University of Southern Indiana

Policies and General Information

All students and faculty are expected to abide by the policies found in the 2016-2017 CNHP Handbook. The handbook is located on the CNHP website listed under About the College

University Policies
All university policies, as published in the Bulletin, extend to all sites where students are engaged in the role of a nursing student.

College Offices
The offices of the Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions, Program Chair, Director of Nursing, and Faculty are located on the second floor of the USI Health Professions Center. In locating a specific office, inquire at the Receptionist's Desk or consult the directory board located outside of Room 2068.

Name/Address Change
Changes in local and/or permanent addresses, telephone number, and change in name are to be reported immediately to both the University Registrar's Office and the Nursing Programs.  A Change of Name form (paper or Internet) must be submitted to the Registrar's Office.

Technology Requirements
To participate in required course work, you will need access to a computer, the Internet, and your e-mail account.

While many students enjoy the convenience of doing their course work on their own home computer, computer access is available on campus for students. On the USI campus, Internet and e-mail access is available in all computer clusters, the University Library, and the College of Nursing and Health Professions’ Day Learning Resource Center. 

Please refer to the Distance Education website for information about required and recommended computer hardware and software resources. Information is available at

Your USI Email Address
The USI Computer Center assigns a free e-mail account to every newly enrolled student which is maintained throughout your time as a student. If you have any questions about your USI e-mail, contact the Computer Center Help Desk at 812-465-1080.

Other e-mail accounts can be obtained either through your own personal on-line service or from free Internet e-mail services such as,,, or If you choose to use another e-mail account for your course work, you will need to set-up your MyUSI e-mail so that all e-mail will be forwarded to your other account.  However, there are times when only your e-mail address can be used to gain access to some University services such as MyUSI, Blackboard, and library databases from off campus locations. It will be important that you have established an e-mail account before your first class meeting.

If you have further questions, the computer helpdesk at 812-465-1080, or call the Day Learning Resource Center at (812)465-1153.

Car Policies
Please refer to the Security Department website (

Personal travel is required of students for all clinical courses. Liability for driving to and from clinical sites falls on the owner of the vehicle. Automotive insurance is required by Indiana state law.

Gift Policy
No gifts are to be accepted from clients.  No gifts are to be given to faculty.

Omicron Psi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International
The Omicron Psi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society at the University of Southern Indiana provides leadership and research development for eligible nursing students and professionals. Its purposes are to: 

  1. Recognize superior achievement
  2. Recognize the development of leadership qualities
  3. Foster high professional standards
  4. Encourage creative work
  5. Strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession 

Students who have completed at least one-half of the required baccalaureate nursing courses, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and are in the top 35% of their class are eligible for membership consideration.

Display of Student Assignments
Student assignments may be displayed as examples of student work for course files and accreditation purposes.  Student work for any other purpose will require permission from the student(s) prior to faculty use.

Faculty Meetings
All faculty meetings are open to students unless posted as a closed meeting.  Due to the confidential nature of information presented, no students will be allowed to participate in the Admissions and Progression Committee.

Student representation on the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee includes one representative and one alternate from the RN-BSN program. A USI ANS student representative will participate in the Nursing Faculty meetings.

Contact Dr. Jeri Burger


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