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Nursing

Offered: On Campus Apply

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.

BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) Pre-Licensure

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.

RN to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)

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.

RN to MSN (Master of Science in Nursing) Nurse Educator*

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 baccalaureate or associate degree nursing or allied health programs or serve as a chief nurse officer.

*Beginning fall 2021 pending approval

More information Coming Soon

MSN (Master of Science in Nursing)

This program is for registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree who seek to complete a master’s degree.

ACCREDITATION

The Degreed nursing programs at Vanguard University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

 

Meet Our Faculty & Staff

Tara Amendola

Tara Amendola

Adjunct Instructor for the Pre-Licensure Program, RN, BSN, MSN, PHN
Ju-An Broyles

Ju-An Broyles

Adjunct Instructor for the MSN Program, DNP, RN, FNP
Marysol Cacciata

Marysol Cacciata

Adjunct Instructor for the MSN Program, PhD, RN, CCRN-K
Annette Callis

Annette Callis

Professor and MSN Program Coordinator, PhD, MSN, CNS, RN
Michelle Cavalieri

Michelle Cavalieri

Adjunct Instructor for the Pre-Licensure Program, MSN, RN
David Colachico

David Colachico

Adjunct Instructor for the MSN and RN to BSN Programs, Ph.D., RN
Amanda Firestone

Amanda Firestone

Adjunct Instructor for the MSN Program, MSN, RN, CNS
Lydia Kim

Lydia Kim

Clinical Placements Coordinator
Tracey Larsen

Tracey Larsen

Adjunct Instructor for the MSN Program, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Terri Quinones

Terri Quinones

MSN and RN to BSN Student Success Coordinator
Maria Ransil

Maria Ransil

Adjunct Instructor for the Pre-Licensure Program, MSN, RNC-MNN
Megan Schleh

Megan Schleh

Administrative Assistant
Geoffrey Schroder

Geoffrey Schroder

Adjunct Instructor for the MSN and RN to BSN Programs, Ed.D, RN
Belinda Stewart-Burger

Belinda Stewart-Burger

Adjunct Instructor for the RN to BSN and Pre-Licensure Programs, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN, CRRN
Elizabeth Styffe

Elizabeth Styffe

Associate Professor, Assistant Director, Pre-licensure Program, DNP MML MN PHN RN
Katherine Tong

Katherine Tong

Associate Professor, Chair Pre-licensure Program, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
Mary Wickman

Mary Wickman

Professor, Associate Dean of Nursing, and Master of Science in Nursing Program Chair, Ph.D., RN
Julia Wilson

Julia Wilson

Associate Professor of Nursing, Chair, RN to BSN Program, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

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