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Learning to lead

October 19, 2016
After deciding to go back to school to finish my RN-BSN, I have decided to apply for my Master’s in Science in Nursing Management and Leadership. Through class and clinical I am learning what kind of a leader I want to be , but also attributes that I want to keep away from.

‘Perfectionist’ named Academic All-District

Senior forward Madi Vellky dribbles down the field during a game against Quincy University Oct. 18. Vellky recently was named Division II Women’s Soccer Academic All-District IV by the College sports Information Directors of America for the second time in her USI career.
November 9, 2015

Madi Vellky used to play nurse as a little girl by putting Band-Aids on her baby dolls. She also started to play soccer at age four. Now, in her senior year at USI, both soccer and nursing are a major...

Manager hopes for health center’s central location

Manager hopes for health center's central location
September 16, 2015

The University Health Center is placed in an inconvenient spot, said Brandy Sitzman, the health center’s practice manager. “We have a location issue on campus,” Sitzman said. “We are trying...

Perrey to recieve national neuroscience nursing award

February 2, 2015

A 2008 USI graduate, Lauren Perrey, was selected to receive the 2015 Rising Star in Clinical Practice Award from the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. She currently works at IU Health Methodist...

A Day in the Intensive Care Unit

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...

USI nursing students have leg up

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...

USI proposes tuition increases, program fees

June 4, 2013

Students who began their education at USI in the fall semester of 2010 have experienced an 11-percent tuition increase since they stepped foot on campus, and they're looking at another spike before their...

DEUs connect USI students with local hospital staff, patients

April 24, 2013

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...

Nursing program continues to improve with DEU

March 6, 2013

The Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) teaches nursing majors how to adequately care for patients in a hospital setting. St. Mary’s nursing staff collaborates with nursing students to carefully prepare them...

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