Students use evidence as the basis for nursing interventions. Students learn to read, analyze, and use evidence through on-going instruction study. Seniors and RN to BSN students present evidence-based nursing interventions in poster presentations that are viewed by audiences across the campus and in clinical practice areas. The university’s annual Scholarship Festival presents a showcase of the best work of students in nursing and all other majors. Students in the MSN program participate in research activities and prepare presentations that are focused on specific questions within their area of practice.

Hands-on Learning

Nursing majors have a chance to apply classroom techniques in real-world clinical environments through partnerships with Mercy Medical Center, UnityPoint St. Luke’s, the VA Medical Center and many local agencies in rehabilitation, home care, long-term care, school nursing, clinic nursing and many other agencies. Students provide direct patient care, patient education, family assessments and teaching and group-oriented projects. Whether in faculty-supervised clinical groups or independent clinical activities, students are guided, evaluated and supported in their professional skills development.