Nursing

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from NU permits you to take the registered nurse national licensure examination and join the ranks of professional nurses who are truly making a difference. You also receive the benefit of attending a private, Catholic, liberal arts university that features personalized instruction, including clinical instruction in the major teaching hospitals and in a variety of community agencies.

Degrees Offered See the program-specific requirements. (PDF)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Newman University students in the classroom

Prominent Careers

In the 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report a call for a more highly educated nursing workforce was issued. A national goal of developing an 80% BSN educated workforce by the year 2020 was established. A sizeable body of evidence has linked baccalaureate prepared nurses to improved patient outcomes such as decrease in mortality and failure to rescue as well as having a positive impact on behavioral skills such as communication, critical thinking/problem solving, leadership and professional behavior. Within the IOM report nursing is featured as part of the front line in the future of healthcare and a leader of change. As you look at your educational options in nursing, position yourself to step into that future with a baccalaureate degree in nursing. This foundation will provide a stepping stone to career advancement, graduate education and advanced practice nursing.

The Nursing profession provides a wide range of diversity in terms of work settings. Nurses work in acute care and rehabilitation hospitals, community agencies and schools, research, clinics and physicians' offices. The Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing program at Newman provides the foundational stepping stone for graduate school. Many graduates further their education as Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners in the Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Practitoner, Nurse Anesthetist and Nurse Midwife roles. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, by the year 2020 there will be 400,000 fewer nurses available to provide care than will be needed.

Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook information for Registered Nurses.

Spring 2013 Newman nursing graduates have had a 100% percent employment within three months of graduation.

More Information

Learning occurs within the classrooms, skills laboratories, clinical settings and online. Students will participate in interactive and experiential learning designed to allow application of knowledge and skills to the practice of nursing.

Requirements

  • Admission to Newman University
  • Successful completion of 57-60 semester hours of designated college courses. No more than 6 general education hours may be remaining. A grade of C or better must be obtained in all courses.
  • Complete application packet
  • Interview with Admission and Progression Committee (Minimum GPA of 2.85 in prerequisite courses needed for interview)
  • After acceptance, students will need to complete a CPR Healthcare Provider Course, which includes Adult, Child and Infant CPR and Foreign Body Airway Obstruction, before starting the program.
  • The CPR course must be received in the year of admission to the program. Online courses will not be accepted
  • Successful Drug and Alcohol Screening prior to beginning the program.
  • All courses in the nursing curriculum must be taken at Newman University after admission to the program
  • Students are limited to 2 attempts at application/admission to nursing and may not apply a third time. 

Applications

Once you have met the above requirements you may apply to the nursing program. It is the student's responsibility to verify that all admission criteria have been met. Applications for Spring 2015 will be available September 8, 2014. Interviews will begin in October and continue until class selection is complete. All applicants are highly encouraged to complete the application process as soon as possible to be scheduled for an interview. Check with Tina Ast, the administrative assistant, to obtain application packets. The packet may be picked up in the Nursing Office, located in Eck Hall, Room 204. If you would like to have your packet mailed, please call 316-942-4291, ext 2134. For questions please contact Tina Ast. (astt@newmanu.edu ; 316-942 4291 Ext. 2134)

Classroom environment

Nursing students will enjoy the engaging interaction within the classrooms and labs. Our smaller class size easily allows interaction with faculty and peers as needed. Classroom presentations engage students in acquiring an understanding of nursing principles and may utilize group, case study, and critical thinking exercises.

Accreditation

The BSN program is approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington D.C., 20036-1120. Accreditation extends through 2019. Newman University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.