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.”
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 1972. A number of activities will be taking place throughout the year in celebration of this milestone, which will culminate in a three-day event in late September.
The Graduate School of Nursing (GSN) is pleased to invite you to submit written comments to the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) as part of the School's accreditation process. The GSN admitted its first class of Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree students in 2012 and is making application for initial accreditation of this program.
The American Academy of Nursing recently named Ada Sue Hinshaw, Ph.D., a "Living Legend," and now the Graduate School of Nursing dean has achieved another distinction. The "Ada Sue Hinshaw Collegiate Professor of Nursing" award was recently established at the University of Michigan, where Hinshaw served as professor and dean of the school of nursing prior to coming to USU. Collegiate professorships are funded by the University, are competitively awarded to senior faculty and are considered to be one of the highest honors bestowed upon faculty at the University of Michigan. The Collegiate Professorship is named in honor of a former faculty member who has made substantial contributions.
Diane Seibert, PhD, director of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at USU, was awarded the James Leonard Award for Excellence in Clinical Research based on new research about Tuberous Sclerosis Complex.