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Division of Nursing and Health Science

Healing Hands

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

  • B.S.N. 
  • R.N.-B.S.N.


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

Pre-Professional Program Options


In the Classroom and in the Field
Hands-On Learning

Nursing Student Handbook 2016-2017

Practical Experience 

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.

Community Support

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.