Graduate School of Nursing

Joining Forces Event

USU's Graduate School of Nursing is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013. It was established in 1993 with the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. Since then, it has grown in size and scope. Now, the GSN has four Master of Science in Nursing programs, three Doctor of Nursing Practice programs and a Doctor of Philosophy program.

“We’ve always been an incredible resource for military health care. Our focus has centered around warriors’ and their families’ health and well-being for decades now, and we’ve been hugely successful in these efforts,” said Ada Sue Hinshaw, PhD, dean of the GSN. “As a tribute to our vast array of accomplishments, we’ll celebrate both our heritage and triumphs with 20th anniversary commemorations that will include special guest speakers, research highlights and alumni achievements.”


Students learn in a stimulating and challenging environment at the USU Graduate School of Nursing.

Courses are taught by military and civilian professors, many of whom are international authorities in the fields of nursing and science.

Our renowned USU faculty share their knowledge and skills in the classroom, clinic, and in the field environment to prepare outstanding nurses dedicated to careers in the uniformed services and the federal health care system.

The GSN students — comprised of Army, Navy, Air Force and Public Health Service officers as well as nurses working in a variety of federal health agencies — are pursuing excellence in graduate nursing education through one of the School's four master's programs or its Ph.D. program.