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ICN Mission

The Indiana Center for Nursing unites statewide nursing education and practice leaders to affect change, through one voice, to ensure a diverse, highly qualified, and healthy nursing workforce that advocates for equitable healthcare across the state.

Overarching Goal:  Promote academic-practice partnerships to optimize the current and future nursing workforce.

Join a committee or initiative

Individual volunteers strengthen Indiana’s nursing workforce by participating in ICN committees and task forces. To volunteer for one of the committees below, or to discuss your options, please contact us at or 317.574.1325

Development Committee

Support nursing education through philanthropic efforts

Angie Logan, MSN, RN, PCCN
President, CEO; Cameron Memorial Community Hospital

Christopher Coleman PhD, MS, MPH, FAAN, PMHCNS-BC
Associate Dean and Professor; Indiana University School of Nursing-Fort Wayne

Health and Resiliency Committee

Foster the well-being and self-care of nurses and nursing students

Jean Putnam DNP, MS, RN, CPHQ
Executive Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer: Community Health Network

Jewel Diller DNP, MSED, RN
Assistant Vice President for Nursing; Ivy Tech Community College

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Advance the diversity, equity, and inclusion of the nursing workforce

Jennifer Chiusano MA, BSN, RN, NE-BC
Vice President and CNE; Deaconess Hospital

Karen Clark EdD, RN
Dean, School of Nursing & Health Sciences; Indiana University East

Academic-Practice Partnerships Committee

Influence solutions for sustainable healthcare delivery

Cindy Adams  PhD, RN, ANP-BC, NEA-BC
System Chief Nursing Officer; Ascension St. Vincent

Rebecca Bartleett Ellis PhD, RN, ACNS-BC
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Indiana University, Indianapolis

Professional Advocacy Committee

Advocate for the removal of barriers to practice to influence health equity

Pamela Karagory DNP, MBA, MSB, RN, CNE
Head, Purdue University School of Nursing




Become a member organization

We invite all eligible organizations to join ICN. Eligible organizations include healthcare institutions and delivery settings, organizations that employ nurses, professional and healthcare associations, accredited schools of nursing, government entities, private industry and advocacy organizations. The Board of Directors must approve any organization seeking membership. For more information, please contact us at or 317-574-1325.

Benefits of membership

• ICN is recognized statewide, nationally and internationally as the single, unified voice for Indiana nursing.

• We are leading the work of the Indiana Action Coalition (IAC), chosen by the Center to Champion Nursing in America to implement the national recommendations from the Institute of Medicine’s (now called the National Academy of Medicine) report, The Future of Nursing. IAC has gained national and international recognition for its ability to build a statewide initiative to identify and implement innovative reform in the areas of inter-professional education and practice, nursing education, nursing practice and diversity. This momentum has been instrumental in leading change in nursing and the improved culture of health for Indiana citizens.

• Through strong collaborative relationships with organizations including the Council of Indiana Nursing Deans and Directors (CINDD), Indiana Organization for Nursing Leadership (IONL), Indiana Hospital Association (IHA), Indiana State Nurses Association (ISNA), Indiana League for Nursing (ILN), Indiana Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) and Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, ICN influences state and national policies related to the healthcare workforce.

•ICN is the recognized site for Indiana data related to the national nursing minimal data set: education, supply and demand data for nursing workforce, today and tomorrow. Working in collaboration with the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency and the Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy, ICN is involved in all state-wide data collection and reporting for nursing professionals.

• ICN compiles an up-to-date list of Indiana’s fully accredited nursing programs, both undergraduate and graduate. We promote pipeline development through web-based career guidance and individualized career counseling.

• We are Indiana’s premiere center for philanthropic support of nursing education at the undergraduate and graduate level, providing scholarships to students enrolled in nursing programs throughout the state. Since 2011, ICN has distributed over $720,800 in scholarship money to its member schools.

• ICN identifies and impacts Indiana nursing issues by engaging statewide leaders from nursing practice and education, as well as business, to discuss these issues.

• Our memberships and partnerships encompass not only recognized state and national nursing leaders, but also leaders from the broader community who have a stake in shaping the future of healthcare to best meet the needs of Indiana citizens.

• ICN will continue as a robust clearinghouse for the latest trends and issues related to Indiana healthcare and its largest provider workforce – nursing.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of licensed practical nurses is expected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026.

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