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Indiana University Health nurses—an elite team of more than 9,000—are central to the exceptional, patient-centered care that distinguishes IU Health.

Nationally recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and other top-tier nursing organizations, our nurses set and exceed high standards for clinical care, leadership in professional nursing practice, patient outcomes and service to the community.

Delivering excellence occurs in a collaborative work environment that values diversity in background and perspective giving our nurses the opportunity to lead innovative approaches to professional nursing practice and patient care.

Their commitment and compassion extends beyond our walls through local volunteering while their professional achievements are shared nationally-spreading their exceptional work to communities beyond their own.

Dedicated to Excellence

Delivering excellence occurs in a collaborative work environment that values diversity in background and perspective giving our nurses the opportunity to lead innovative approaches to professional nursing practice and patient care.

Their commitment and compassion extends beyond our walls through local volunteering while their professional achievements are shared nationally-spreading their exceptional work to communities beyond their own.

Read the IU Health Nursing Annual Report to learn more about our nursing accomplishments.

Download IU Health Nursing Annual Report (PDF)

IU Health provides opportunities for nurses to succeed and grow professionally.

  • Generous tuition reimbursement inspired more than 800 IU Health nurses to pursue advanced education in 2018.
  • Strategic partnerships with local schools of nursing allow our nurses to share their expertise to help develop the next generation of nurses.
  • The Distinguished Nurse Excellence Program recognizes clinical nurses’ commitment to excellence and advancing the profession by supporting development through executive mentorships and professional organization involvement.
  • A culture that promotes coaching and mentoring helps nurses develop the knowledge and skills necessary to advance in their careers.
  • More than 100 IU Health nurses from across the state come together each month to evaluate and integrate evidence-based practices into nursing to improve patient outcomes.
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A Destination for Nursing

IU Health provides opportunities for nurses to succeed and grow professionally.

  • Generous tuition reimbursement inspired more than 800 IU Health nurses to pursue advanced education in 2018.
  • Strategic partnerships with local schools of nursing allow our nurses to share their expertise to help develop the next generation of nurses.
  • The Distinguished Nurse Excellence Program recognizes clinical nurses’ commitment to excellence and advancing the profession by supporting development through executive mentorships and professional organization involvement.
  • A culture that promotes coaching and mentoring helps nurses develop the knowledge and skills necessary to advance in their careers.
  • More than 100 IU Health nurses from across the state come together each month to evaluate and integrate evidence-based practices into nursing to improve patient outcomes.
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Recognized as leaders in evidence-based, nursing-led research, IU Health nurses are responsible for shaping nursing practice. Each year, our nurses present research findings at national conferences and are published in prominent research journals.

IU Health nurses search for opportunities to learn and innovate in their quest to continually improve patient care and outcomes. Currently, our nurses across the state are collaborating together on research that will improve care for those with substance abuse disorders and increase referrals to treatment. Additional research studies are occurring at many of our hospitals and sites of care statewide.

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Advancing the Profession

Recognized as leaders in evidence-based, nursing-led research, IU Health nurses are responsible for shaping nursing practice. Each year, our nurses present research findings at national conferences and are published in prominent research journals.

IU Health nurses search for opportunities to learn and innovate in their quest to continually improve patient care and outcomes. Currently, our nurses across the state are collaborating together on research that will improve care for those with substance abuse disorders and increase referrals to treatment. Additional research studies are occurring at many of our hospitals and sites of care statewide.

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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:

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: