A Legacy of Leadership

A Legacy of Leadership

Indiana University School of Nursing 1914-2014
Leslie Flowers, foreword by Patricia D'Antonio, edited by Leslie Flowers and Dean Marion E Broome
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 06/16/2014
Format: Hardback 215 b&w illus.
ISBN: 978-0-253-01532-7
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Founded in 1914 and celebrating its 100th anniversary, Indiana University School of Nursing has been at the heart of health care in the state with its long term commitment to education, research, community engagement, and health advocacy. Begun at the same time as IU’s Long Hospital, the Training School for Nurses had five students in its first graduating class. Today the School of Nursing reaches across the state with National League for Nursing accredited schools on eight Indiana University campuses and consistently ranks among the top 20 nursing schools nationally. Its research program is firmly established, with four well-funded research centers exploring chronic illness, oncology, nursing education, and palliative and end-of-life care. A Legacy of Leadership charts the growth of the school from its earliest years to the present day, a model for research in clinical care, distinction in nursing education, and evidence-based education for the practice of nursing.

Author Bio

Leslie Flowers, a writer and communications consultant for more than two decades, is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She was editor of publications for Evanston Hospital (now NorthShore Health) and provided communications for the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. Leslie has written several publications for the Indiana University School of Nursing. Her articles have appeared in American Nurse Today, Nursing Spectrum, OR Manager, as well as more than 20 journals and newspapers.

Patricia D’Antonio, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Killebrew-Censits Endowed Term Chair in Undergraduate Education, Chair, Department of Family and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. A nurse and historian, she is also the editor of the Nursing History Review, the official journal of the American Association for the History of Nursing; a senior fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics; a core faculty of Women's Studies; and a member of the Graduate Group in the History and Sociology of Science.

Marion E. Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Dean of the School of Nursing at Duke University and editor-in-chief of Nursing Outlook, the official journal of the American Academy of Nursing and the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science. Previously, Broome was dean and distinguished professor at the Indiana University School of Nursing.


“This book explores the history of Indiana University School of Nursing which for 100 years has been at the heart of health care in the state with its long term commitment to education, research, community engagement, and health advocacy.”

“It’s not just another attractive tabletop book — it’s a zestful documentation of one hundred years of nursing education in Indiana, showcasing the people whose leadership roles have shaped the quality of health care within and beyond the borders of our State. ”
 — Nuvo

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Mighty Oak Begins as an Acorn, 1914-1931
Chapter 2: Persevering through the Depression and War, 1931-1956
Chapter 3: A Revolutionary Era, 1957-1973
Chapter 4: A Wider Sphere of Influence, 1973-1991
Highlights from the Regional Campuses
A Legacy of Giving
Chapter 5: The Era of Discovery, 1991-2004

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