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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...

College of Nursing and Health Professions receives grants for student partnerships

The approximately 40,000 square foot Wellness Center will connect to the south side of the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center with the goal of centralizing university services and making them more accessible.  

Rhonda Wheeler, Community Engagement Manager

August 27, 2019

The College of Nursing and Health Professions has received two grants amounting to nearly $5.4 million this year. The first grant is from the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP). The grant promotes student work with community members to provide better care for elders in the tristate ar...

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

The approximately 40,000 square foot Wellness Center will connect to the south side of the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center with the goal of centralizing university services and making them more accessible.  

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...

The penalty for excellence

The COVID-19 pandemic has left students facing numerous uncertainty about classes, graduation, housing and more. The uncertainty has taken a toll on their mental health as they find ways to cope with the sudden life change.

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

November 27, 2018

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

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

The approximately 40,000 square foot Wellness Center will connect to the south side of the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center with the goal of centralizing university services and making them more accessible.  

Noah Alatza, News Editor

October 12, 2018

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

Nursing students were honored at the annual White Coat ceremony Sunday afternoon to celebrate their entering into clinicals.

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

August 28, 2018

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

The final completion of the Evansville Health, Science, Education and Research Center is expected in May of 2018. Indiana University will own 60 percent of the building and the University of Evansville and USI will split the remaining 40 percent.

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...

Summit to reflect evolving health care system

Patient rights advocate and speaker Regina Holliday shares her story at the first Health Informatics Tri-State Summit in 2014. Summit chairperson Gabriela Mustata Wilson said she looks for “powerful patient stories” when selecting conference speakers.

Gabi Wy, News Editor

January 19, 2016

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

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

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...

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