University of Southern Indiana
Health Professions Center

About the College

The College of Nursing and Health Professions offers 12 academic programs in Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Food and Nutrition, Health Informatics and Information Management, Health Services, Health Administration, Nursing (Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN to BSN Completion, Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice), Occupational Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapy, Radiologic and Imaging Sciences and Respiratory Therapy.

Our programs have an outstanding history of graduates achieving excellent pass rates on national and state licensure examinations, as well as preparing our students for employment and leadership roles in health care organizations throughout the country.

The College has a global influence in health, health care, and health care education with 2,455* students from 28 states and six countries enrolled in on-campus and online undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs.

To ensure our graduates are ready for the challenges of a rapidly changing health care delivery system, our educational goals focus on critical thinking and creative problem solving. Additional goals include the use of evidence-based practice protocols, effective communication, cultural sensitivity, systems leadership for quality care and health policy.

Faculty expertise in each discipline guides students by providing a supportive learning environment that is challenging and creative. Cutting-edge technology for all of the programs provides students with a learning environment that simulates the experiences the student will encounter in the practice setting.  

In addition, the College’s Center for Health Professions Lifelong Learning provides accredited professional development opportunities for health professionals through certificate programs, continuing education conferences and workshops. Each year, over 1,300 health care professionals complete online certificate programs, representing every U.S. state and territory, Canada, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and other countries, and more than 2,100 attend continuing education programs on the USI campus. We are dedicated to providing quality programming to assist the busy health professional in enhancing knowledge, skills and professional competencies.

*Source: Fall 2016 Fact Book


Ann White
Dr. Ann White
Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions
Professor of Nursing
Contact: 812-465-1151
Health Professions Center 2078
Julie McCullough
Dr. Julie McCullough
Associate Professor of Nutrition
Chair of Food and Nutrition Program
Assistant Dean of Health Services
Contact: 812-461-5213
Health Professions Center 2088
Mary Arvin
Dr. Mary Arvin
Clinical Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
Chair of Occupational Therapy Program
Contact: 812-465-1103
Health Professions Center 2087
Jeri Burger
Dr. Jeri Burger
Associate Professor of Nursing
Chair of RN Completion Program
Contact: 812-461-5340
Health Professions Center 2052
M. Catherine (Katie) Ehlman
Dr. M. Catherine (Katie) Ehlman
Associate Professor of Gerontology
Director, Center for Healthy Aging and Wellness
Contact: 812-461-5332
Health Professions Center 2094
Claudine Fairchild
Ms. Claudine Fairchild
Adjunct - Nursing and Health Professions
Contact: 812-465-1151
Health Professions Center
Mellisa Hall
Dr. Mellisa Hall
Associate Professor of Nursing
Chair of Master of Science in Nursing Program
Contact: 812-465-1168
Health Professions Center 2133
Kimberly Parsons
Dr. Kimberly Parsons
Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene and Assisting
Chair of Dental Assisting
Chair of Dental Hygiene
Contact: 812-228-5050
Health Professions Center 2055
Wesley Phy
Mr. Wesley Phy
Clinical Assistant Professor of Respiratory Therapy
Chair of Respiratory Therapy
Contact: 812-464-1751
Health Professions Center 2089
Martin Reed
Dr. Martin Reed
Chair of Radiologic Technology
Associate Professor of Radiologic Technology
Contact: 812-464-1894
Health Professions Center 2072
Sarah Stevens
Dr. Sarah Stevens
Interim Director of Honors Program
Contact: 812-461-5357
Robert D. Orr Center 1070
M. Jane Swartz
Dr. M. Jane Swartz
Contract Assistant Professor of Nursing
Director, Center for Health Professions Lifelong Learning
Adjunct - Nursing and Health Professions
Contact: 812-465-1162
Health Professions Center 2123
Constance Swenty
Dr. Constance Swenty
Associate Professor of Nursing
Assistant Dean for Nursing
Contact: 812-461-5408
Health Professions Center 2096
Kevin Valadares
Dr. Kevin Valadares
Associate Professor of Health Services
Chair of Health Administration
Contact: 812-461-5277
Health Professions Center 2147

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