April 22, 1991.
On this day, IUPUI and the Indiana University School of Nursing celebrated the grand opening of the school's Center for Nursing Research. The opening was recognition of the significant role of research in nursing scholarship and teaching in the school, as well as growing external support for faculty research efforts on topics such as stress, families with children with epilepsy or elders with Alzheimer's, migrant families, reducing child mortality, and others. The Center afforded larger and better facilities for research and study in the existing Nursing building.
Present at the ceremony was the chief executive office of Sigma Theta Tau International, the international nursing scholarship and research organization headquartered in Indianapolis and founded in the Indiana University Training School for Nurses in the 1920s, which later became the School of Nursing. Research endeavors have figured largely in the work of faculty, staff, and students in the school since the school's founding in 1914.
Today, the School of Nursing boasts four research centers that attract millions of dollars in external research funding to study and solve a variety of important public-health problems.
To learn more about the history of research in the School of Nursing, please consult records in the IUPUI Special Collections and Archives. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.