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Johnloz Nursing Research Fellows

The Johnloz Nursing Research Fellowship Program was made possible by the estate of a former physician who had been highly supportive of nurses and nursing education. The fellowship program provides awardees a $1000 (after taxes) stipend, paid time for research, and reasonable supplies toward research (copying, tool purchase, etc.) to the fellow. Preference is given to direct care nurses. Johnloz Nursing Research Fellows receive paid intensive training by two CNS’s, including the Research CNS, and the IRB coordinator. The Johnloz Nursing Research Fellows are selected by the Research Council and have conducted such studies as:

  • “Nurses’ Perceptions of Kangaroo Care in Neonatal Units”
  • “Real-Time Work Element Analysis in Critical Care and Progressive Care Units”
  • “The Effectiveness of Traditional Versus Simulation ACLS Teaching Methods”

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE)

IU Health Bloomington currently has nine RNs who have completed the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program.

The primary mission of a SANE program is to meet the needs of the sexual assault victim by providing immediate, compassionate, culturally sensitive, and comprehensive forensic evaluation and treatment by trained, professional nurse experts within the parameters of the individual’s State Nurse Practice Act, the SANE standards of the IAFN, and the individual agency policies.(US Department of Justice, 1997)

In 2011, IU Health Bloomington SANE nurses were awarded the Indiana Emergency Nurses Association’s Team Award for their commitment in raising the standard of care for sexual assault victims.