Barbara Ihrke

     As the Spring semester comes to an end on the residential campus, we prepare for final exams, graduation, and transition. We welcome our online students to experience the grandeur of IWU-Marion campus. Beautiful flowers, bubbling fountain, friendly faces, and crossing the stage to shake President Wright's hand – tis the season of graduations! We enjoy celebrating one class moving on to professional endeavors while preparing for a new class to begin their journey.

     Academics, just like nursing, provides a constant ebb and flow of experience. Our faculty, staff, and administration are always working to help current and former students achieve the next step in their vocational paths. For our alumni and currently licensed students, we offer an opportunity for professional development outside of academic programming. June 1, 2017, we are hosting the Emerging Trends Conference at our residential campus in Marion, IN. Offering 6.5 continuing education contact hours for only $30.00, the Emerging Trends Conferences focuses on educating healthcare professions on current issues and needs such as technology, working with millennials, and simulation experiences.

     Education never stops. Perhaps you want to begin your nursing program at IWU. Perhaps you are thinking about furthering your education as a nurse. Perhaps you are thinking about transitioning into the nursing profession or want to see what IWU Nursing has to offer. Whatever your reason, we invite you to explore our academic program pages.

     For those seeking professional development, visit to learn more about the Emerging Trends Conference 2017 and register today!


Blessings to you and yours,

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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
4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953

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Last updated: 04/20/2017