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Dr. Susan Larson, Dean, School of Nursing and Health Science, MidAmerica Nazarene University

Meet the Dean

Susan Larson, PhD, RN

Dr. Larson oversees the pre-licensure and post-licensure departments within MNU's School of Nursing and Health Science. Learn more about Dr. Larson.

 

 

92.9% NCLEX-RN pass rate for 2013 MNU Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates. 4th year in a row that MNU's pass rate has exceeded the national average. 5th year in a row to exceed the Kansas average.

 

We focus on inspiring servant leaders for the ministry of professional nursing through expert faculty and state-of-the-art labs. And are accredited through CCNE. Watch this video.

We focus on inspiring servant leaders for the ministry of professional nursing through expert faculty and state-of-the-art labs. And are accredited through CCNE. Watch this video.

Nursing Programs at MidAmerica Nazarene University | Traditional BSN (TBSN), Accelerated BSN (ABSN), RN-BSN, RN-MSN, MSN, Post-Graduate Nursing Certificates

MidAmerica Nazarene University is proud to offer you comprehensive Nursing education. You can learn as an undergraduate, a working professional, a graduate student or a post master’s student. Explore what each of these programs offer and how they differ from each other. This list of programs is explained in order of the lowest to highest academic level.

Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (TBSN)

For traditional undergraduate students, typically 18-22

This nursing program is designed for an undergraduate student—typically 18 years to 22 years—and for any community college transfer student who wants a traditional Bachelor’s undergraduate degree. Students complete an additional application process as well as the regular MNU application process. Successful graduates earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Explore our traditional undergraduate Nursing program page for complete details on this program or to request information about the TBSN program.

TBSN at a glance:

  • Undergraduate bachelor’s degree
  • Additional application process
  • Olathe campus only
Inquire about TBSN

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (ABSN)

For adult career changers and  LPNs/Paramedics

This non-traditional program is designed for a high-achieving adult who wants to change careers quickly or for LPNs and paramedics who want to enter the nursing profession. This intensive accelerated program is completed in one year. You will have greater success if you do not work while in this program. Community college transfer students can enroll in this program as well. Explore our Accelerated BSN program page for complete details on this program or to request information about the ABSN program.

ABSN at a glance:

  • Must have a BS or BA degree in non-nursing field or hold an LPN/paramedic license or have 90 hours college credit
  • Highly recommended you do not work while in the ABSN program
  • Olathe campus only
Inquire about ABSN

RN-BSN

For adult nurses ready for the next professional level

This accelerated degree completion program is for registered nurses who want to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing while working part or full time. Community college transfer students can enroll in this program as well, as long as they are a registered nurse. Explore our RN-BSN program page for complete details on this program or to request information about the RN-BSN program.

RN-BSN at a glance:

  • Can be completed in one year
  • Enroll full-time or part-time
  • Olathe, North Kansas City Hospital, Liberty or online options
  • Inquire about RN-BSN
Inquire about RN-BSN

RN-MSN

For adult students wanting to earn two degrees at once

This nursing program is for students who want BOTH a bachelors’ AND a masters’ degree in nursing. Typically for working adults or people who are completing a degree that they had previously started, community college transfer students can enroll in this program as well. This program will save you time and money if your goal is to achieve your Master of Science in Nursing. Explore our RN-MSN program page for complete details on this program or to request information about the RN-MSN program.

RN-MSN at a glance:

  • 26 months to earn two degrees—your BSN and your MSN
  • Save time and money
  • Olathe, North Kansas City Hospital, Liberty or online options
Inquire about RN-MSN

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

For licensed registered nurses

This graduate-level nursing program is for licensed registered nurses who already have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and who want an advanced nursing degree. There are four tracks in which you can tailor your studies: Healthcare Administration, Nursing Education, Public Health and Healthcare Quality. Explore our MSN program page for complete details on this program or to request information about the MSN program.

MSN at a glance:

  • Enroll full-time or part-time
  • Customize your area of study
  • Olathe campus or online options
Inquire about MSN

Nursing Certificates

For graduate-level professionals

These graduate-level nursing certificates allow you to broaden your nursing education while earning certification. There are four tracks in which you can tailor your studies: Nursing Education and Public Health are for MSN-educated individuals. Healthcare Administration and Healthcare Quality certificates are open to anyone holding an accredited master’s degree. Explore our Nursing Certificates program page for complete details on this program or to request information about the Nursing Certificates program.

Nursing Certificates at a glance:

  • Customize your area of study
  • Grow as a leader in the healthcare industry
  • Olathe campus or online options
Inquire about Nursing Certificates

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