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Mission Statement:
The Arlene Gates Department of Nursing of Dakota Wesleyan University aspires to prepare students for a meaningful career in professional nursing in a liberal arts setting. The nursing faculty cultivates a challenging learning environment based on Christian values and acceptance of diversity. The Arlene Gates Department of Nursing fosters professional growth, leadership, lifelong learning, and commitment to service.

Why should you pursue a Bachelor’s
Degree in Nursing at Dakota Wesleyan University?

Committed and Caring Faculty
Nursing faculty members are committed to caring for and helping nursing students grow personally and professionally.

Multifaceted Education
Concepts of caring, spirituality, leadership and service are integrated throughout the levels of the nursing program.

State-of-the-art Facility
The Arlene Gates Department of Nursing is located within the Glenda K. Corrigan Health Sciences Center, an $11.5 million facility that opened in fall 2013. The nursing department features four simulation rooms that allow students to participate in realistic healthcare scenarios, as well as view, critique and learn from others' simulation experiences.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing-Mitchell
Dakota Wesleyan offers a Bachelor in Science degree in nursing on campus.

RN-BS Nursing Program
The RN-BS nursing program is a degree completion program that provides the opportunity for RN students to develop abilities and skills related to the roles of the baccalaureate nurse. The nursing component of the program is offered online, which accommodates the goal-directed adult learner.

Associate Degree (AS) LPN-RN Plan of Study, Sioux Falls Site
Courses are designed for LPN's to enhance knowledge of human health needs and nursing interventions while developing management of care skills needed by the registered nurse (RN) in the current health care setting.

Active Involvement in the Profession of Nursing
Nursing students and nursing faculty are actively involved in professional nursing organization activities at the local, state and national level. A Dakota Wesleyan University nursing student received the prestigious “Outstanding Nursing Student of South Dakota” at the annual state nursing student conventions in 2005, 2008, 2011, and 2012.


The 2015-16 academic catalog will reflect the changes made to the nursing program.

Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
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