Meet Dr. Joanna Simpson

Dr. Joanna Simpson, the Program Director of Teacher Credentialing at USU's College of Education, has swiftly made a significant impact here at USU. Starting as a Credential Analyst, Dr. Simpson's journey reflects a deep commitment to education, shaped by a decade of teaching in challenging urban environments and extensive experience in higher education. Her path from classroom to academia highlights her dedication to fostering future educators.

April 16, 2024

Meet Logann Dolan: The Force Behind USU’s Career & Alumni S...

Get to know Logann Dolan, United States University's Career & Alumni Services Specialist, in our latest staff spotlight. Learn about her journey, her role at USU, her advice to students, and how she inspires our community to build successful careers.

July 25, 2023

The Role of Family Nurse Practitioner in Healthcare

Family nurse practitioners have a wide scope and can treat patients throughout their lifespan, making them a perfect choice to help cover the growing PCP shortage. FNPs have a fast-growing job outlook making this a perfect opportunity for any nurse looking to advance their career.

August 31, 2022

Why Nurse Practitioner? The Top 10 Reasons to be an NP

The need for more doctors and nurses grows every year. The physician-to-patient gap is the worst it’s ever been in history. Nurse practitioners can help bridge this gap and are an integral piece of the healthcare system. In this article, we’ll discuss the reasons YOU should become a nurse practitioner and all the benefits that come with it.

August 25, 2022

FNP vs ACNP: Do You Know the Differences?

Family nurse practitioners (FNPs) and acute care nurse practitioners (ACNPs) are essential providers within the American healthcare system. FNPs mostly see patients in primary care settings, while ACNPs diagnose and treat chronic and acute conditions in hospitals. What are the differences and similarities between these key healthcare providers?

August 23, 2022

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