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.”
The Graduate School of Nursing offers a Master of Science in Nursing for the following tracks: Nurse Anesthesia, Family Nurse Practitioner, Perioperative Clinical Nursing and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. It offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice for the following tracks: Nurse Anesthesia, Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. It also has a full and part-time program for a PhD in Nursing Science.
The University's nationally ranked military and civilian faculty conduct cutting edge research in the biomedical sciences and areas specific to the DoD health care mission such as combat casualty care, infectious diseases and radiation biology. The University is committed to technology transfer to ensure that the results of research are made widely available.
Master of Science in Nursing- 603
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesia- 299
Family Nurse Practitioner- 242
Perioperative Clinical Nurse Specialist- 51
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner- 11
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science- 19
The first class of DNP students will graduate in 2015.
The USU is accredited by the Commission of Education, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
The PhD program in Nursing Science is designed to address the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Quality Indicators for Doctoral Programs.
The Master's Degree in Nursing at USU is accredited by the
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Contact Information for the CCNE is:
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 887-6791
The Council on Accreditation (COA) of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation and the U. S. Department of Education, accredits the Nurse Anesthesia Program. The Nurse Anesthesia Program received a 10-year accreditation from the COA in 2003 for the master's degree program.
Contact information for the COA is:
222 S. Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, Ill. 60068-4001
Phone: (847) 655-1160
Fax: (847) 692-7137