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  • University of Southern Indiana College of Nursing and Health Professions

    The University of Southern Indiana College of Nursing and Health Professions prepares students for a competitive workforce in the professional career of Nursing. Graduates consistently have high pass rates for the NCLEX-RN as well as national certification exams.

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    • NCLEX Pass Rate 95
    • Accreditations CCNE Accredited
    • Location Evansville, Indiana
    • Programs BSN, DNP, MSN, RN-to-BSN, Entry-Level BSN, MSN-to-DNP, CNS, NP, BSN-to-DNP, Post-grad Certificate, Other
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    In 1965, The University of Southern Indiana, a public entity and a Carnegie Foundation Community Engaged University, was founded.

    Academic Programs

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

    Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) - RN to BSN (ONLINE)

    Master of Science in Nursing (MS)

    Post-MSN Certificate

    MSN and Post-MSN Specialties

    • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP)
    • Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AG-CNS)
    • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
    • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
    • Nursing Education (NED)
    • Nursing Management and Leadership (NML)
    • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-PCNP)

    Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

    • Advanced Nursing Practice Concentration
    • Organizational and Systems Leadership Concentration

    Undergraduate


    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

    Direct Admission

    The Direct Admission program is designed for first-time students who are applying within the first calendar year of high school graduation.  

    Direct Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    • Senior year (fall or spring) cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale
    • Minimum ACT of 26 or an SAT after March 2016 with a combined score of 1260 (reading and math, with minimum 580 in each area)

    Conditional Direct Admission

    Conditional direct admission is designed only for students who are first-time degree-seeking students and who are applying within the first calendar year of high school graduation.  

    Conditional Direct Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    A senior year (fall or spring) cumulative HS GPA of 3.4 - 3.49 on a 4.0 scale and minimum ACT of 26 or an SAT after March 2016 with a combined score of 1260 (evidence-based reading and math, with minimum 580 in each area).

    OR

    A senior year (fall or spring) cumulative HS GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale and minimum ACT of 25 or an SAT after March 2016 with a combined score of 1220 (evidence-based reading and math, with minimum 560 in each area).

    Standard Admission

    The Standard Admission process is for the student who has completed 31 hours of required university courses. August 1st is the deadline.

    Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN)

    RN-BSN Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    1. Associate degree or diploma from nationally accredited nursing education program
    2. Cumulative 2.3 GPA previous academic work
    3. Consideration for students with 2.0 - 2.29 GPA
    4. Unencumbered RN license - no pending action
    5. Employed by/have access to, health care work environment for course projects

    Graduate


    Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a nationally accredited school
    2. Minimum cumulative BSN GPA of 3.00
    3. Undergraduate statistics, grade C or better
    4. Recommended (not required): one year full-time or two thousand hours of clinical practice as an RN within the last five years
    5. Unrestricted/unencumbered US RN license in all states of practice
    6. MSN and Post MSN online programs have restricted work that is within the US only; States must recognize the graduate's MSN coursework to work within an MSN role. Exception: active military status

    Post-MSN Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    1. Nationally accredited MSN
    2. Minimum cumulative MSN 3.00 GPA
    3. Recommended but not required: one year full-time or 2,000 hours of clinical practice as an RN within the last 5 years
    4. Unencumbered US RN license in the state of practice (all inclusive)
    5. MSN and Post MSN online programs have restricted work that is within the US only; States must recognize the graduate's MSN coursework to work within an MSN role. Exception: active military status

    Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

    Admission Requirements (additional criteria required)

    • Completed a master's degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing
    • Earned graduate program GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent
    • Satisfactorily completed a course in graduate research (grade of B or better)

    Accreditation

    The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited the baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs.

    The Univesity of Southern Indiana is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

    Rankings

    US News & World Report (2019)

    • #128-#165 in Regional Universities Midwest
    • #28 (tie) in Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs
    • #237 (tie) in Best Online Bachelor's Programs
    • #124 (tie) in Best Nursing Schools: Master's
    • #132 (tie)in Best Nursing Schools: Doctor of Nursing Practice

    The Princeton Review (2018-2019)

    • #9 Best Colleges for the Money in Indiana
    • #457 Best Colleges for the Money nationally

    Niche (2019)

    • Best College Campuses in America #56 of 1,408
    • Best College Dorms in America #61 of 1,370
    • Top Public Universities in America #325 of 672
    • Colleges with the Best Student Life in America #513 of 1,542
    • Best Colleges in America #826 of 1,647
    • Best Value Colleges in America #1,011 of 1,590
    • Best College Campuses in Indiana#3 of 36
    • Best College Dorms in Indiana #4 of 36
    • Top Public Universities in Indiana #8 of 15
    • Colleges with the Best Student Life in Indiana #17 of 41
    • Best Colleges in Indiana #27 of 42
    • Best Value Colleges in Indiana #28 of 42
    • Most Diverse Colleges in Indiana #31 of 42
    • Best Colleges in Evansville Area #3 of 4
    • Best Value Colleges in Evansville Area #3 of 4

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