School of Nursing

The School of Nursing at Olivet prepares students to practice nursing with competence and excellence from a Christian perspective, from entry to advanced practice.

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.

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). 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.

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

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Learn why Olivet’s dedication to faith and integrity have earned its rank as Illinois's number one Christian university.


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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.

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.

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. Learn more >

Meet the Faculty

Dr. 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  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.”

Nursing Faculty

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nursing majors
year plan for completion of B.S.N. degree
job placement rate for alumni within six months of graduating
years of bedside experience within our faculty
Individual Courses

Gain knowledge while earning academic credit by taking individual online courses. Courses are offered throughout the year at the bachelor and master level. As a student enrolled in an individual course, you will receive the benefits from being an Olivet student.

Individual courses are offered to non-degree seeking students who have not been formally admitted to a program of study. Non-degree seeking students may take up to 9 credit hours in the form of a Certificate or degree program. There is no limit to the number of general education courses and electives they may take. To continue in a degree program, they will need to apply for full admission to the program.

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