University of Southern Indiana

USI online graduate program ranks high

USI online graduate program ranks high

3/20/2012 | University Communications

The University of Southern Indiana online graduate degree nursing program was ranked 15th in the categories of Admissions Selectivity and Faculty Credentials and Training, in the 2012 U.S. News & World Report rankings. The program also ranked 25th for Student Engagement and Accreditation and 71st for Student Services and Technology. Its overall ranking was 127th out of more than 500 online graduate nursing programs.

“We are very pleased with the rankings of our graduate nursing program,” said Ann White, interim dean of USI’s College of Nursing and Health Professions. “The rankings are a testament to the dedication of our excellent graduate nursing faculty.”

The College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. The objectives of the program are to prepare nurses at an advanced practice level who demonstrate professional leadership and foster a research climate in the practice of nursing.

The MSN degree offers specialty areas for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Nursing Education (NE), Nursing Management and Leadership (NML), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), and Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPMHNP).

The CNHP also offers online courses toward a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree with two areas of study concentration: advanced practice and systems and organizational leadership. The practice- focused doctorate prepares experts in advanced nursing with emphasis placed on innovative, evidence-based practice that reflects the application of credible research findings.

Both programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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