Student and Faculty Newsletter
The department office location, fax number, and hours are at the bottom of the page. Hours may vary; changes are posted on office doors. Appointments are appreciated.
Professor, Chairperson – Nursing and Allied Health
Nursing Department Secretary
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All nursing students are assigned an academic advisor. Please check
MyIUP to find out more information about your advisor.
Registration for the Spring semester begins in mid-October. Registration for fall semester and summer sessions begins in mid-March. Schedules are available through
MyIUP and are typically posted several weeks before the registration period begins.
Some nursing students receive an early registration time each semester to facilitate scheduling of science courses and are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to get the best schedule possible. Students must schedule an appointment to meet
with their advisor each semester to discuss academic progress and plans for the next semesters. At that meeting, students will receive their Personal Identification Number (PIN), which is needed to access the registration system. Sign-up times for
advising appointments are posted in mid-February and mid-September, and advisees are notified by e-mail when advising appointments begin.
The IUP email account is
the official form of communication while a student is at IUP. All department
and advising information will be shared through IUP email. Students are
expected to check their IUP email frequently and use their IUP email address
when sending email to anyone in the IUP community. Important and helpful
information is sent to students form the chairperson, faculty, secretary,
registrar, and others. Assistance with the use of the IUP email system and
other technology support is available at the
IT Support Center.
MyIUP provides links to a wide variety of information and resources, including the academic calendar, schedules, financial aid and billing, grades, how to calculate a grade point average (GPA), and details about graduation. A link to Writing Intensive
courses is also available.
Many students plan to take courses during the summer at other colleges or universities. This excellent strategy allows students to take a lighter course load during the academic year, pursue a special area of interest, or stay on track for the clinical
year. Students interested in registering for courses at other colleges or universities should follow the steps listed below:
Nursing students who are not on a four-year plan and find themselves needing some extra credits to maintain full-time status may find it helpful to obtain a minor. Students may discuss potential minors with their advisor. Nursting students commonly explore a minor in psychology, human development and family science, nutrition, and/or biology.
Students begin their clinical practice their sophomore year and,
in over six semesters, complete 52 credits in nursing courses.
affiliates of IUP include Indiana Regional Medical Center, Conemaugh Memorial
Medical Center, Penn Highlands DuBois, Excela Health Latrobe Hospital, Excela
Health Westmoreland Hospital, Visiting Nurses Association of Indiana, St
Andrew’s Village, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, West Penn Hospital, and
several other agencies in the region.
All students must make arrangements for their own transportation to clinical sites. IUP vans are no longer available for students to use for transportation.
All nursing students are required to wear a student uniform. Information for obtaining student uniforms is provided at the sophomore orientation prior to the start of sophomore-level clinical. The student dress code is available in the Student Information Handbook.
Each student must purchase liability insurance. Students must carry professional liability of $1,000,000/$3,000,000, which pays up to $1,000,000 for each claim up to a total of $3,000,000 in any one year. Students are not permitted to
begin clinical practice until proof of liability insurance is received by the Nursing Department. Contact the Nursing Department with any questions.
Undergraduate students are required to apply for graduation in their next-to-final semester of enrollment. The
graduation application may be completed online.
A Nursing Department ceremony is held in May of each year. May and August graduates will also be invited to the university commencement ceremony in May.
December graduates will be invited to participate in the university’s commencement ceremony scheduled in December. Details about commencement may be found at
There are several
nursing student organizations students can choose to join while they are in the Nursing program.
Scholarship information is available in the department on the Scholarship Bulletin Board located by 228 and 229 Johnson Hall. In addition,
nursing scholarship information is available for you to review online.