A Message from the Nursing Alumni Society President

Greetings!

The Ball State University Nursing Alumni Society wishes to invite you to our annual celebration banquet on April 28, 2018 at the Alumni Center on Bethel Avenue. The banquet is a great opportunity to reconnect with classmates and get updates on our School of Nursing. Recipients of the Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award and Nursing Scholarships will be honored. We would love for you to be a part of the Celebration!!!

In addition, the Nursing Alumni Society would like to encourage nursing alumni to make a gift to account #6302 in the Ball State Foundation. The funds in this account directly impact our celebration each year.

Thank you in advance for your support of the Ball State University School of Nursing!

Chirp! Chirp!

Cheryl Riwitis, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, CEN, CFRN, TCRN, EMT-B, FAEN

Ball State University Nursing Alumni Society President

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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