Pre-Licensure Nursing Education

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The Department of Pre-Licensure Nursing Education houses the traditional nursing major. We focus on inspiring servant leaders for the ministry of professional nursing through expert faculty and state-of-the-art labs. 

The program blends cooperative education experiences with highly innovative curricula and faculty. The learning environment is student-centered and encourages students to actively pursue answers to relevant problems. Students are prepared to become effective professional practitioners, enter graduate school, and work in the nursing profession.

The traditional BSN Program (TBSN) is the university’s original offering of BSN education and is the track of study used by students wishing to achieve their degree in the four-year conventional university experience, as well as those who are transferring coursework from another collegiate setting. 

Liberal arts and prerequisite courses are taken during the first two years of the university experience, with the junior and senior years providing an emphasis in professional nursing education, including 2-3 days/week of clinical experiences in a variety of healthcare settings. In the traditional nursing program, an expedited and priority admissions process is available for academically high-achieving students.

Application to the nursing program is a separate admission process beyond applying to MNU.

  • Apply to MNU
  • Apply to Traditional or Accelerated Nursing Program

MNU also offers Degree-Completion, Graduate Degrees, and Certificates in this area.


Statement of Vision:

The vision of the School of Nursing is to offer premier nursing programs with a global impact.

Statement of Mission:

The mission of the School of Nursing is to educate and inspire servant leaders for ministry in professional nursing practice.

Statement of Purpose:

The purpose of the Christian education offered by the School of Nursing undergraduate nursing programs is to:

  1. prepare professional nurse generalists who are knowledgeable and skillful in the delivery of safe, competent, and creative nursing care;
  2. integrate personal, empiric, aesthetic, and ethical ways of knowing (Carper, 1978) as a basis for promoting optimal health;
  3. enhance spiritual sensitivity in personal growth and service to others;
  4. develop life-long learners who strive for personal and professional growth as individuals who are responsible and accountable members of their profession and society.


Nursing Simulation Lab and Virtual Patient Center from MidAmerica Nazarene University on Vimeo.

The mission of MidAmerica Nazarene University’s School of Nursing Virtual Patient Center is to create a safe, student-centered experiential learning environment that promotes respect, clinical judgment and critical thinking skills that align with best-practice guidelines.

The vision of MidAmerica Nazarene Universities’ Virtual Patient Center is to create a realistic, innovative healthcare environment where students engage in active learning, reflection, and personal growth to inspire and prepare professional nurses for optimal patient care. 

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