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The Division/Department of Nursing Education offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), upon successful completion of its four-year professional nursing program. The graduate of this program is eligible to take the licensure examination (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered nurse.
Registered Nurses can complete the BSN in the RN-BSN program. The BSN is considered the entry level for professional nursing and serves as a foundation for career development and for graduate education in nursing.
A Message from Dr. Debra Logan, Ph.D., R.N. - Salina Regional Health Center Chair of Nursing Education, Division of Nursing | Director, Department of Nursing
Thank you for your interest in the Nursing program at Kansas Wesleyan University. Since 1982, we have graduated quality nurses who are a vital part of the health care industry in the Salina, KS, region and beyond.
On May 15, 2015, our programmatic accreditation with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) expired. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has accepted our application, and a two-year self-study, part of the accreditation application process with CCNE, has begun. CCNE is a more suitable programmatic nursing accreditor for KWU because of our four-year baccalaureate Nursing degree, our R.N. to B.S.N. program and our vision to move toward online and master’s degrees. CCNE will visit February 1-3, 2016.
On June 17, 2015, the Kansas State Board of Nursing voted for conditional approval of Kansas Wesleyan University's Nursing program. This means that KWU continues to have an approved Nursing program in the state of Kansas. Follow-up reports from 2015 to 2017 will be required to reflect our progress in meeting the conditions. Nursing programs require ongoing monitoring to maintain regulatory approval and programmatic accreditation, and we are prepared to meet the expectations of these agencies going forward.
We are invested in the continued success of the Nursing program and its graduates. Salina Regional Health Center supports our Nursing program, and it has recently provided $1 million to endow the Chair of the Division of Nursing. This vote of confidence shows the strength of the program and the important role it plays in the health care industry in our region.
While this is a transition moment, it is one that provides opportunity for us to enhance our curriculum, enrich the student experience and set ourselves on a trajectory for innovative programmatic offerings that will allow us to maintain a quality program for years to come.
If you have questions, please feel free to reach out.
Debra Logan, Ph.D., R.N.
Salina Regional Health Center Chair/Director
KWU Division/Department of Nursing
The Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing at Kansas Wesleyan University is a new applicant pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791. New applicant status is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree is on conditional approval from the Kansas State Board of Nursing.
Kansas Board of Nursing
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson Street, Suite 1051
Topeka, KS 66612-1230
Phone: 785-296-4929 | Fax: 785-296-3929 | Website: www.ksbn.org