Graduate School of Nursing
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.”
Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles
The Graduate School of Nursing is a diverse, interdisciplinary community providing the nation with the highest quality advanced practice nurse clinicians, scientists and scholars dedicated to Federal health service.
The premier nursing education and research graduate school innovative in serving the needs of the Federal health system.
- build a community to achieve an environment characterized by cooperation, collegiality, and appreciation of diversity
- genuine consideration of others' rights, values and traditions
- regard for others' feelings, wishes and traditions
- adherence to one's principles
- do what is morally and ethically right
- listen and share information in a timely and constructive manner with openness, candor and honesty
Excellence in all Pursuits
- teaching, research, practice, service and collaboration
- Optimize the curriculum to produce the best Federal nursing scholars & clinicians
- Transform education into a dynamic interdisciplinary process
- Develop a community of scholars that promotes a dynamic and cutting edge funded research and scholarship enterprise that is relevant to the Federal system
- Develop and implement a robust process that maintains maximum accreditation
- Recruit, develop and retain a diverse multidisciplinary team
- Establish a clear, well-defined process for academic promotions and tenure and rating chains for faculty and administrative staff
Infrastructure/ Information Technology (IT) :
- Develop an infrastructure that supports the best in nursing education and scholarship
- Provide and maintain IT tools and infrastructure to support the academic, research, and scholarship missions
- Integrate the GSN into the University community and build a bridge to the School Of Medicine, other Federal agencies and health care facilities, and academic institutions