A direct-entry nursing program in a liberal arts setting will give you many advantages, such as analytical and ethical decision-making skills
We emphasize mind, body and spirit, both in the classroom and in life, based upon our Nursing Hallmarks: Integrity, Compassion, Leadership, Scholarship, Excellence in Practice and Service to Others. Jewell's individualized learning experience prepares you with the critical thinking skills you need to be a successful nurse, in nearby Kansas City or beyond. This pre-licensure program prepares nurse generalists to enter the nursing field. What's more, you can enjoy all Jewell has to offer outside of nursing: excel as a student-athlete, join a fraternity or sorority, participate in choir or band, volunteer at an AIDS clinic in Kenya, organize a campus service project or attend free concerts through the Harriman-Jewell performing arts series.
A Distinctive Experience
You will begin clinicals the second semester of your sophomore year with a 6:1 student-faculty ratio and professors who are experienced practitioners. With over 650 hours of clinical and laboratory learning and a focus on the whole person, you will gain an advantage in understanding the complexities of your patients. With professors who emphasize excellent nursing skills, critical thinking and leadership, and a focus on accountability of the individual learner, Jewell graduates consistently score above the national pass rate on nursing licensing exams. We also offer a three-year degree program for those who want a quicker start on their careers.
Why choose nursing at Jewell?
- 85% employment rate prior to graduation
- 100% employment rate within 3 months of graduation
- 93% Accelerated Track first-time NCLEX pass rate in 2019
- 100% 4-year BSN first-time NCLEX pass rate in 2019
4 Nursing Tracks
We offer several ways for you to become a nurse: