Nursing Alumni Day at Ball State

Saturday, April 25, 2020 we are celebrating Nursing Alumni Day at Ball State with a workshop, tours of the School of Nursing in the new Health Professions Building, a reception, banquet, and Nursing Alumni awards at the Alumni Center, 2800 W. Bethel Avenue, Muncie, IN 47304.

Your Ball State University Nursing Alumni Society is hosting a workshop titled:
“Eyes on the Opioid Crisis; Past Problems, Present Solutions“
2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m .
2 Contact Hour credits pending (OHIO Nursing Association)
Session fee $30

Guided tours of the School of Nursing in the new Health Professions Building are being scheduled for alumni at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
At 5 p.m. at the Alumni Center you are invited to a cash bar reception followed by the annual awards banquet and program at 6 pm.
Awards for Outstanding Nursing Alumni and the Emerging Professional Nurse will be presented, followed by brief musical entertainment.

Your Nursing Alumni Association exists to provide a means for continued collaborations and friendships following graduation. Many nurses return to campus annually to rediscover and celebrate their former people and place connections! Stay connected! We invite alumni, current students and most recent graduates of the Ball State School of Nursing, as the newest alumni, to join us as we celebrate our diverse and interesting careers in our profession of nursing! Your BSU Nursing Alumni Society also hosts the Nurses Pinning Ceremony for each graduating class.

(Recent Nursing Professional tickets at $15 per person. May, July, and December 2019 nursing classes and current nursing students are invited to attend Nursing Alumni Banquet at a special rate of $15 each)

Regular tickets are $29 each for reception and dinner.  Register at


Dlynn Melo MS, RN ’77, ‘96
President,  Nursing Alumni Society

For more information or questions, please contact
Sue Taylor, 765-285-1408  at the Office of Alumni Engagement

Nursing Alumni Society

Programs hosted by your Nursing Alumni Society (NAS) are funded by alumni gifts. The NAS pays for flowers and gifts at the three nursing pinning ceremonies each year, and the annual Nurses Alumni Awards, dinner and printed programs from fund #6302. Making an annual gift to this fund is a wonderful way to say thanks for your education, and to pay it forward for future nurses.

One More Way to Save a Life

When one of our young alumni recently came back for a visit the Simulation and Information Technology Center (SITC), she nodded over to the obstetrics recovery simulation. She reminisced about being a student and participating in the simulation where a mother who had just delivered twins and was seemingly doing well, ends up bleeding out.

“That exact thing happened at the hospital where I work, and I was able to save that woman’s life—because I learned how to here,” she said.

No doubt about it, SITC is an invaluable part of our nursing students’ education. The high-fidelity simulators give our students fantastic experiential learning opportunities to prepare them for their work with real patients. Making sure that Ball State students have these state-of the-art simulators to work with requires a huge ongoing financial investment and the School of Nursing needs alumni gifts for these learning opportunities to continue.

Support the School of Nursing

Consider supporting the School of Nursing by designating a gift to fund #6301 at the Ball State Foundation to continue these learning experiences for students.

For more information on giving opportunities available for the School of Nursing, please contact Mark Helmus, Senior Vice President for Development, at 765-285-9031or visit The Ball State University Foundation.

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