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Demand for health professions rising

Demand for health professions rising

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

January 14, 2020

The need for health professions is on the rise. Employment in health professions is expected to rise 14% from 2018 to 2028 according to a study from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nurse practitioners are the second most common health professional job in the U.S. Dean of the College of Nursing and...

Task force assists adult students

Task force assists adult students

Maddie Nolan, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

The number of adult learners enrolling in colleges across the United States has nearly surpassed the number of incoming freshmen who have just completed high school.  Adult learners are typically over the age of 25, and either return to college after having to leave for various reasons, or enteri...

Health Professions Center upgraded to meet accreditation standards

Health Professions Center upgraded to meet accreditation standards

Noah Alatza, News Editor

January 15, 2019

After spring break, students will soon be able to enjoy newer amenities on the third floor of the Health Professions Center. “What we identified is that there are some programs that really needed additional space,” Ann White, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions said. The th...

College of Nursing and Health Professions receives major gift

College of Nursing and Health Professions receives major gift

Noah Alatza, News Editor

January 11, 2019

The College of Nursing and Health Professions received a $1.35 million leadership gift from the estate of the late Hershel B. Whitney, the Board of Trustees announced at their regular scheduled meeting in Indianapolis Jan. 10. The Trustees heard a report from the USI Foundation that the gift includes...

Model house paves the way for future housing methods

Model house paves the way for future housing methods

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

October 30, 2018

The university’s partnership geriatrician Bill Thomas and his MAGIC project finally saw concrete results Oct. 24. The MAGIC project, which stands for multi-ability, multi-generational, inclusive community, is a year-long pilot project that culminated in the construction of a model Minka house. ...

Evansville Health Center scheduled for May opening

Evansville Health Center scheduled for May opening

Noah Alatza, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017

As anticipation for the Evansville Health, Science, Education and Research center grows, so do the opportunities. “There are not a lot of places that have done this before,” Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions Ann White said. “Three universities coming together, working togethe...

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