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  • Today’s nurses serve on the frontlines of health care. They use the latest in technology and treatment to facilitate healing or provide comfort. As an Olivet student, you will learn to process the wealth of information and techniques available to expertly care for your patients.

  • At Olivet, you can:

    Take advantage of Olivet’s simulation lab, including wireless “smart” mannequins.

    • Gain invaluable experience preparing patient care plans before you graduate.
    • Learn to document patient care effectively
    • Become a confident interdisciplinary collaborator with other healthcare professionals.
    • Learn professional writing skills to help you succeed on the job.
    • Lay the educational groundwork for further professional development in graduate school.
    • Practice leadership by working with faculty and other students in the nursing program.
    • Learn the skill of reprioritizing patient care on a minute-by-minute basis.
    • Experience what it's like to work as a nurse during emergency room and hospital simulations. ("Disaster simulation gives nursing students excellent learning opportunity") 


    Students, employers and society can be confident that our Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and Illinois Department of Professional Regulation accredited program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce. Our coursework covers each essential of learning, as defined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

    Program goals

    The goals of the traditional nursing major are to prepare graduates to:

    1.  serve God and humanity in diverse roles and settings.
    2. integrate faith and life-long learning as they investigate concepts inherent in personal, professional, and spiritual growth, within the setting of a Christian liberal arts university.
    3. demonstrate the development of leadership skills and an understanding of the dynamic health care environment to stimulate constructive change.
    4. apply ethical, moral, spiritual, and professional concepts into their nursing practice.

     Putting knowledge to work

    Nursing Students in Action: Use your skills in patient care as you serve others in the local community and beyond. Practice your leadership skills by serving as an officer or representative. Seek service opportunities on mission trips and with local projects.
    Kappa Sigma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society: Get involved in peer mentoring by serving as a mentor and receiving mentoring from nurses working in their profession. 

    Consider a career in nursing if you:

    • enjoy math and science
    • are passionate about reading, processing and analyzing information
    • enjoy following a method or system
    • are able to think and react to situations quickly
    • have patience with and empathy for others

    Careers/career fields: U.S. military, occupational health, admissions nurse, charge nurse, emergency department, intensive care unit, nurse manager, staff nurse, behavioral health, radiation oncology, wound center, medication nurse, medical oncology, hospice, nurse administrator, clinical services consultant, physician resource nurse, clinical practice coordinator, home infusion, parish nurse, special procedures, nurse on the mission field, chief nurse executive, professor, practitioner, health care educator, surgical nurse, hospital staff, charge nurse at senior rehabilitation facility

    Areas of study

    Traditional Undergraduate
    Nursing Major, B.S.N.

    School of Graduate and Continuing Studies
    Nursing Major, R.N., B.S.N. 
    Nursing Major, M.S.N. degree 
    Nursing Major, MSN.F
    Nursing Major, FNP.C 
    Nursing Major, Accelerated B.S.N.