The Department of Nursing is committed to providing exceptional undergraduate and graduate nursing programs taught by professor-mentors in a dynamic learning community. Since launching our first nursing program in 2006, we have been a center of excellence in Christian nursing education that integrates our University values of truth, virtue and service. Vanguard Nursing Program alumni leave committed to compassionate, holistic patient care – mind, body and spirit.
The BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) Pre-Licensure program is for freshman and transfer students who need to complete prerequisite courses or may be ready to apply to the Nursing major but are not licensed nurses. Following completion of the bachelor's program, these students are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam to become licensed nurses.
This program is for licensed nurses or students currently enrolled in an ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) dual enrollment program at another institution who seek to complete a bachelor’s degree. Beginning fall 2019, this program will be offered in two formats: on campus or online.
This program is for registered nurses who do not have a bachelor's degree who seek to complete both bachelor's and master's degrees concurrently. Graduates may teach in academic nursing programs or assume positions in allied health programs as nurse educators in staff development or serve in roles related to population health education.
This program is for registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree who seek to complete a master’s degree.
Integration of Faith and Learning
The Department of Nursing facilitates an academic environment that promotes the integration of faith and learning in personal and professional life. The department’s rigorous curriculum across programs are designed to present course content from a Christian worldview. Personal faith and spiritual care in nursing are paramount in optimally caring for individuals and their families.
This faith perspective is role modeled by faculty in the classroom, simulation lab and clinical areas. Faculty endeavor to create sacred spaces that promote open, honest and scholarly discussion fostering integrity, moral courage, discovery and authenticity. The Nursing Department expects that all members of the department, faculty, staff and students demonstrate caring behaviors that promote a learning environment that acknowledges the inherent dignity of all persons.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing at Vanguard University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001,202-887-6791.