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.”

Master of Science in Nursing

Academic Calendar 2012 - 2013

These are general guidelines in terms of the timing and length of the semester. Start and stop dates are continually evaluated within the context of operational field exercises. Dates may change as deemed necessary by the GSN faculty.

Summer 2012

New Student Report Date
May 7

Summer Term Begins for Second Year Students
May 21

MSN New Student Inprocessing and Orientation
May 21 - 24

Summer Term Begins for First Year Students
May 2

Memorial Day
May 28

Independence Day
July 4

Summer Finals
July 30 - August 3

Fall 2012

Ph.D. New Student Orientation
August 2

Fall Term Begins
August 2

Labor Day
September 3

Columbus Day
October 8

Veterans Day
November 12

November 22

Nurse Anesthesia Graduation
December 14

Fall Finals
December 10 - 14


Spring 2013

New Year's Day
January 1

Spring Term Begins
January 7

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 18

President's Day
February 8

Spring Break
March 23 - 31

Spring Finals
April 29 - May 3

Antietam Road March

Second Year Scholarly Project Defenses
May 3 - 4

First Year Proposal Defenses
May 6 - 7

Research Week
May 13 - 17

May 18

Memorial Day
May 27

Nurse Anesthesia Phase II Begins
June 3