About IPFW’s Center for Healthy Living Clinic

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.

Continue reading


How To Get Through Your First Semester of College

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


What Mentoring Means for IPFW Nursing


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.


Parkview Nurses In Pursuit of Magnet Recognition

Layout 1What 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

The IPFW Lafayette Street Family Health Clinic

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

Are You Ready for Grad School?

Books. 3D render

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.

Continue reading