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Division of Nursing Education and Health Science
The mission of the Division of Nursing Education and Health Sciences, which includes the Department of Nursing Education and the Department of Sports and Exercise Science, is to offer baccalaureate degrees in their disciplines. The Division seeks to develop professionals who are prepared to serve the diverse global community to support health, wellness, and fitness while growing professionally and engaging in life-long learning.
The baccalaureate degree program with a major in nursing at Kansas Wesleyan University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
Department of Nursing
The Department of Nursing Education offers a Bachelor of Science with a major in nursing degree 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 B.S. major in nursing in the R.N. to B.S. program. The Bachelor of Science with a major in nursing degree is considered the entry level for professional nursing and serves as a foundation for career development and for graduate education in nursing.
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 a concentration in: Fitness & Wellness, Personal Training
- Health and Physical Education (PreK-12)
- Sports Management
- Health Science (Pre-Professional Program Options include: Pre-Athletic Training and Pre-Physical Therapy)
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.