School of Nursing

The School of Nursing at Olivet prepares undergraduate and graduate students to excel in nursing with competence and excellence from a Christian perspective. From entry to advanced practice, Olivet nurses serve in hospitals around the world in nearly every capacity.

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Online and On Campus

Olivet nursing students prepare for careers with an aim to serve God and humanity in diverse roles and settings.

Olivet graduates integrate faith and lifelong learning as they demonstrate the development of leadership skills and understanding of the dynamic healthcare environment.

In an effort to stimulate constructive change, students apply ethical, moral, spiritual and professional concepts into their daily nursing practice. Olivet graduates enrolled in the pre-licensure program consistently exceed the national average pass rate for the NCLEX-RN, the required licensing exam for registered nurses.

Accredited. The baccalaureate degree, master’s degree, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs in nursing at Olivet Nazarene University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

From the Associate Dean

“We want our nurses to be agents of change in their daily work– caring for their patients holistically.”

The mission of the School of Nursing is to provide a Christian education to young men and women for service to God and to humanity. Creating lifelong learners, and showing care to our students is how we model a lifelong career of care.

Students, employers and society can be confident that Olivet’s accredited nursing programs meet the quality standards of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation. Coursework also covers each essential of learning, as defined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

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Traditional, Online and Post-Graduate Programs

With the high-demand of skilled nurses and strong leadership in healthcare, an advanced degree or certificate is a key distinctive in the marketplace.

There is a significant demand for healthcare professionals, yielding numerous job opportunities and career stability in the healthcare sector. The field of nursing provides a profound sense of fulfillment by directly impacting individuals’ lives, allowing for a rewarding and meaningful career path.

An advanced nursing degree from Olivet equips individuals with versatile skills, fostering continuous personal and professional growth, thereby opening avenues for diverse specializations within the healthcare domain.

Our pre-licensure programs meet the educational requirements leading to professional licensure by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) through the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX).

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#1 RN-BSN Program in Illinois named Olivet Nazarene University the #1 Best Online RN-BSN program in Illinois in 2023.

Their criteria for this award was based on a methodology beginning with building a database of nursing programs for all degree levels and specializations across the entire U.S. Their website states, “For ambitious RNs looking to advance their careers, the RN to BSN program is an excellent choice. Building upon the RN’s prior knowledge and experience, an RN to BSN program can lead to more job prospects and higher pay. Online options are widely available to help busy nurses fit in their studies. Choosing the right online option, however, can be challenging. That’s why we have ranked the top online RN to BSN programs in Illinois.”

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Jump Start Your Future

Olivet has multiple degree options to help advance your nursing career. Our programs are affordable, convenient and flexible.

On-Campus BSN

RN-BSNMSN Degree Options

Committed to Excellence

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Recognized Excellence

Olivet Nazarene University’s School of Nursing continues its commitment to quality education and faculty. As the demand for nurses increases, Olivet graduates are entering the profession well-prepared for success.

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In-Touch Instruction

From the day they enroll in the program, each nursing major has a nursing faculty member as a one-on-one advisor. Olivet professors have a long track record of research, practical experience and mentoring students.

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Purposeful Application

Nursing students have many opportunities to practice their patient care and leadership skills in developing countries. Often they teach children and adults about personal hygiene and help parents learn how to treat illnesses and injuries in their families.

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On-Campus Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a highly respected degree with an ever-growing national demand.

If you feel a calling to the profession of nursing, Olivet’s traditional BSN program is designed for you. This program integrates nursing theory with skills required for nursing practice — providing a professional foundation. Through the BSN program, you will gain valuable patient care experience, critical decision-making skills, and confidence. This full-time, 4-year degree program combines in-person classroom learning with hands-on clinical practice. Students with enough transfer credits may also graduate in as little as 5 semesters.

Our pre-licensure programs meet the educational requirements leading to professional licensure by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) through the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX). As a nurse, you will make a difference in the lives of others. You will be challenged and satisfied, knowing nursing is more than just a profession — it’s a passion.

On-Campus BSN

It was encouraging to hear that I didn’t have to choose between a good education and one that would challenge me to grow spiritually.

By the Numbers

A Place You Belong

With accredited programs, award-winning academics, and a faculty touting degrees from a wide spectrum of world-class educational institutions, Olivet stands committed to integrating faith and learning.


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Meet Dr. Tiffany Greer

Dr. Greer is the Associate Dean of the School of Nursing. In her professional nursing career, Tiffany Greer worked as a telemetry staff nurse, an emergency room staff nurse, and a clinical nurse educator in emergency care. Today, she is the  associate dean of the School of Nursing, which provides undergraduate and graduate nursing programs at Olivet, while also maintaining her license as a registered nurse. She states, “Learning to be a Christian nurse and seeing every person through God’s eyes will offer a connection with all of humanity that few get to experience.”

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Doctor of Education: Ethical Leadership

Deciding to earn a doctoral degree is a decision to transform your life through academic pursuits, vocational development and spiritual maturation. The faculty and staff at Olivet are committed to your personal and career development as you strive to earn your doctorate.

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My professors modeled kindness, grace and encouragement for me in the midst of my life circumstances. That has a great impact on me now as a professional.

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