School of Nursing

Nursing with a Christian Purpose

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N) is a highly respected degree with an ever-growing national demand. Olivet nursing students prepare for careers with an aim to: serve God and humanity in diverse roles and settings, integrate faith and lifelong learning as they investigate concepts inherent in personal, professional and spiritual growth, and demonstrate the development of leadership skills and understanding of the dynamic health care environment. In an effort to stimulate constructive change, students apply ethical, moral, spiritual and professional concepts into their daily nursing practice. Our BSN program meets the educational requirements leading to professional licensure by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) through the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX).

Students, employers and society can be confident that Olivet’s accredited nursing program meets the quality standards of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Coursework covers each essential of learning, as defined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Olivet graduates enrolled in the traditional program consistently exceed the national average pass rate for the NCLEX-RN, the licensing exam for registered nurses. 

In-Touch Instruction

Starting freshman year, students receive instruction directly from their professors, instead of just meeting a list of assignments and deadlines on their own. 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. They are ready to teach students what will help students succeed. And they’re equally eager to pray with students!

Recognized Excellence

Olivet Nazarene University’s Department 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.

School of Graduate and Continuing Studies

The master’s and non-traditional programs offered at the Olivet SGCS include accelerated programs that are fully online or in a hybrid format and are completed in less than two years. That, coupled with affordable tuition, provides value seldom equaled in today’s education market.

  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN or RN-MSN)
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Education or Leadership/Management
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Certification
  • Doctor of Education in Ethical Leadership

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Developing Communication Skills

At Olivet, nursing students learn to document patient care effectively. They become confident interdisciplinary collaborators with other healthcare professionals. They learn professional writing skills to help them succeed on the job. They practice leadership by working with faculty and other students in the nursing program.

Missions in Action

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, help parents learn how to treat illnesses and injuries in their families and share their faith in the process. They also learn how to adapt quickly to new situations and how to function with only the most basic equipment and supplies.

Missions in Action

By the Numbers
nursing majors
year plan for completion of B.S.N. degree
study abroad opportunities
student-to-faculty ratio
Meet the Faculty

Tiffany Greer

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 director of undergraduate and graduate nursing programs at Olivet. She maintains her license as a registered nurse.

Nursing Faculty

Careers in Nursing

Critical care nurse
Emergency department nurse
Home health care nurse
Labor and delivery/obstetrics nurse
Neuroscience nurse

Palliative care nurse
Pediatrics nurse
Staff nurse CICU
Surgical ICU nurse

Nursing with a Christian Purpose

The best way to see if Olivet is a good fit for you is to visit the campus. We offer unique, customized visit days every weekday, and special Purple & Gold days, too, where you can get up close at all things ONU.

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