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Welcome to the USI Graduate Nursing Program

Get a first-class nursing education to excel in your nursing career.

With a graduate degree from USI, you'll be able to pursue advance practice nursing, leadership and education roles.

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Master of Science     

Post MSN APRN Certificate     

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DNP - BSN to DNP   

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About the Clinical Experience

You'll get extensive clinical nursing experience in a variety of healthcare settings. Moreover, USI provides exceptional preparation for professional licensing exams. Our nursing graduates have an outstanding track record, with consistently high pass rates for both BSN graduates and the RN license exam as well as the MSN and DNP graduates with national certification exams.

CCNE logoOur Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is accredited by the Indiana State Board of Nursing.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Southern Indiana is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

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Out-of-State students pursuing distance learning degrees at USI

We appreciate your interest in distance education programs offered by the University of Southern Indiana. Currently, USI's College of Nursing and Health Professions only offers its distance learning enrollment opportunities to residents of states where USI has obtained or is seeking authorization for its distance education offerings.

Each state has its own approval process for out-of-state institutions offering distance learning (online) degree programs to its residents.

The MSN and Post MSN online programs are limited to working with certain states in the U.S. only. Moving into a state not recognized by the graduate nursing program will lead to inability to continue in MSN coursework. The exception to this is active military status.

Learn the status of the USI online degree programs available in a particular state.

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FNP Students Attend Health Equity Training

Two students in the Family Nurse Practitioner program completed a pilot continuing education program that focused on reducing health disparities in the United States. Before earning their NP degrees in July 2022, Nancy Livingston and Samantha Sollman were invited to participate in the Virtual Mini Academy: Health Equity Training, offered by Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Rising Stars Recognized

Three USI students received the prestigious Rising Star of Research and Scholarship Award from Sigma Theta Tau, international honor society of nursing. They are Cassandra Nepp, BSN '22 graduate (not pictured), and current DNP students, Byron Rademacher, at left, and AnnMarie Humphress, at right, with Pam Thomas, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing.

Graduate Named Congestive Heart Failure Coordinator

Jessica R. Riley, MSN, RN, APRN, AGACNP-BC, has been named Congestive Heart Failure Coordinator at Cape Cardiology Group, located in the Heart Hospital at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She received her Post-Master’s Certificate as an Acute Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner from University of Southern Indiana in July 2022.