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Health Professions Center upgraded to meet accreditation standards

Health Professions Center upgraded to meet accreditation standards

Noah Alatza, News Editor

January 15, 2019


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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


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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...

The penalty for excellence

The penalty for excellence

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

November 27, 2018


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Photo illustration by Sarah Rogers Megan Brown knew in high school she wanted to study diagnostic medical sonography. She also knew the program only accepted 10 students. The senior diagnostic medical sonography major said she remembered the sea of faces during Welcome Week, keeping a tally in her ...

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


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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. ...

USI, St. Vincent’s to partner for autism conference

USI, St. Vincent’s to partner for autism conference

Noah Alatza, News Editor

October 12, 2018


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St.Vincent Hospital and the university will collaborate to host the fourth annual autism spectrum disorder conference. 1997 alumna Tangela Floyd, who now serves as the director of public relations for St. Vincent Indiana, said the conference hits close to home. Her 19-year-old son is on the autis...

Becoming the best

Becoming the best

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

August 28, 2018


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Ashley Owens said she always wanted to be a nurse ever since she was a little girl. Sunday, the College of Nursing and Health Professions held the annual White Coat Ceremony in Carter Hall. USI first held a White Coat Ceremony for nursing students in 2015. Nursing students go through the ceremon...

Evansville Health Center scheduled for May opening

Evansville Health Center scheduled for May opening

Noah Alatza, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


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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...

Summit to reflect evolving health care system

Summit to reflect evolving health care system

Gabi Wy, News Editor

January 19, 2016


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Nir Menachemi said healthcare isn’t going to look the same when today’s students join the workforce. The professor of Health Policy and Management at Indiana University, along with eight other health care professionals and educators, will speak on campus as part of the third annual Health I...

A Day in the Intensive Care Unit

Devyn Curry

January 28, 2014


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Kelsey Strahla wakes up at 4:45 a.m. for her critical care clinical, which begins at 6:30 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital. The senior nursing major is assigned to a nurse and looks over a patient’s medical records before she goes to visit them. “We do morning assessment of the patient and any...

USI nursing students have leg up

Devyn Curry

January 28, 2014


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CORRECTION: Admission to the nursing program is based solely on grade point average, said Sarah Stevens, director of advising in the College of Nursing and Health Professions. If two students' GPAs are tied and only one can be admitted, extra curricula's play a role in the final decision.   Before...

USI opens third community health center

Bobby Shipman

January 15, 2014


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The College of Nursing and Health Professions opened its third community health center at Lodge Community School Jan. 9. Like its predecessors at Glenwood and Cedar Hall, the Lodge health center provides affordable treatments and exams for the community, but it is the first with an Interpreter, Jessica...

DEUs connect USI students with local hospital staff, patients

Shannon Hall

April 24, 2013


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The College of Nursing and Health Professions is living up to USI’s motto “Get the Edge” by adding a second dedicated education unit (DEU) for nursing students to utilize. The nursing program began the semester with one DEU at St. Mary’s, but it now has a second one at Deaconess, which began...

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