Welcome

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Welcome to the Anderson University School of Nursing website.  Nursing is the nation’s largest healthcare profession with more than 2.9 million registered nurses practicing nationwide, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.  Additionally, many more nurses are needed in the future to meet the growing demand for nursing care. By 2020, more than 800,000 positions are expected to go unfilled nationwide, according to the National Center for Workforce Analysis.

Our graduates find positions locally, nationally, and internationally and are employed in hospitals, private practices, public health agencies, primary care clinics, home health care, outpatient centers, nursing homes, schools, mental health agencies, hospices, the military and many industries. Further, of our 2010-2011 graduating seniors, 100% successfully completed the NCLEX licensure examination on the first attempt. 

This is an exciting time at Anderson University School of Nursing.  Our faculty and staff work daily to provide students with a Christ-centered community of learning that prepares both the students in the Bachelor of Science (BSN) Pre-licensure Program, the RN-BSN Completion Program, and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs in an evidence-based approach to patient care.

The Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (pre-licensure) is the preferred first step in your career as a professional nurse who will be a skilled provider, designer, manager, and coordinator of patient care in a variety of practice settings. The RN-BSN Completion Program (post-licensure) provides graduates of associate degree or diploma programs in nursing with an opportunity to complete their BSN education.  The Master of Science in Nursing offers a unique graduate program, combining the skills of nursing with those of business and leading to two separate degrees, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). This three-year program is designed to meet the needs of working adults with most classes meeting one night per week.  Three new MSN program track opportunities are now available to students in nursing education, administration, and informatics.

Global education is also an important component of both the BSN and MSN programs, with a required intercultural experience integrated in the curriculums. Students have the opportunity to travel, at a reduced rate, to faraway places providing nursing care to the citizens of that community.

We are proud of our reputation for preparing well qualified professional nurses who are employed in a variety of practice settings.  It is my pleasure to assist you in your nursing educational journey. I encourage you to explore this Web site and our programs.

Dr. Karen Williams
DNP, MSN, APRN, ANP-C
Dean, School of Nursing
(765) 641-4385
kswilliams@anderson.edu