Pursue your life calling with a degree in Nursing

Within this career-focused major, you'll prepare for an exciting future of lifelong learning and professional growth. Our four-year program, with a Christ-centered approach and a global point of view, prepares nurses to practice in all healthcare settings.

Through advanced courses in subjects relating to complex illnesses and scientific research, students develop skills in communication, critical thinking, and leadership.

Our Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing offers courses in

  • Pharmacology
  • Maternal/Newborn Nursing
  • Transcultural Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Nursing Leadership & Management

The IWU Experience

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Earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing offers students a wide variety of career options, including graduate school. IWU offers integrated educational experiences that combine the presentation of current medical knowledge with practical hands-on learning. All of our students graduate fully prepared for service in settings ranging from clinics and hospitals to the mission field.

How You'll Learn

The IWU BSN program incorporates both coursework and clinical practice into the curriculum. In addition to general education requirements, courses in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and others are accompanied by hands-on learning through simulations in our state-of-the-art Fortune Simulation lab.

What You'll Do

Multiple clinical sites enhance variety and exposure to different settings. Our student nurses learn how to holistically understand patient conditions and situations through an intentional focus on cultural, psychological, developmental, and spiritual as well as physical assessments. In addition to local health agencies, students benefit from transcultural nursing experiences throughout the world.

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After completing the degree program, students apply for a nursing license from the state board of nursing and sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). Our graduates exceed the NCLEX national pass rate and have for the past five years.

Where You'll Go

Students earning a degree from Indiana Wesleyan University School of Nursing will soon discover that IWU opens many doors for career experiences of all kinds. We have, for example, wonderful global relationships with La Gonave Wesleyan Hospital in La Gonave, Haiti; Zimba Mission Hospital in Zambia, Africa; and Shenyang Medical College in Shenyang, China. Our School of Nursing students can also visit Bulgaria, Jamaica, Kenya, Belize, and Ecuador to experience and engage with new cultures.

 
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Which program is right for me?

For nurses who are already practicing professionals, IWU is pleased to offer a program just for you: Bachelor of Science in Nursing Post-licensure (RNBSN).

Faculty

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At IWU, you'll learn from experienced leaders. Many faculty members have a terminal degree (DNP, Ph.D.), and several are working toward doctoral degrees. Many faculty members volunteer at local health clinics, work as parish nurses in local churches, teach Sunday school or hold other church-related leadership positions.

Faculty members make themselves available. Many make use of social media, such as Twitter, to help students stay in touch. They have been identified as having the personal strengths required of gifted teachers:

  • In tune with the emotions of others
  • See the untapped potential in others
  • Have a constant drive for accomplishing tasks
  • Seek to take people and projects from great to excellent
  • Map a clear direction through complex situations

After Graduation

What You'll Earn

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the 2020 median annual wage for registered nurses was $73,300. To learn more about salaries for nurses, visit http://www.bls.gov/.

Recent Graduates

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Our graduates truly unlock their passions - whether their dreams are to improve their own communities or making a difference on a global level. Here are a few very recent success stories:

  • Many graduates remain local and find fulfilling jobs at local hospitals such as Marion General Hospital.
  • Some go on to further their education; three recent graduates are pursuing a master's degree through the Nursing Residency at Vanderbilt University.
  • Two recent graduates are working in mission hospitals in Africa and Haiti.
  • One recent graduate is working in Oncology in a hospital in Cincinnati and is currently preparing for the Oncology nurse certification program.
  • Two are employed at U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego.

Outstanding Alumni

Here are just a few of our alumni who have made a significant impact in nursing, locally, nationally, and globally

  • Charissa Seitz BSN '07, ward nurse for Mercy Ships, based in Congo
  • Nikki Rodriguez-Borasz BSN '13, received the Cameo of Caring award from Wright State University's College of Nursing and Health
For more information about unlocking your own passions with a Nursing degree from IWU, contact our Admissions Office at 866-498-4968 or email admissions@indwes.edu.
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