IUSON Expanding Under IPFW Realignment
IU School of Nursing welcomed Fort Wayne as a member of the core school this July, under a realignment of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne approved by the boards of trustees of both universities last year. As part of the new structure, Indiana University will operate and manage all health sciences programs on the Fort Wayne campus, including nursing, medicine, dental education and social work. General education and prerequisite courses for these majors will continue to be provided by Purdue. This realignment redefines IU School of Nursing’s core campus to include Bloomington, IUPUI and Fort Wayne.
Purdue School of Nursing faculty and staff became part of IU on July 1, while students currently enrolled in the nursing program at Fort Wayne will continue their plan of study until they graduate, with the Purdue curriculum phased out gradually. The first Indiana University graduates from that campus are expected in 2021.
“We look forward to working with the excellent nursing faculty in Fort Wayne to continue providing top-tier nursing education to students in northeastern Indiana and the nearby region,” said Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, dean, IU School of Nursing. “As we focus on ensuring a smooth and successful transition for students and faculty, we’re committed to continuing the vibrant partnerships with the region’s healthcare community.”