Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing

Signature Curriculum

The Graduate School of Nursing has a unique charge - to prepare advanced practice nurses, clinicians, scientists and scholars for the challenges of military and public health medicine. In order to fulfill the School's lofty responsibilities, faculty members utilize a signature curriculum when educating tomorrow's health care leaders.

Whether pursuing a master's degree, a doctor of nursing degree or a PhD, a major part of the GSN experience encompasses three focus areas that distinguishes the GSN's curriculum from other schools of nursing. These include:

  • Operational Readiness in Changing Environments
  • Clinical Decision Making in the Federal Health Care Delivery System
  • Global, Environmental, Cultural and Political Context
Top,left photo: The GSN students take part in a suturing laboratory. Top, right photo: A GSN student cares for a wounded 'patient' under the watchful eye of a faculty member.

These benchmarks are woven throughout every program within the School, and they include the following study threads:

  • Evidenced-Based Practice and Research
  • Leadership and Health Policy
  • Transition of Technology to Practice and Education
  • Health Promotion for Warriors and Families
  • Patient Safety