The Indiana University East School of Nursing has changed its name. It is now known as the School of Nursing and Health Services.
The university says the school’s updated mission is to create a community of learning that addresses society’s needs for knowledgeable, competent and caring nursing, advance practice nursing and health care professionals. It also wants to continue nurturing students faculty and staff.
According to Dean Karen Clark, “This name change reflects the school’s desire and vision to positively impact the quality of life of citizens in our service area," said Dean Karen Clark. "The change is the first step in expanding our strategic direction related to the addition of health science programming.”
In addition to offering Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in nursing, the school plans to add health science programming in the future. Clark said the first offering will be an online Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Sciences degree. IU East is collaborating with other IU regional campuses and IU Online for the development of this new program.
IU East already offers an R.N. to B.S.N. Mobility Option to students on and off campus. Clark said the school is also looking to add a Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree.