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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.”

USU Celebrates 20th Anniversary and Daniel K. Inouye Dedication Ceremony

2013 GSN Coin

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the founding of the Graduate School of Nursing, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 1993. Join us in the celebration of the 20th Anniversary and the Naming of the Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 in USU’s Sanford Auditorium. The day’s agenda is linked below.

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Collegiate professorship named for USU dean

Ada Sue Hinshaw PhD, RN, FAAN

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.

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GSN Master Degree Program receives 10-year CCNE accreditation

Dean HinshawThe Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791 (, has granted the maximum 10 years accreditation to USU's Graduate School of Nursing for its master's degree program, following a recent site visit. The award extends the school's accreditation to June 30, 2022.

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Seibert wins prestigious Leonard Award

Diane Seibert

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.

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