Nursing

Your journey starts here! 

If your heart is calling you to go out into the world and help people, you’ve come to the right place. Indiana University Kokomo offers a wide variety of nursing degrees and programs designed to get you from the classroom to your dream job. Maybe it’s your goal to take your career to the next level. The MSN programs at IU Kokomo will help build on your foundation to land the career you want.

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The School of Nursing of the Indiana University Kokomo School of Nursing & Allied Health Professions is approved by the  Indiana State Board of Nursing; additionally the Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In 2020 the program earned a full ten-year reaccreditation (2020-2030). Being accredited means that verifiable steps have been taken by the school to assure that you receive a quality education. Graduating from an accredited school of nursing means that your credits should transfer more easily if you should choose to pursue another degree and potential employers will have confidence that you received a quality education.

All faculty in the School of Nursing have at least a master's degree-approximately 25% have doctorate degrees, and another 25% are actively pursuing doctorates. Several have specialty certifications.

BSN Program Learning Outcomes

The IU Kokomo BSN graduate will meet program learning outcomes and embody them in their professional practice as a nurse who is: 

  1. a critical thinker who demonstrates intellectual engagement and uses evidence as a basis for clinical reasoning and decision making.
  2. a culturally sensitive individual who provides holistic individual, family, community, and population-centered nursing care.
  3. a knowledgeable care coordinator who facilitates access to resources across the continuum of healthcare environments in order to meet the evolving health care needs of individuals, families, communities, and populations.
  4. an individual who understands and considers the impact of health care policy, finance, and regulatory environments on care delivery.
  5. an individual who embodies the professional identity of the nurse and who translates the inherent values of the nursing profession into the ethical and legal practice of nursing.
  6. an effective communicator who collaborates with interprofessional team members, patients, and their support systems for improved health outcomes.
  7. a competent care provider who is prepared to practice to the full capacity of the professional nurse role in diverse healthcare environments.
  8. an accountable leader and manager who applies principles of systems and organizational processes and who balances resources to promote quality care and patient safety.
  9. an individual who embraces and employs innovations in information management and technology in the delivery of quality patient care.

For complaints regarding the BSN program please contact either the  Commission on Collegiate Education (CCNE) and/or the  Indiana State Board of Nursing.

2019 BSN Program Assessment Report

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The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at Indiana University Kokomo School of Nursing & Allied Health Professions located in Kokomo, Indiana is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000. In 2019 the program received a full eight-year reaccreditation (2019-2026). View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at their website.

MSN Program Learning Outcomes

The IU Kokomo MSN graduate will meet program learning outcomes and embody them in their professional practice as a nurse who will:

  1. model excellence in nursing leadership to improve nursing practice within a complex healthcare system.
  2. conduct advanced nursing practice within ethical-legal guidelines, professional policies and regulations, and standards of practice associated with a specialty area of practice.
  3. synthesize knowledge from nursing as well as biological, behavioral, social, administrative, educational, and communication sciences for application to a chosen domain of advanced practice nursing.
  4. demonstrate scholarly inquiry and reflection that exemplifies critical, creative, and systems of thinking to advance the practice of nursing.
  5. frame problems, design interventions, specify outcomes and measure achievement of outcomes while balancing human, fiscal, and material resources.
  6. use information technology and knowledge-based resources to manage transform data that inform clinical practice.
  7. systematically apply evidence from research findings to answer clinical questions, solve clinical problems and develop innovative nursing interventions and health policies for selected patient populations.
  8. demonstrate the collaborative practice and interpret nursing science within an interdisciplinary context.
  9. articulate the effects of culture, diversity, values, and globalization in the design, delivery, and evaluation of health services.
  10. engage in lifelong learning activities that contribute to professional nursing development as well as to the advancement of nursing.

2019 MSN Program Assessment Report

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The DAISY Award is an international recognition program started in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Pat's family experienced first-hand the difference his nurses made in his care through clinical excellence and outstanding compassionate care. The family created The DAISY Award to express gratitude to nurses and to enable other patients, families, and staff to thank and honor their special nurses.

Please visit DAISYFoundation.org to learn more about Pat's story and how The DAISY Award recognizes Extraordinary Nurses.

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The Faculty Award was created to recognize and celebrate the contributions faculty make to the future of nursing. The intent is to honor nursing faculty who inspire their students to always remember that nursing is much more than tasks and technology. Outstanding nursing faculty help ensure the art as well as the science of nursing are brought to every patient experience. It is our sincere hope that recognition of nursing faculty will help sustain faculty's commitment to teaching our next generation of nurses.

We are looking to honor Indiana University Kokomo nursing faculty members who:

  • Serve as role models and mentors for professional nursing,
  • Demonstrate innovative teaching and learning strategies that engage, inspire, and motivate students,
  • Demonstrate interest in and respect for learners using personal attributes like caring, confidence, patience, integrity, and flexibility to facilitate professional growth,
  • Are fair and unbiased in their treatment of individual students,
  • Display excellent interpersonal skills,
  • Develop collaborative working relationships with students and colleagues, and/or
  • Contribute in extraordinary ways to students or campus.

Share your story of how an IU Kokomo nursing faculty member has made a difference in your life or the life of someone you know.

Nominate a nursing faculty member

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The DAISY Foundation hopes that this award will inspire and motivate nursing students to provide the best clinical skill possible and to impact patients and families with human spirit and kindness. We want to encourage students to not lose sight of the art of caring while learning the science of nursing. Students with a true calling to nursing never lose sight of the fact that they are treating a human being who needs all the sensitivity and compassion nurses can bring to their patients who may be in the height of emotion and most vulnerable.

We are looking to honor Indiana University Kokomo nursing students who demonstrate one or all of the following:

  • A commitment to compassionate care of patients and families,
  • Make connections with patients, families, and peers by building trust and respect,
  • Advocate strongly for patients and families, and/or
  • Demonstrate a commitment to community.

Share your story of how a nursing student made a difference in your care or that of someone you know.

Nominate a nursing student

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