Meet the Dean
Meet the Dean of the College of Nursing: Dean Patricia Ravert
Former student, Andrea Gardner, poses as Florence Nightingale at the 100th anniversary of Nightingale’s death (2010).
Graduates of the baccalaureate nursing program celebrate following College of Nursing convocation.
Graduate Program Outcomes
The Family Nurse Practitioner program is ranked among the top nursing graduate schools in the nation.
Global Health and Human Diversity
The Global Health and Human Diversity course provides opportunities for students to practice nursing skills abroad.
The Healer's Art
The annual college magazine informs alumni and friends of nursing events and activities.
Research and Conferences
Students attend a conference in Madison, WI.
A MEG grant facilitates student learning in the Navajo Nation.
The baccalaureate nursing program prepares general practitioners with the knowledge,
skills, leadership abilities, values, and competencies commensurate with roles of
professional nursing practice. Nursing education builds on the sciences, humanities,
and religious studies to develop the strong theoretical and practical base necessary
to understand and meet the health needs of people in various health care settings.
At the completion of the baccalaureate program, graduates may seek employment opportunities
in hospitals, clinics, community agencies, home health, and world health agencies.
Graduates function as colleagues on various health care teams. The nursing program
gives students a broad array of learning experiences in helping to prepare them
for the complex "professional nurse" role.
The baccalaureate nursing curriculum is designed for the full-time student. Students
carry as many as 16 credits most semesters. The six semesters of nursing courses
include up to 12 hours of clinical experience each week in addition to course work.
Because of the rigors of this study plan, students should not expect to be employed
more than 10-12 hours a week during their program.
Students working part-time or having family or other outside responsibilities are
encouraged to complete as many of the required general education courses as possible
prior to applying for acceptance into the nursing program. Currently, Nursing students
spend about 30 hours weekly in course preparation.