School of Nursing

School of Nursing Graduate Program Leadership

Karen S. Neill, Ph.D., M.S., R.N., DF-IAFN; Associate Dean and Director

Susan S. Tavernier, Ph.D., APRN-CNS, AOCN®; Director of Graduate Studies

Kristy Crownhart, DNP, FNP-C, APRN; DNP Program Coordinator

School of Nursing Graduate Faculty

Michelle Anderson, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP; Clinical Assistant Professor

Cathy Arvidson, Ph.D., FNP-BC, APRN, FAANP; Associate Professor

Gina Clarkson, Ph.D., APRN, NNP-BC; Associate Professor

Kristy Crownhart, DNP, FNP-C, APRN; Clinical Assistant Professor

Vernon Kubiak, DNP, PMHNP-BC, CNS, CNP, RN; Clinical Assistant Professor

Ryan Manwaring, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC; Clinical Assistant Professor

Karen Neill, Ph.D., M.S., RN, DF-IAFN; Professor

Mary Nies, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, FAAHB; Professor

Omatayo Omatowa, Ph.D., MPA, MA, MSN, RN; Clinical Associate Professor

Susan S. Tavernier, Ph.D., APRN-CNS, AOCN®; Associate Professor

Melody Weaver, Ph.D., ACHPN, APRN, FNP-BC; Clinical Assistant Professor

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, Ph.D.DegreePh.D.
Doctor of Nursing PracticeDegreeDNP
Master of Science in Nursing, M.S.DegreeM.S.
FNP to PMHNP CertificateCertificate

Mission

The School of Nursing (SON) Mission is to prepare caring, exemplary nurse leaders who integrate education, service, and scholarship, through practice and research, to enhance the quality of life for rural and diverse populations.

Vision

The SON Vision is to be a distinguished School of Nursing committed to being as humanistic and compassionate as we are scientific and innovative.

Graduate Programs

Graduate Degree programs offered by the School of Nursing include:

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. in Nursing will prepare the graduate to conduct scientific research and participate actively in lifelong scholarship, leadership, and education.    

Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

D.N.P. program options include: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). The School of Nursing also offers a Post-Master's DNP degree for students holding certification as an FNP or PMHNP. The primary goal of the DNP degree program options is to prepare experts in advanced nursing practice in specialized areas with an emphasis on innovation and evidence-based applications to improve healthcare outcomes. The graduate will demonstrate competence in evaluating clinical outcomes, identify and manage health care needs of individuals, families, and populations, use technology and information to transform health care systems, and participate in interprofessional collaboration to develop effective models of health care delivery.  

FNP to PMHNP Certificate

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Certificate program prepares the licensed Family Nurse Practitioner to integrate and assume psychiatric and mental health evidence-based care into existing FNP practice for individuals, families, and communities to improve outcomes.

Master of Science in Nursing Education (M.S.)

The Master of Science in Nursing Education option will prepare the graduate with advanced knowledge in nursing education and leadership to facilitate knowledge development, integration, and evaluation to improve health outcomes. The primary goal of the Master of Science in Nursing Education program is to prepare experts in nursing education principles and practices with an emphasis on leadership, innovation, and evidence-based applications.

Accreditation

The Baccalaureate, Master's, and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree programs and the PMHNP Certificate program in the School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001.

School of Nursing Fees

The School of Nursing charges a student professional fee each semester of enrollment including summer session in any degree granting nursing program. Other fees may apply. Please see ISU School of Nursing website at http://www.isu.edu/nursing/ for further information.

Nursing Courses