The Center for Nursing Excellence

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At IU Health, we are committed to creating a culture where nurses feel empowered, personally valued, professionally invested, and inspired by our work, our patients and our colleagues.

An important component of this commitment includes customized professional development and growth opportunities that will advance the practice of nurses at IU Health.

Our IU Health Nursing Attributes

Is Professionally Engaged

Advances nursing’s professional identity

Owns professional engagement

Possesses Clinical Expertise

Gives high quality person-centered care to patients

Ensures continuity of care

Integrates complete holistic view of patient

Applies clinical reasoning

Has a Spirit of Inquiry

Identifies practice questions

Sees opportunities for evaluating best practices

Embraces Learning

Demonstrates commitment to lifelong learning

Applies new knowledge into practice

Shares knowledge and expertise

Fosters Relationships

Serves as care partners

Fosters an environment of inclusivity

Puts patient at center of all conversations

Exemplifies IU Health Values

Purpose: We work to do good in the lives of all others

Excellence: We do our best at all times and in new ways

Compassion: We treat all people with respect, kindness and empathy

Team: We count on and care for each other

Professional Development Opportunities

Resources

Transition to Practice (residency) program

Nursing Professional Development Practitioners

Clinical Nurse Specialists

Clinical Advisor Support

Employee Wellness programs

Ongoing Education

The Office of Continuing Education

Lippincott Solutions (Advisor, Procedure, Learning)

IU Health Learning Library

IU Health Medical Library

Professional Governance

Local/regional and system-level councils

Professional Governance Advisory Council to Chief Nurse Executive (CNO) and Systemwide Chief Nursing Officers (CNOs)

Career Development

Mentorship support

Emerging Leader program

Distinguished Nurse Excellence Program

Nurse Leader Development Academy

Manager and Director Fellowship program

Read the IU Health Nursing 2022-2025 Strategic Plan to learn more about how we are meeting our nursing goals.

Download the Report (PDF)

Nurses at IU Health hospitals have been recognized for their excellence by the world's largest and most prestigious nurse credentialing organization, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

The ANCC developed the Magnet Recognition Program® and Pathway to Excellence Program® to recognize nursing excellence and high-quality clinical outcomes for patients.

Magnet Designation

IU Health is part of an elite group of hospitals with Magnet designation. Fewer than 500 hospitals nationwide have earned Magnet status. To achieve this prestigious designation, hospitals must demonstrate an exceptional practice environment for nurses and meet high standards for quality care and experience.

The following IU Health hospitals have received this prestigious recognition:

Pathway to Excellence Designation

The Pathway to Excellence Program recognizes hospitals that have demonstrated a positive practice environment where nurses are equipped to provide the very best patient care and grow their career as professional nurses. Patients who seek care at Pathway to Excellence facilities will receive best-in-class care from some of the very best nurses in the country.

The following IU Health hospitals have received this designation:

Pathway designated American nurses credentialing center

IU Health Nursing Designations

Nurses at IU Health hospitals have been recognized for their excellence by the world's largest and most prestigious nurse credentialing organization, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

The ANCC developed the Magnet Recognition Program® and Pathway to Excellence Program® to recognize nursing excellence and high-quality clinical outcomes for patients.

Magnet Designation

IU Health is part of an elite group of hospitals with Magnet designation. Fewer than 500 hospitals nationwide have earned Magnet status. To achieve this prestigious designation, hospitals must demonstrate an exceptional practice environment for nurses and meet high standards for quality care and experience.

The following IU Health hospitals have received this prestigious recognition:

Pathway to Excellence Designation

The Pathway to Excellence Program recognizes hospitals that have demonstrated a positive practice environment where nurses are equipped to provide the very best patient care and grow their career as professional nurses. Patients who seek care at Pathway to Excellence facilities will receive best-in-class care from some of the very best nurses in the country.

The following IU Health hospitals have received this designation:

Pathway designated American nurses credentialing center