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Idaho State University

A small picture of the Interim Dean and Associate Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Karen Neill

Welcome to the College of Nursing at Idaho State University! This is a wonderful time of opportunity and visibility for nurses at the forefront of significant change in health care delivery. Our College of Nursing has experienced tremendous growth in the last seven years with the realization of DNP degree options [Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner] and a Ph.D. in Nursing, building on a rich history of preparing exemplary nurse leaders in Baccalaureate and Master's programs. Our students exemplify excellence in nursing, making a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities as direct care providers, leaders and scholars. We have been honored to see our alumni lead organizations, publish original research, contribute to scientific advancements, and create new and innovative nursing models to support health and improve lives.

Our dedicated faculty and staff strive to create an innovative learning environment that supports the success of every student. We are committed to preparing competent nurses who care. Our faculty are continually involved in connecting with industry partners, community leaders, care providers, alumni, colleagues and friends to prepare nurses who make significant contributions to a healthy society.

There is much to do as we plan for increased enrollment and continued growth to meet the increasing demand for nurses in our state and global community. We look ahead with enthusiasm as we prepare to welcome a full cadre of students into graduate and undergraduate nursing programs in fall of 2019. With President Kevin Satterlee leading Idaho State University, we look forward to our future with excitement, and honor our past. Let's go together and see what's around the corner!   

Go Bengals!

Dr. Karen Neill, PhD, RN, SANE-A, DF-IAFN