Responding to the Addictions Crisis: IU Grand Challenge Update


Dr. Robin Newhouse, is the dean of the Indiana University School of Nursing, an IU distinguished professor and the lead investigator for IU’s Grand Challenge: Responding to the Addictions Crisis. She joined us on Pulse Points to talk about the addictions crisis in Indiana and the significant work being done in this area through IU’s Grand Challenge, a $50 million initiative to respond to the rising problems associated with addiction.

History of Clinical Nurse Specialists in Indiana and the Intersection Nursing Research


Drs. Janet Fulton and Brenda Lyon are leaders in advancing the practice of nursing, work meticulously to educate Advanced Practice Nurses, and advocate for the recognition of Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) and CNS practice nationally. They join Pulse Points to talk about the history of clinical nurse specialists in Indiana and the intersection of CNSs and nursing research.

PhD Program, Nursing Leadership and the Latest from IU Health’s CNO


Dr. Jason Gilbert, Chief Nursing Officer for IU Health joins Pulse Points to talk about the nursing profession, his career path, some significant changes he has led at IU Health, along with providing advice to nurses pursuing leadership roles.

Health policy, advocacy and opportunities for School of Nursing students and faculty


Dr. Sharron Crowder uses her expertise to engage students in learning and empowering nurses for leadership in health policy and advocacy. She joins Pulse Points to discuss her most recent advocacy work on behalf of nurses and opportunities for future IU School of Nursing students.

Research and the Growing Field of Music Therapy


Dr. Sheri Robb talks about the research, development and testing of music therapy and music-based interventions to manage distress, improve positive health outcomes and prevent secondary psychosocial morbidity in children and adolescents with cancer and their parents.

STEPS to Enhance Physical Activity While Living With Cancer


This month’s Podcast focuses on improving the quality of life and increasing exercise for people living with cancer. Dr. Eileen Hacker, professor and department chair at IU School of Nursing, joins Pulse Points for National Chronic Fatigue Symptom Awareness Month to discuss her research “STEPS to Enhance Physical Activity in people with multiple myeloma being treated with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.”

Building Strength in Heart Failure Patients After Hospitalization


February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. Dr. Chris Haedtke talks about her research and what we should know about heart failure, rebuilding strength and care after hospitalization.

Producing Real World Evidence – Program to Provide Systematic, High-Quality Advance Care Planning for Nursing Home Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias.


Episode #17: Education and support that leads to better planning for Nursing Home Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. Dr. Susan Hickman of IU School of Nursing, joins Pulse Points to discuss her research program and her commitment to optimizing the quality of life for older adults in life’s final chapter through improved decision-making and communication about treatment preferences. Listeners who may be the caregiver for a loved one facing end of life decisions can learn more.


Health equity, spirituality, meditation and religion and its effect on men aged 50 and older with AIDS.


December is AIDS awareness month. Dr. Chris Coleman, associate dean of IU School of Nursing Fort Wayne, joins PUlse Points to discuss his research on health equity, spirituality, medication and religion and its effects on men aged 50 and older with AIDS. Dr. Coleman discusses his program of research and how people living with AIDS can learn more.

A conversation with Dean Emerita Angela Barron McBride on IU School of Nursing’s history, transformations and accomplishments


Dean Emerita Angela Barron McBride, PhD, RN, FAAN, joins Pulse Points to celebrate IUPUI's 50th anniversary by discussing the School's accomplishments and contributions to the health care community over the past 50 years.

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