USI Dean to Receive National Award


Dr. Nadine Coudret, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Southern Indiana, will receive one of the top awards in geriatric education from the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) at the group’s annual meeting and conference, February 23, in Arlington, Virginia.

Dr. Coudret will receive the Administrative Leadership Award for her exceptional efforts in support of gerontology and geriatrics education. She has been dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions since 1988. During her tenure, she has overseen the development of many academic tracks and programs, including the creation of the Center for Healthy Aging and Wellness and the Mid-America Institute on Aging, held annually at USI.

“I’m very honored to receive this award,” said Coudret. “But the credit goes to our faculty and community partners who have encouraged and supported the development of the Center for Healthy Aging and Wellness, the Mid-American Institute on Aging and our gerontology study programs. The endpoints of our collective efforts will be enhanced services for the elders in our community and increased career opportunities for USI graduates.”

A native of Vincennes, Indiana, Dr. Coudret earned a diploma in nursing at St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing in Evansville. Her clinical nursing experience includes working in the operating room, medical-surgical nursing, long term care, and home health areas. She earned her BS, MA, and MSN degrees at the University of Evansville and a doctorate in higher education administration with a minor in nursing at Indiana University.

Dr. Coudret came to USI from the University of Evansville, where she served as dean. She will retire from her post at USI July 1, following a sabbatical.

Established in 1974, the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education is a membership organization of colleges and universities that offer education, training, and research programs in the field of aging. AGHE currently has more than 280 institutional members throughout the United States and abroad. The purpose of the association is to foster the commitment of higher education to the field of aging through education, research, and public service. In 1999, it became an educational unit of The Gerontological Society of America.


  1. Congrats! to Dr. Nadine Coudret. She has been a Leader in Nursing. She is Top Notch, we need more of her Quality in town. Our Family has a Nursing student that is also on the Dean’s List at USI. And, this gal is from Indianapolis, Indiana, and also could have chosen any other Nursing School she wanted to attend. Over the years it is neat to see what this Lady, Dr. Coudret, has done to improve other folks lives in this Field. Congrats! to Dr. Nadine Coudret of USI.

  2. I noticed the great honor given to such a deserving person!! Congratulations, and enjoy your sabbatical, Dr, Coudret!!!

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