About the Graduate School of Nursing

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About the GSN

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Members of Congress founded the USU Graduate School of Nursing (GSN) in 1993. The programs are designed to prepare advanced practice nurses and Ph.D.s for the unique challenges of military medicine.

The GSN students explore the fields of nursing through a signature blend of science, research and field training. The lessons learned on the USU campus and beyond the traditional classroom prepare the GSN graduates to take on a diverse range of challenges and succeed in any environment. Our mission makes the USU graduates uniquely prepared to shape the future of health care within the federal health care system.

Faculty and students have access to numerous resources within the University to support their research endeavors. Further, the Faye G. Abdellah Center for Military and Federal Health Care Research was established within the GSN in November 2008 to support each phase in the grant life cycle, from a research idea and identification of funding opportunities to dissemination and grant close-out.

Uniformed Nurses

Uniformed nurses carry out a charge that reaches far beyond traditional nursing roles. They care for patients in locations as dangerous as the wounds they treat, and make decisions that can save one life or thousands at once. Uniformed nurses are the cornerstones of the Military Health System, and USU is the place to learn the advanced skills needed to be expert clinicians and leaders in the profession.