University of Southern Indiana
8600 University Boulevard
Evansville, Indiana 47712
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
DNP Programs (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
RN to BSN Programs
RN to MSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The University of Southern Indiana's School of Nursing offers nurses with an associate or diploma degrees the opportunity to further their education and ultimately obtain a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN). Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) the nursing courses required for the program are provided solely through distance education techniques, which allows for the flexibility of completing the program in ones own home and at ones own schedule. We have created this web site to provide prospective and current students one central location to easily obtain information about the program both before and after acceptance
Through this program, you will be completing the USI CORE requirements for a Bachelors degree as well as the advanced nursing courses with acknowledgement of the course work completed through the associates or diploma degree as well as work experience.
If you have any questions about the RN-BSN program at USI, please feel free to contact the Peer Advisors in our College of Nursing and Health Professions Student Advising Center.
BSN Program Details
The School of Nursing was founded in 1988 as the first state-supported baccalaureate nursing program in southern Indiana. In 1996, the School initiated a master's degree program in nursing. The School also offers a post-master's nurse practitioner certificate program as well as other programs designed to meet the needs of practicing nurses in today's health-care environment.
Recognizing the complexity of health care, the School of Nursing has developed an undergraduate and graduate nursing curriculum designed to prepare students efficiently and expertly. This curriculum emphasizes clinical nursing competence and uses a wide array of learning resources.
MSN Program Details
The College of Nursing and Health Professions at USI strives to ensure our graduate students are successful in their professional, personal, and academic careers. Graduates of our MSN program are able to integrate critical thinking, independent judgment, provide leadership, synthesize knowledge, and promote the essential values of caring in their professional and personal lives. We have created this website to provide prospective and current students one central location to easily obtain information about the program.
Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) the Graduate Nursing program is offered online. Fall and spring courses are 16 weeks in length; summer course offerings are 10 weeks long. We are currently offering admission into the program once a year and work with our students to provide a Plan of Study that allows for timely graduation and achievement of their goals.
The Graduate Nursing Program offers the following specialty areas:
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
Nursing Education (NED)
Nursing Management and Leadership (NML)
RN to MSN Program Details
The University of Southern Indiana's School of Nursing offers nurses with a diploma or an associate degree the opportunity to further their education and ultimately obtain a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) the nursing courses required for the program are provided solely through distance education modalities. We have created this web site to provide our prospective and current students one central location to easily obtain information about the program.
The RN-MSN program will enable you to complete the USI CORE Curriculum requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and also the requirements for the Master of Science in Nursing with acknowledgement of the course work completed through your diploma program or associates degree as well as work experience.
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Details
The College of Nursing and Health Profession's commitment to quality nursing education and responsiveness to regional and national health care needs serves as the foundation for the DNP program. This practice focused doctorate prepares experts in advanced nursing with emphasis placed on innovative, evidence-based practice that reflects the application of credible research findings. The expanded knowledge base in nursing broadens the DNP graduates’ ability to translate that knowledge quickly and effectively to benefit patients, to improve health outcomes, and to contribute to the profession. The curriculum content builds upon the master's degree and includes a minimum of 36 required DNP credit hours beyond the MSN for a total of 78 credit hours. The program of study includes the completion of an evidence-based Capstone Project that provides evidence of advanced practice synthesis and program learning outcomes.
Students admitted to the USI DNP program select from two areas of study concentration: advanced practice and systems and organizational leadership. In both concentrations, the plan of study is the same with all students enrolling in the required 13 DNP courses. Students are required to complete assignments within each course that address the identified study concentration. The Capstone Project also focuses on an endeavor consistent with the student’s identified study concentration. The faculty mentor and practice partner working with the student on the Capstone Project will have documented expertise in the study concentration.