University of Southern Indiana
Health Professions Center

About the College

The College of Nursing and Health Professions offers thirteen educational programs in Dental Assisting , Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Food and Nutrition, Health Services, Health Administration, Nursing (Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Masters of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice), Occupational Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapy, Radiologic Imaging, and Respiratory Therapy.

Graduates of all of our programs successfully pass the national or state licensure examination for each discipline and are employed by health care organizations throughout the country.

The College has a global influence in health, health care, and health care education with over 1100 students from 31 states enrolled in online undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs; over 650 students enrolled in on-campus undergraduate programs; over 1200 health care professionals representing all US states, all provinces of Canada and 58 additional countries completing online certificate programs; and over 2000 health care professionals completing continuing education programs held on the USI campus.

To prepare our graduates for the challenges of the rapidly changing health care delivery system, our educational goals focus on critical thinking and creative problem solving. Additional goals include the use of evidence-based practice protocols, effective communication, cultural sensitivity, systems leadership for quality care, and health policy.

Faculty expertise in each discipline guides students by providing a supportive learning environment that is challenging and creative. Cutting-edge technology for all of the programs provides students with a learning environment that simulates the experiences the student will encounter in the practice setting. 


  • Ann White
    Dr. Ann White
    Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions
    Professor of Nursing
    Health Professions Center 2078
    Phone: 812-465-1151
  • Deborah Wolf
    Ms. Deborah Wolf
    Assistant Professor Emerita of Dental Hygiene
    Assistant Dean Emerita of the College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Mary Arvin
    Dr. Mary Arvin
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy Assistant
    Chair of Occupational Therapy Assistant
    Health Professions Center 2087
    Phone: 812-465-1103
  • Jeri Burger
    Dr. Jeri Burger
    Associate Professor of Nursing
    Chair of RN Completion Program
    Health Professions Center 2052
    Phone: 812-461-5340
  • M. Catherine (Katie) Ehlman
    Dr. M. Catherine (Katie) Ehlman
    Associate Professor of Gerontology
    Director, Center for Healthy Aging and Wellness
    Health Professions Center 2094
    Phone: 812-461-5332
  • Claudine Fairchild
    Ms. Claudine Fairchild
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
    Chair of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program
    Health Professions Center 2148
    Phone: 812-464-1994
  • Peggy Graul
    Mrs. Peggy Graul
    Coordinator of Continuing Education - Nursing and Health Professions
    Health Professions Center 2053
    Phone: 812-465-1161
  • Mellisa Hall
    Dr. Mellisa Hall
    Associate Professor of Nursing
    Chair of Master of Science in Nursing Program
    Health Professions Center 2133
    Phone: 812-465-1168
  • Karen Jones
    Mrs. Karen Jones
    Director of Online Continuing Education for Health Professionals
    Health Professions Center 2132
    Phone: 812-465-1148
  • Janet Kilbane
    Dr. Janet Kilbane
    Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
    Chair of Occupational Therapy Program
    Health Professions Center 2128
    Phone: 812-465-1177
  • Julie McCullough
    Dr. Julie McCullough
    Associate Professor of Nutrition
    Chair of Food and Nutrition Program
    Health Professions Center 2088
    Phone: 812-461-5213
  • Kimberly Parsons
    Dr. Kimberly Parsons
    Assistant Professor of Dental Assisting
    Chair of Dental Assisting
    Chair of Dental Hygiene
    Health Professions Center 2055
    Phone: 812-228-5050
  • Wesley Phy
    Mr. Wesley Phy
    Instructor in Respiratory Therapy
    Chair of Respiratory Therapy
    Health Professions Center 2089
    Phone: 812-464-1751
  • Martin Reed
    Dr. Martin Reed
    Chair of Radiologic Technology
    Associate Professor of Radiologic Technology
    Health Professions Center 2072
    Phone: 812-464-1894
  • Sarah Stevens
    Dr. Sarah Stevens
    Director of Advising
    Adjunct - Liberal Arts
    Health Professions Center 2023D
    Phone: 812-461-5238
  • Constance Swenty
    Dr. Constance Swenty
    Assistant Professor of Nursing
    Chair of Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
    Health Professions Center 2096
    Phone: 812-461-5408
  • Kevin Valadares
    Dr. Kevin Valadares
    Associate Professor of Health Services
    Chair of Health Administration
    Health Professions Center 2147
    Phone: 812-461-5277


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