Available as a major (B.S.N. degree)
Professional nursing standards are high, and Olivet’s standards are even higher. We hold you to those standards to make sure you become the best nursing professional you can be.
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. You are important enough for our nursing faculty to give you their attention. If you are falling short of your goal, they will be the first ones to tell and help you. Honoring your capabilities, requirements for this profession and the Lord — that’s the balance we strive to keep every day.You are our hope for the future of nursing and healthcare.At Olivet, you can:
Putting knowledge to workNursing 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.CareersYou might be interested in a career in nursing if you:
Possible careers include: Nurse in U.S. military, occupational health nurse, admissions nurse, charge nurse, emergency department nurse, intensive care unit nurse, nurse manager, staff nurse, behavioral health nurse, radiation oncology nurse, wound center nurse, medication nurse, medical oncology nurse, hospice nurse, nurse administrator, clinical services consultant, physician resource nurse, clinical practice coordinator, home infusion nurse, parish nurse, special procedures nurseDepartment missionThe mission of the Department of Nursing is to provide Christian nursing education designed to prepare each graduate for a life of service to God and humanity. In this endeavor, students integrate faith and learning as they investigate concepts inherent in personal, professional, and spiritual growth through life-long learning and leadership.Program goalsGraduates are prepared to enter the profession of nursing as contributing members of the discipline, to promote, maintain, and restore the health of clients in a variety of settings.The goals of the traditional nursing major are to prepare graduates to:
Expected outcomes of the graduate
Nursing is part of the Department of Nursing within the School of Professional Studies.
In Gallup Inc.'s annual "Honesty and Ethics" survey, nurses have been voted the most trusted profession every year since 2002.