Department of Nursing

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians has inhabited the Lac du Flambeau area since 1745 when Chief Keeshkemun led the Band to the area. The Band acquired the name Lac du Flambeau from its gathering practice of harvesting fish at night by torchlight. The name Lac du Flambeau, or Lake of the Torches, refers to this practice and was given to the Band by the French traders and trappers who visited the area.

For the past two years, IPFW has engaged in a partnership with the band, traveling to the Northwoods of Wisconsin for a Domestic Inter-Cultural Immersion experience during Fall Break. Nursing Students in Community Health, under the leadership of Professors Jordan and Mayer have worked and served side by side on the Reservation, participating in a variety of community and public health projects.

Students in Community Health visited Wisconsin and the Lac du Flambeau Band to participate in a variety of community and public health projects. IPFW Nursing Trip to Lac du Flambeau group photo
Lac du Flambeau trip photo


The IPFW Undergraduate Nursing Programs are accredited by the Indiana State Board of Nursing Health Profession Bureau and  are in candidacy status with the Commission On Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

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