Division/Department of Nursing

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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.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree is approved by 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

A Message from Dr. Debra Logan, Ph.D., R.N. - Chair, Department of Nursing | Director 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 region and beyond.

On May 15, our programmatic accreditation with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) will expire. 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. 

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.
Chair/Director
Division of Nursing