On behalf of our students, faculty and staff, I am pleased to welcome you to the outstanding Indiana University School of Nursing, Fort Wayne campus (IUSON-FW) formally known as the Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne, (IPFW) Department of Nursing. We were named the IUSON-FW July 1,2018. We are located approximately 126 miles north of our core campus that houses the world renown Indiana University SON. The Fort Wayne campus is nestled in the second largest city in the state of Indiana, which is undergoing tremendous urban growth. The School of Nursing is one of four IU educational programs on the Indiana University Fort Wayne campus committed to advancing academic excellence. The IUSON-FW is on the move. We have plans to grow our programs to ensure we continue to prepare an excellent workforce for the Fort Wayne area and beyond.
The faculty are world class national leaders in nursing who are known for using innovative learning strategies. Currently, we have 47 plus full-time/part-time stellar faculty who are outstanding educators, scholars and clinicians. The School educates a diverse group of 400 plus undergraduate students through a traditional bachelors’ program, and a RN-BSN program. We boast an NCLEX pass rate of 95% and we have in house outstanding knowledgeable advisors who are responsible for recruiting outstanding students and implementing strategies for successful matriculation. Finally, I am so proud of our administrative staff who are so integral to the operations of the school.
Recently, the School received state funding to renovate the Simulation Center with “State of the Art” equipment. Additionally, we are currently developing plans to offer more graduate studies in Fort Wayne in the future. The IUSON-FW is the largest School of the IUFW health science programs, and the demand for our programs is well known. Nursing ranks #1 as a trusted health profession and attending IUSON-FW will ensure your readiness to join the ranks of 3.1 million nurses nationwide. We are pleased you chose us, and to those of you considering a nursing career I invite you to consider joining the ranks of others who have become part of the Fort Wayne experience!
Christopher Lance Coleman, PhD, MS, MPH, BS, AS, FAAN, PMHCNS-BC
Associate Dean & Professor