Barbara Ihrke

January/February 2016 Word from the VPAA

The New Year brings a time of celebration, reflection, and looking forward to new opportunities and blessings. Indiana Wesleyan School of Nursing has much to be thankful for as we look back over the 2015 year. Our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program was reviewed by accreditors in January of 2015.  We received notification from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education(CCNE) in November that the program is accredited for 5 years (maximum possible). Thus far, we have graduated three cohorts of DNP students (April, August, December 2015). The required global experience has been a highlight of the program.

We have recently been re-approved by the Ohio Nurses Association as an approved Continuing Education Provider.  This creates a great opportunity for the School of Nursing to provide Continuing Education contact hours at our conferences and events.

I was also blessed to attend the Christian Responses to Global Health Issues held in Indonesia in early December.  I was able to speak on Health and Human Trafficking as well as sit on a panel with Dr. Ravi Zacharias, Indiana Wesleyan's future World Changer, induction to be in March 2016. 

My hope is that you will experience many blessings in 2016!

WELCOME to the Indiana Wesleyan University School of Nursing: a place for strengthening and stretching your skill set; a place where you will achieve your goals; and a place where you can become a world-changing nurse.

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Dr. Barbara A. Ihrke, Vice President of Academic Affairs
IWU School of Nursing

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Ott Hall of Sciences and Nursing
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Marion, IN 46953

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Last updated: 10/21/2016