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.”

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The Graduate School of Nursing is ideally situated just a few miles from Washington, D.C. in Bethesda, Md.  The GSN alumni are uniquely prepared to practice in medicine in a diverse range of settings. Many of the GSN students take part in field exercises in order to prepare them for the challenges of military medicine.  The annual march across the Antietam National Battlefield gives the GSN students a unique perspective on the evolution of military medicine. Operation Bushmaster is a field exercise that aims to closely replicate battlefield conditions.  During Research Week, the GSN students showcase their research projects during poster sessions held in the University breeze way. The GSN students have access to cutting-edge technology at the National Capital Area Medical Simulation Center.  Many of the GSN faculty members have first-hand knowledge of the types of deployment situations they are preparing their students to face. The GSN faculty is engaged in important research that promotes a healthier world.  The Graduate School of Nursing is a joint service environment.

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