As part of its 100th Anniversary Celebration, Indiana University School of Nursing has announced the first recipients of the Alumni Legacy Leaders award. This award recognizes the outstanding contributions of 100 of the school’s more than 30,000 living alumni.
The awardees demonstrate exceptional contributions to nursing through education, clinical practice, leadership and/or research. The breadth and depth of their contributions were considered in conjunction with the types of degrees and the years they were awarded. A competitive submission and review process was used to select 100 extraordinary alumni for this award.
“We are extremely proud of our Top 100 Alumni Legacy Leaders,” Dean Marion Broome said. “Their contributions have made a deep and lasting impact on the profession of nursing and in the health care system, continuing the tradition of excellence and leadership at Indiana University School of Nursing.”
The Indiana University School of Nursing is one of the largest nursing schools in the nation. Ranked 13th among public schools and colleges of nursing for National Institutes of Health funding, the school boasts a robust program of research focused on quality of life in chronic illness, nursing education and behavioral oncology. About 40 percent of Indiana’s nurses are IU School of Nursing alumni. Programs include three undergraduate options, nine tracks in the master’s program, post-master’s options, a Ph.D. in nursing science, a DNP and continuing education opportunities. U.S. News & World Report ranked the graduate programs 15th in its 2014 Best Graduate School rankings, with adult clinical nurse specialist ranked third.