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Nurse executive organization recognizes Indiana State grad student

November 12, 2012

The Indiana Organization for Nurse Executives (IONE) has recognized an Indiana State University graduate student for her leadership in nursing.

During the organization's fall conference in French Lick Oct. 24-26, officials presented a $3,000 IONE scholarship to Angela Powell of Montezuma, one of only eight individuals around the state to receive such a scholarship.

Powell, who is pursuing a master's degree in nursing at Indiana State, is a project associate for the telehealth and innovative technologies department at Union Hospital's Richard G. Lugar Center for Rural Heath.

Roseanne Fairchild, assistant professor of advanced practice nursing, nominated Powell for the scholarship.

"Angela exemplifies superior critical thinking and observational skills, has an excellent work ethic, and also demonstrates creative, innovative thinking in helping her work teams address challenges." Fairchild said.

Prior to joining the Lugar Center, Powell served in various clinical positions related to critical care nursing and has served in leadership roles as director of nursing and nursing care manager. She is a member of the American Telemedicine Association and a student member of IONE. She holds an associate degree in nursing from Indiana State and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Indiana Wesleyan University.

IONE Scholarship recipients must have a BSN degree, be licensed as a registered nurse in Indiana, work and reside in the state and maintain a 3.5 grade point average or higher. They must also have an employment history that is focused toward a leadership position, have held at least an entry-level management position in nursing, have demonstrated leadership skills and abilities and hold current membership in a professional organization.

Contact: Roseanne Fairchild, assistant professor of advanced practice nursing, College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services, Indiana State University, 812-237-4660 or