School of Nursing

Dean:  Susan Hendricks

Associate Dean Graduate Program:  Mary Bourke
Assistant Dean RN-BSN Completion Track: Angela Heckman
Assistant Dean Pre-Licensure Track: Carolyn Townsend
Simulation Director: Tamera Ledbetter
Clinical Liaison: Lesley Connolly

Professor: Susan Hendricks
Associate Professors: Mary Bourke, April Mouser, Carolyn Townsend
Assistant Professors:  Erin Geiselman, Dea Kent, Kathleen Klute, Tamera Ledbetter
Clinical Professor:  Angela Heckman
Clinical Associate Professors: Bridget Whitmore
Clinical Assistant Professor: Sonya Green, Stephanie Pratt, Leigh Swartzendruber
Senior Lecturer:  Stacy Rosales
Lecturers: Lesley Connolly, Adaline Cunningham, Samantha Fouts, Jennifer Hunt, Naomi Jones, Shawna Lewis, Lenora Maze, Susan Plough
Visiting Lecturer: David Cunningham


The philosophy of the Indiana University Kokomo School of Nursing is consistent with the mission and purposes of Indiana University and Indiana University Kokomo. The faculty of the Indiana University Kokomo School of Nursing believe that the education of students is our primary mission. In accordance with Indiana University Kokomo, the School of Nursing faculty support a strong commitment to excellence in instruction, scholarship through research or creativity, educational outreach and service, and activities that enhance the quality of life in the region and the state. Faculty and students share accountability for creating an educational system that reflects respect, collaboration, intellectual inquiry, and creativity through the framework of the nursing metaparadigm. See Student Nursing Handbook for complete list of General Beliefs.

Mission Statement
In support of Indiana University Kokomo’s statements of commitment, the mission of the School of Nursing is to provide innovative educational experiences that prepare nurses at the baccalaureate and higher degree levels to collaborate with other professionals to provide safe, culturally competent, evidence-based health care. The graduate will have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to facilitate safe, appropriate transitions of care as well as educate clients to manage their own health.  Reflective of the faculty commitment to professional nursing education, students are presented with opportunities for community involvement, professional engagement and lifelong learning.

Vision Statement

Indiana University Kokomo School of Nursing strives to be the institution of choice for baccalaureate and higher education, known for excellent and innovative learning environments designed to prepare nurse leaders who positively impact the profession and the health and wellness of the residents of North Central Indiana across evolving health care systems.

Additional Information


Bachelors Degrees 

Masters Degrees


Transfer Single Articulation Pathways

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