By Rachel Hill Ponko Librarians are an integral part of research being conducted around the world. At Indiana University School of Nursing, a nursing librarian can support you in your teaching, learning, clinical and research endeavors.
Written by Rachel Hill Ponko Each September, Nephrology Nurses Week honors nurses for their lifesaving work caring for patients with kidney disease, which currently affects one in seven people across the United States. One of the most diverse nursing specialties practiced today, nephrology nurses care for patients of all ages and practice in many different… Read more »
Written by Rachel Hill Ponko An interactive approach to learning about poverty is giving IU School of Nursing students a better understanding of the tough choices that many patients face every day. The experience begins in the first semester of nursing school when clinical assistant professor Dr. Cindy Hill invites her students to take part… Read more »
Written by Rachel Hill Ponko Sondra Smith, BSN ’15, has found her calling providing skilled and compassionate care – for all. A board-certified family nurse practitioner, Smith delivers comprehensive medical care in many areas, including chronic disease management, preventative care and LGBTQ-related care.
Written by Jill Jansen Connie (Zuttermeister) Ferentz knows a lot about nursing. During her 41-year career as a nurse with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Connie worked in coronary and medical intensive care units, in telemetry and as a dialysis nurse. She served as the head nurse of the neurosurgical unit and was one of… Read more »
Written by Rachel Hill Ponko Each May, millions of Americans join the national movement to raise awareness about mental health and its impact on the well-being of children, adults and families. Mental Health Awareness Month is also a time to give thanks to the many psychiatric-mental health nurses and nurse researchers, such as IU School… Read more »
Written by Jill Jansen When it comes to advocating for patients, Bailey Womble, RN, is a fast learner. Just a few months into her job as a nurse on the stem cell transplant unit at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Womble had an experience with a patient family that caused her to… Read more »
Written by Rachel Hill Ponko In 2021, Susan Young celebrated her 40th anniversary in the nursing profession. The milestone led the IU School of Nursing alumna to reflect on her role as a transplant nurse, a life-changing experience she says she was fortunate to stumble upon. “It’s a funny story,” says Young, BSN ‘81. “I… Read more »
Today in the United States, one in five new HIV diagnoses occurs in people ages 13 to 24. To treat this age group effectively, researchers must first learn which treatment and prevention methods work best for them, but including minors in studies can be a complicated process. Typically, researchers can’t include teenagers in studies without… Read more »
Written by Rachel Hill Ponko Michelle Juan, MSN, RN, CGRN, wanted to be a nurse as far back as she can remember. “As a kid, I wrote that I wanted to be a nurse in my copy of the Dr. Seuss book, ‘My Book About Me,’” says Juan. “Later, while pursuing nursing as a young… Read more »