It’s More Than a Job
What kinds of jobs and specialties await
you when you earn your nursing degree?
A degree in nursing will prepare you for a variety of professional career paths, such as:
Hospital registered nurse
Clinical research nurse
Public health nurse
Quality assurance or improvement coordinator
What’s the Difference at DWU?
- You’ll graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) and be better prepared to serve patients, enjoy more employment opportunities, career advancements, and higher pay.
- Find a job that matches your passion. DWU holds a 100% job placement rate for nursing graduates.
- Spend your class time learning in the Glenda K. Corrigan Health Sciences Center with four high-tech simulation labs.
- With DWU clinical partnerships, you’ll gain experience in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, community agencies and others.
- DWU nursing graduates have a high pass rate with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). After you graduate, you will be eligible and ready for the exam.
The Arlene Gates Department of Nursing at Dakota Wesleyan University prepares students for meaningful careers in professional nursing in a liberal arts setting. The baccalaureate program at Dakota Wesleyan University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. The nursing program has been granted full approval status for the B.S. and the LPN-B.S. programs by the South Dakota Board of Nursing, 4305 S. Louise Ave., Suite 201, Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3115, 605-362-2760.
NUR 320 Fundamental Nursing Concepts II
NUR 310 Fundamental Nursing Concepts I
NUR 218 Introduction to Professional Nursing Concepts
NUR 115 Basic Patient Care
NUR 110 Medical Terminology
NUR 450 Transition to Professional Practice
NUR 440 Nursing Concepts in Research
NUR 426 Nursing Concepts in Population Health
NUR 418 Concepts in Nursing Management
NUR 423 Complex Nursing Concepts
NUR 412 Lifespan Nursing Concepts II
NUR 411 Lifespan Nursing Concepts I
NUR 408 Advanced Nursing Concepts
NUR 342 Mental & Social Health Nursing Concepts
NUR 332 Nutrition Concepts in Health and Illness
NUR 326 Nursing Concepts in Pharmacology
NUR 321 Health Assessment Nursing Concepts
NUR 318 Concepts in Nursing Leadership
NUR 316 Nursing Concepts in Pathophysiology
Get to Know Your Professors
Our caring and compassionate faculty and staff will guide you through your education right up to the day you participate in your pinning ceremony, one of the most meaningful days to
a new nurse.
Angela Klumb, B.S.N., RN
Paige Gau, M.S.N., RN, CPN
Certifications: Certified Pediatric Nurse, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, APHON Chemotherapy and Biotherapy certification and Basic Life Support
Penny Tilton, DNP, M.S.N., RN
Sarah Raml, M.A., RN
Stacey Patzlaff, M.S.N., RN
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Gain clinical experience in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, and other community agencies. You may have the opportunity to work some clinical hours in a rural setting.
Avera Achieve Sponsorship Program
Through the Avera Achieve Sponsorship Program, you will have the opportunity to apply for a special scholarship and career placement opportunity.
Avera will support selected sophomore DWU nursing students with $20,000 in education funding for their junior and senior years as long as they successfully complete their studies and commit to working as nurses at Avera for three years following graduation.