ICN Health and Wellbeing Committee

The ICN Health and Wellbeing Committee is a result of the ICN strategic plan’s overarching goal to promote academic-practice partnerships to optimize the current and future nursing workforce.   This committee works to advance the health and wellbeing of the nursing workforce in Indiana through various strategies. 

Wellness Wednesday Day #1

November 29, 2023

Topic:  Using Laughter to Stay Joyfully Engaged at Every Stage in Your Nursing Career

Wellness Wednesday Day #2

December 6, 2023

Topic:  Operation Happy Nurse Dietician:  Healthy Eating for the Holidays and Beyond – Ask a dietician

Wellness Wednesday Day #3

December 13, 2023

Topic:  Self-Care Practices from Indiana Nurses

Mindfulness & Art Therapy:
Clinical Assistant Faculty Purdue University School of Nursing

Gratitude Practice
Cindy Adams, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer- Indiana Market Ascension St. Vincent


Walking in Nature 
Barbara White, PhD, RN, CPN, CNE
Assistant Dean of Nursing Associate Professor Indiana University- South Bend



Wellness Wednesday Day #4

December 20, 2023

Topic:  Self-Care Practices from Indiana Nurses

Meditation and Reiki:
Jennifer Embree, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CCNS, FAAN
Chief Wellness Officer; Clinical Professor Indiana University School of Nursing

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Tapping
Paige McDaniel, DNP, CNM, WHNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor; Interim Division Head Division of Health Sciences-IU– Columbus

Reflective Journaling:
Karen Elsea, PhD, MS, RN
Dean of Nursing- Taylor University

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