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Division of Nursing and Health Science
Department of Nursing
The mission of the Kansas Wesleyan University Department of Nursing Education is to offer a baccalaureate degree in Nursing, preparing students to become compassionate registered professional nurses by incorporating the areas of biopsychosocial, behavioral, and spiritual development into the delivery of nursing education. This educational and practical foundation in the classroom and in the field enables students to provide client-centered care, pursue graduate studies and continue lifelong learning.
Nursing Major Options
Department of Sport & Exercise Science
The Department of Sport and Exercise Science (SPES) provides a hands-on approach to prepare graduates for positions in professional and university athletic programs, community sports organizations, private and public fitness, recreation programs, as well as health and physical education.
Sport & Exercise Science Major Options
- Exercise Science - with concentration in: Fitness & Wellness, Personal Training
- Health and Physical Education (PreK-12)
- Sports Management
- Health Science
- Athletic Training*
*As of August 2014, the university has voluntarily withdrawn its Athletic Training program from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Please consider the Health Science Pre-Professional Program Options listed above.
Pre-Professional Program Options
Students gain hands-on experience in a wide variety of clinical practice sites, such as Salina Regional Health Center, Presbyterian Manor, medical offices, and throughout the school districts.
Scholarships and Employment
The Salina community and surrounding areas continue to benefit from an agreement between KWU and Salina Regional Health Center that was developed to expand opportunities for KWU student nurses by providing additional financial support for their education and then employ many of our graduates once they receive their Registered Nurse license.
Salina Regional Health Foundation has given its vote of confidence in the KWU Nursing degree by providing a $1,000,000 gift to the Kansas Wesleyan University Foundation to establish the Salina Regional Health Center Chair in Nursing Education.
Nursing Success Coordinator
As Kansas Wesleyan's Nursing Success Coordinator, Jerri Zweygardt, M.S.N., R.N., offers support to nursing faculty by providing the tools and techniques to enhance courses. She focuses on improving student success by working with the faculty to build an exceptional and exemplary nursing curriculum.