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University of Southern Indiana (College of Nursing and Health Professions)

  • Evansville, IN
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 59%41%
    student ratio
  • 8,913
    total students
  • $6,637 | $15,977
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • August 10
    fall application deadline
  • 69%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 499
    sat math
  • 508
    sat reading
  • 478
    sat writing
  • 22
    act composite

Overview

The College of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Southern Indiana

The College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) is one of 4 academic colleges at USI. The college's nursing program prepares students with clinical skills, academic knowledge, and professional values needed to provide quality health care. Faculty members use evidence-based practice, education, research, service, and innovative technology to ensure that program graduates meet community, regional, and national health care needs.

The college offers 16 degree programs, including 4 associate degrees, 6 baccalaureate degrees, and 6 master's degrees.

The Clinical Simulation Center at USI

The Clinical Simulation Center (CSC) at USI builds students skills needed for a variety of health professions. Nursing students are offered opportunities to practice tasks, ranging from caring for infants to those involved in the final stages of death and dying. Additional features and simulations include learning effective communication, headwall systems with oxygen and suction, electronic medical record charting, and prioritization.

The CSC also offers community services and tours for high school students in order to better promote careers in health services.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at USI

The University of Southern Indiana offers the first state-supported undergraduate nursing program in southern Indiana. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is designed to prepare students to be leading professionals in their field.

All courses required for the BSN program can be completed through distance education techniques, allowing for flexibility in completion. Courses available include "Pharmacology for Nurses," "Care of Elders and Families," "Professional Nursing and Health Care Issues," and "Perioperative Nursing."

7 Student Organizations in the College of Nursing and Health Professions

The College of Nursing and Health Professions houses 7 student organizations: Association of Nursing Students; Food and Nutrition Student Organization; Health Services Organization; Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society; Student American Dental Hygienists' Association; Student Occupational Therapy Association; and CNHP Dean-Student Forum.

The USI Association of Nursing Students (USIANS) is a university chapter of the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA). The student organization's mission follows the NSNA mission to promote skills and ethics standards in the nursing profession and to advocate for quality health care and advances in nursing education. The USIANS is run by student nurses, and includes all USI nursing students.

Nursing Faculty at USI

Faculty members of the USI nursing department are qualified professionals with experience both in academia and in the field. For instance, Dr. Elizabeth Bonham has presented at a number of national conferences and been published in peer-reviewed academic journals. Bonham has also secured grants for research projects including the USI Baccalaureate Nursing Research Survey and the Parental Perspective of Juvenile Delinquency Prevention.

Dr. Renee Dugger worked 18 years in orthopedic care and gerontology before becoming a professor, and is an active member of 5 professional nursing organizations, including the National Gerontological Nursing Association and Academic Nurses Credentialing Center.

Dr. Jeri Burger has contributed to 2 college-level textbooks on nursing. Burger has also presented her findings on work complexity, cultural awareness, and community engagement at 6 regional health care conferences.

Financial Aid Opportunities at the University of Southern Indiana

USI's Student Financial Assistance Office is committed to helping students and their families seek and obtain financial resources. Undergraduate students at the University of Southern Indiana have many opportunities for financial aid including grants, loans, and scholarships. Freshman may be eligible for the Baccalaureate/Doctor of Medicine Scholarship, which includes a full tuition scholarship for 4 years of undergraduate study, as well as provisional acceptance into the Indiana University Medical School.

USI also offers more than 20 scholarship opportunities specifically for undergraduate nursing students. The Judy Benedict Hightower Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students with interest in hospice or home care. The Fran Jagelewski Nursing Scholarship is awarded to a junior nursing student with an interest in trauma nursing or cardio-respiratory nursing.

The University of Southern Indiana -- the First Public University in Southern Indiana

Founded in 1965 in response to a call for more public higher education institutions in the region, the University of Southern Indiana is a comprehensive public university that today serves students from 89 countries and 43 states. Nearly 90 percent of graduates from USI work in their fields of study or similar, satisfactory fields.

USI is located on 1,400 acres just outside of Evansville, Indiana, the 3rd largest city in the state. Evansville is located along the Ohio River, and is the regional hub of the southwestern corner of Indiana. Students are able to take advantage of the city's many attractions, including museums, a zoo, sports teams, and philharmonic. USI is also conveniently located within an easy drive of Indianapolis, Louisville, Nashville, and St. Louis.


Location & Contact

University of Southern Indiana

8600 University Boulevard
Evansville, IN 47712-3590
USA

Mr.Rusk Rusk

Interim Director of Admission

Phone: 812-464-1765
Fax: 812-465-7154
Email: enroll@usi.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Radio and Television
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Advertising
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Special Education Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Early Childhood Education
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biophysics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Nutrition Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Social Sciences
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Dental Assisting
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Dental Hygiene
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health/Health-Care Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Occupational Therapist Assistant
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Medical Radiologic Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Respiratory Care Therapy
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Occupational Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business/Commerce
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Office Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Operations Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Entrepreneurship
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

69% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied6,204
    • Accepted4,302
    • Acceptance Rate69%
    • Enrolled8,913
    • Female Applicants3,923
    • Females Accepted2,693
    • Female Acceptance Rate68%
    • Male Applicants2,281
    • Males Accepted1,609
    • Male Acceptance Rate70%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.23
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen August 10th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Not Reported
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 508 440 550
    • SAT Math 499 450 560
    • SAT Writing 478 420 580
    • ACT Composite 22 18 24
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$6,637
    • Out-of-state tuition *$15,977
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$340.00
    • Room and board *$7,680.00
    • Room only *$4,030.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students8,913
    • Male Student Percentage41%
    • Female Student Percentage59%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino.86%
    • Black or African American4.41%
    • White or Caucasian85.84%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.21%
    • Asian.85%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.1%
    • Two or more races1.99%
    • Unknown2.61%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout3.23% representing 45 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students11% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 27%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Humans vs. Zombies, Honors Student Assembly, Colleges Against Cancer, Student Alumni Association, Habitat for Humanity
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 2 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Bowling Yes Division C No
    • Cheerleading No Division 2 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Lacrosse No Division C No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Wrestling No Division C No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Bowling Yes Division C No
    • Cheerleading No Division 2 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Lacrosse No No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty682
    • Full-time Percentage48%
    • Part-time Percentage52%
    • Female Percentage57%
    • Male Percentage43%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio16:1 or 8,215 students to 513 faculty


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