Education–Council of Indiana Nursing Deans and Directors (CINDD)

CINDD and ICN are committed to ensuring that Indiana has adequate nursing programs–from LPN to doctorate level–to meet the state’s needs now and in the future.

In partnership with CINDD and other nursing organizations, ICN is developing strategies to address the educational needs of Indiana’s nursing programs.

The Council promotes excellence in Indiana nursing education, and safety and quality of patient care by:

  • increasing nursing education’s responsiveness to the health and healthcare needs of Indiana citizens
  • sharing and promoting best practices in nursing education
  • providing a forum for collaboration and meaningful discussion about nursing education

Membership is open to any Indiana institution that conducts a nursing program approved by the Indiana State Board of Nursing (ISBN). Representatives include deans, directors, department heads and chairpersons (or designees). The Council meets at least twice a year.

Council Leadership

Karen Clark, EdD, RN
Indiana University East School of Nursing and Health Sciences



Lisa Wagner,
State Director of Prelicensure Nursing-Indiana, Ohio
Western Governors University


Indiana has dozens of excellent accredited nursing programs, from the licensed practical nurse to the doctorate level

Document Downloads

Nursing Education Competencies

CINDD Bylaws

Member Organizations