So, you know you are going to be a nurse, no question about it. But have you thought about what kind of nurse? There are many areas of nursing, many specialties, and this might leave you with many questions. Our very own, Professor Beth Bufink, has offered to share some insight about the ins and outs of being an OB Nurse. Continue reading
Our professors know the importance of getting to know their students to better help them succeed, and are a great resource when it comes to getting the most out of your nursing education. Get to know the newest members of the IPFW Nursing faculty to learn more about the journey that led them here. Continue reading
Who We Are
The IPFW Center for Healthy Living Campus Clinic is owned solely by IPFW since 2013. The clinic helps to better serve the students, staff, and community members. We work alongside the Wellness Center on campus with different campus events and programs to promote healthy living within the college as well as the community. Appointments are scheduled on the basis of availability. Walk in, urgent need, visits are taken as time permits.
The time has come for you to join the ranks of college freshmen at IPFW. Feeling a strange mixture of excitement and nervousness is to be expected. This is a new stage of life, one that will hopefully lead you to success and fulfillment in your, not too distant, future. It won’t be easy, but it will most certainly be worth it. To help you get through it, we’ve put together some tips for success. Continue reading
The roles of professional advisors and faculty are similar, yet different, in student career progression and student success. While advisors are well versed in many areas of student resources, student progression in the curriculum, and the workings of the programs and IPFW, the faculty are each “experts” in specific nursing realms.
For example, Professor Carol Crosby is a wonderful resource for Law and Ethical Informatics and Patient Safety while Professor Denise Jordan excels in Community Nursing and reaching out to the Underserved. Posters are throughout the Department of Nursing and on the Nursing website directing students to their Faculty Mentors. A Mentoring Fair is held each semester. This is an opportunity for students to peruse the area and learn of faculty’s areas of expertise. Faculty are available to meet one-on-one and begin to develop these mentoring relationships. The atmosphere is welcoming, informative, and relational.
At IPFW, there are countless ways to get involved in the healthcare community. Here are just a few of the ways we do our part to help out.
For me, starting college was an exciting but scary experience. As a poor high school student, my goal was to place all of my strength into succeeding every way I could and knew best! Thankfully, I had an awesome support system through IPFW. I enrolled in the first year experience (FYE) program which did help to make the transition better and smoother. Continue reading
What is Magnet?
The Magnet Recognition Program® is a national accreditation sponsored by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The accreditation recognizes excellence in nursing clinical outcomes, patient experience and nursing engagement. At present, there are approximately 422 Magnet organizations in the United States or about 7% of all US hospitals and 4 International organizations. Continue reading
By Deborah Baresic WHNP-BC and Linda Finke RN, PhD
The IPFW Lafayette Street Family Health Clinic, affiliated with the College of Health and Human Services and the Department of Nursing, has continued its 10-year tradition of providing women’s health care to the underserved of Fort Wayne. We are federally funded from Title X. We provide services on a sliding scale or free for those who cannot pay. We also bill insurance and accept Medicaid. We have over 1000 patients and in the last fiscal year had 2331 patient encounters. Continue reading
Graduate school can be a great way to advance your career and increase expertise in your field. Perhaps you have been considering it for some time but weren’t quite ready to take the leap. It’s important that you feel prepared for the challenge of earning this new degree when deciding to begin graduate school. There are several benefits to earning a graduate degree, including career growth, salary increase and personal success. Here are some factors to consider when making the decision to apply for graduate school.