School of Nursing

Welcome to the School of Nursing at Indiana University South Bend. This is a great time to be seeking a career in Nursing, and we want you to pursue your degree here! We have that small town feel, but a big campus atmosphere and we are still growing. Come grow with us while building your career at a big ten school and earn an Indiana University degree.

The School of Nursing at IU South Bend offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. Our undergraduate degree programs are designed for both those looking to enter the nursing profession with a four-year degree and those who already hold an undergraduate degree looking to further their education. Our graduate degree—Master of Science in Nursing—prepares its graduates for leadership roles in advanced nursing practice as Family Nurse Practitioners.

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2020 Shields Lecture

The Shields Lecture Series honors William and Kathryn Shields, who established an endowed chair at IU South Bend's School of Nursing, and endowed scholarships in nursing and technology, as well as a fund that supports continuing nursing education.

Health Disparities through the Broader Lens: An Historical View, the 2020 Shield’s Lecture will present an historical perspective of current health disparities faced by the African American, LGBTQ, Native American, and Latinx communities and will feature a keynote presentation from Lynn Todman, PhD, Executive Director of Population Health for Spectrum Health Lakeland. Knowing the accurate history of traditionally marginalized groups, the ongoing effects of that history, and practical implications to practice will empower health care students and today’s health care professionals to engage as change agents of the future. Other speakers include Paul-René Tamburro, PhD, Abenaki Indian First Nation; Jennifer Faulkner-Jones, MSEd, Mental Wellness Specialist in Gender and Sexuality; James Gingerich, MD, Founder and CEO of Maple City Health Center and Vista Community Health Center; and Darryl Heller, PhD, Director of the IUSB Civil Rights Heritage Center.

The event will take place on Friday, March 27, 2020 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm EST at Riverside Terrace 426 Lincolnway E Mishawaka, IN 46544.

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required for all attendees except IUSB Nursing Students. Costs: Students $25, Professionals $50 (CEs available)

Click Here to Register:

2020 Shields Lecture Registration

For more information, call Stephen M. Salisbury, Business Operations Manage, Dwyer College of Health Sciences: 574-520-5207 or email

To download a flyer promoting the event to place in your community, click here:

2020 Shields Lecture Flyer



Indiana University South Bend School of Nursing prepares holistic, caring, ethical professional nurses who respect the uniqueness of each individual. Graduates of this program provide safe, competent nursing care to meet the healthcare needs of the individual, family, and community. 

Our nursing graduates function in cohesive healthcare teams using critically evaluated evidence. The School of Nursing values compassion, moral integrity, respect, inclusivity, and service to others.


  • Prepare nurses to competently and professionally deliver nursing care.
  • Prepare graduates to provide safe, evidence-based, patient-centered care that reflects ethical clinical judgement, and inter-professional collaboration.
  • Cultivate an intellectual desire for study and life-long learning.
  • Contribute to the profession of nursing by engaging in leadership, scholarship, and practice activities.

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Indiana University South Bend

1700 Mishawaka Ave
South Bend, IN 46615
Phone: 574-520-4872