Welcome to the School of Nursing
Welcome to the Idaho State University School (SON) homepage. My name is Nancy Renn and I am currently serving as the Interim Assistant Dean. The SON has been an amazingly busy place for the past two years – we have hired many new and exciting faculty members and instructors - Dr. Monica Mispireta, Dr. Gina Clarkson, Dr. Daphne Solomon, Dr. Vernon Kubiak, Dr. Jennifer Hackwith, Mr. Lucus Christoffersen, Ms. Cara Esplin, Ms. Elizabeth Damstrom, Ms. Renae Dougal, Ms. Phyllis Morris, and Mr. Chris Smout are wonderful additions to our faculty. Also, Dr. Miki Goodwin joined us as our new Dean in July of 2016. She has a true nurse educator spirit and she worked diligently with faculty and staff to promote nursing education at all levels. Sadly, she was required to take a medical leave in March of 2017. As is the nature of nursing and health care, change is a constant in our world and we will keep moving forward to accomplish all of the good work that is done every day in the SON. We are hopeful to have a new Dean in-place by January of 2018.
The SON has a long history of providing undergraduate and graduate nursing education in the state, and we are proud of the work done by our faculty and our community partners to support students in accomplishing their goals. The numbers of students admitted to SON programs continues to increase every year. We currently have 175 undergraduate nursing students in our traditional, accelerated and BS Completion programs. We have 67 students in graduate/doctoral programs, which include the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree with tracks in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), the Master’s of Science in Nursing Education degree, and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing degree.
The ISU School of Nursing graduates are making a difference. The majority of the 2017 graduates have found nursing positions as new professional nurse graduates in health care settings all across the nation, as doctoral level nurse practitioners in clinics all across the state, or as nurse researchers in educational settings throughout the region. We are proud to continue to promote nursing in all health care settings.
Dr. Nancy Renn