
I am honored to welcome you to the School of Nursing. It is an exciting time for
our profession and an exciting time to be involved with nursing at IU Southeast.
You are entering one of the region’s top schools of nursing. Many factors
contribute to our success, including the creativity, energy, and commitment of
faculty, staff, students and alumni.
As new healthcare models continue to emerge in the 21st century, nurses
continue to play a prominent role in shaping and delivering that care – which is
why we remain steadfast in our mission to prepare nurses to make a difference in
the lives of individuals, families, and communities. However, remaining steadfast
does not mean standing still. Today more than ever, the School of Nursing stands
ready to meet the needs of the ever-changing society we serve. Our baccalaureate
level courses will prepare you to address the health needs of the population.
Technological advances allow our faculty to simulate real-world situations in our
laboratories and classrooms and provide additional clinical experiences that will
impact high quality patient care.
Bridging education and clinical applications is increasingly crucial to the future
of nursing. Educating excellent nurses is what we do. Strong academic service
partnerships are a hallmark of every great nursing program, and IU Southeast
is no exception. You will experience many educational benefits from our diverse
clinical affiliations.
The School of Nursing has built its reputation on the development of a curriculum
that anticipates and responds to the complex health care environment.
Our outstanding alumni are proof that an IU Southeast nursing degree not only
prepares graduates but sets them apart from others.
Preparing future nurses is an exhilarating challenge.We are excited about the
opportunities for our profession in the future and continue to strive for excellence
in learning, discovery, and engagement. I am proud of our graduates and the
impact they are making. I am thrilled to welcome you to the IU Southeast School
of Nursing.
Mimi A. McKay
Mimi A. McKay, Ed.D, M.S.N., ARNP-BC
Dean & Associate Professor