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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 four academic colleges at the University of Southern Indiana (USI). The college's accredited nursing programs prepare 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 13 degree programs, including three associate degree programs, seven baccalaureate degree programs, three master's degree programs, and the only doctoral degree program on the USI campus, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program.

Bachelor of Science Nursing Program (BSN)

USI's BSN program is designed to prepare students to be leading professionals in their fields and is accredited by the Indiana State Board of Nursing, and by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

RN to BSN Program

USI's School of Nursing offers nurses with associate degrees or nursing diplomas the opportunity to further their education and ultimately obtain Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees. The nursing courses required for the program are provided solely through distance education techniques, which allows for the flexibility of completing the degree program in one's own home and at one's own schedule.

Master's Degree Program in Nursing (MSN)

USI's Master's Degree Program in Nursing (MSN) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). It is offered online with no required campus visits. Fall and spring courses are 16 weeks in length; summer course offerings are 10 weeks long. The MSN degree program offers the following specialty areas: - Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AG-CNS) - Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Acute (AGNP - Acute) - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) - Nursing Education (NED) - Nursing Management and Leadership (NML) - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

Post master's degree certificate

Master's degree prepared nurses may apply for admission to receive a post master's degree certificate in the following specialties: - Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AG-CNS) - Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Acute (AGNP - Acute) - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) - Nursing Education (NED) - Nursing Management and Leadership (NML) - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Degree Program

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program prepares experts in advanced nursing with emphasis placed on innovative, evidence-based practice. The curriculum includes a minimum of 36 additional DNP degree program credit hours beyond the MSN degree program for a total of 78 credit hours. It is offered online, with two required campus visits per year. The program of study includes the completion of an evidence-based capstone project that provides evidence of advanced practice synthesis and program learning outcomes. Students admitted to the USI DNP degree program select from two areas of study concentration: - Advanced Practice and Systems - Organizational Leadership In both concentrations, the plan of study is the same with all students enrolling in the required 15 DNP degree program courses. Students are required to complete assignments within each course that address the identified study concentration.

Academic programs in the College of Nursing and Health Professions

Academic programs in the College of Nursing and Health professions include: - Continuing education - Dental assisting - Dental hygiene - Diagnostic medical sonography - Food and nutrition - Health services - Master of Health Administration degree program - Nursing - Occupational therapy - Occupational therapy assistant - Radiologic and imaging sciences - Respiratory therapy

Continuing Education

The College of Nursing and Health Professions offers convenient and flexible online continuing education for nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals worldwide. All of the college's certificate programs are delivered to the learner over the Internet in a format that allows participants to "attend class" any time of day or night in one's own home or office.

International Programs

Students enrolled in nursing and other programs can broaden their educational experience by studying abroad in Evansville's sister city, Osnabr??ck, Germany, and in more than 50 other countries around the globe. Programs offer a variety of experiences, from specialized courses taught entirely in English, to direct enrollment in the foreign university. Students receive USI credit for the coursework completed during the summer, semester or academic year at an approved USI study abroad location.

Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center (SWI-AHEC)

SWI-AHEC, hosted at the University of Southern Indiana in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, is part of a national network with a mission to improve health by leading the nation in the recruitment, training, and retention of a diverse health workforce for underserved communities. SWI-AHEC serves the 10 counties of Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick.

Center for Healthy Aging and Wellness

The Center for Healthy Aging and Wellness, housed in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at USI, is dedicated to advancing the understanding of aging and promoting the well-being of older adults through interdisciplinary education, research, and engaged partnerships. There are several academic programs in place within the College of Nursing and Health Professions to prepare students to meet the unique needs of an aging population.

Dental Clinic

The Dental Hygiene Clinic offers dental hygiene services to adults and children of all ages in the community. All services are performed by students and are supervised and evaluated by dental hygiene faculty members.

Clinical Simulation Center

USI's College of Nursing and Health Professions' Clinical Simulation Center (CSC) offers students the opportunity to practice simple tasks as assessing vital signs, to more complicated procedures such as insertion of nasal gastric tubes and intravenous therapy. The CSC is used by many programs in the nursing and health professions departments with an emphasis on development and implementation of interprofessional scenarios. In the school's simulations, students are given scenarios in which they can use their learned skills and critical thinking. Dental hygiene students practice assessing vital signs, radiology students practice positioning for portable X-rays, and respiratory care students use simulation to practice their assessment skills and implementation of treatments. Nursing students are offered opportunities to practice tasks, ranging from caring for infants to those in the final stages of life. Electronic medical record charting is now a part of the clinical simulation experience.

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.

Expert Faculty Members

The College of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Southern Indiana employs expert faculty members who have practical experience in their specialties and are dedicated to providing the highest level of education to students. Many of the school's nursing faculty members hold national certifications in their specialty areas, and a large number of the faculty members either already hold doctoral degrees or are currently enrolled in doctoral education. Faculty members' expertise also enables them to advance the nursing profession and health care delivery through research and leadership activities.

Student Organizations

- Omicron Psi Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society - USI Association of Nursing Students (USIANS) - Food and Nutrition Student Organization - Student American Dental Hygienists' Association - Student Occupational Therapy Association - HOSA - Future Health Professionals - Respiratory Care Club - Sigma Phi Omega, National Academic Honor and Professional Society for Gerontology - STELLAR - Student Gerontology Club

About the University of Southern Indiana and Evansville, Indiana

Founded in 1965, the University of Southern Indiana enrolls nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 80 undergraduate majors, 10 master's degree programs, and one doctoral degree program. The campus of this comprehensive public university is on 1,400 acres just outside of Evansville in southwestern Indiana. USI also serves more than 15,000 individuals annually in continuing education courses, noncredit workshops, conferences, and seminars. The third 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, theatre, and philharmonic. USI is also conveniently located within an easy drive of Indianapolis, Louisville, Nashville, and St. Louis.

Location & Contact

Address 8600 University Boulevard
Evansville, IN  47712-3590
United States
Contact Mr. Rashad Smith
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Email: enroll@usi.edu
Phone: 812-464-1765
Fax: 812-465-7154

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

4,552
Applied
4,183
Accepted
7,956
Enrolled
92%
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Female Admissions

2,959
Females Applied
2,747
Females Accepted
93%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,593
Males Applied
1,436
Males Accepted
90%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

40
Application Fee
3.37
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 2.5

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen August 15th Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 22 19 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

7,105
In-state
17,347
Out-of-state
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Fees

60
Full-time student fees
8,896
Room & board
4,856
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Student Body

7,956
Total undergrad students
2%
International Students
12%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.82%
Black or African American 4.32%
White or Caucasian 86.93%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.19%
Asian 1.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.08%
Two or more races 2.29%
Other 0.04%

Gender

Male (38.3%)
Female (61.7%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 31%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
SpringFest, Welcome Week and Dance Marathon

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Sororities, Fraternities, Riley Dance Marathon, Activities Programming Board and Student Government Association

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
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Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
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Wrestling No No No

Faculty

676
Total Faculty
17:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 355
Part-time - 321
Male - 268
Female - 408
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