Nursing

100% of Wesleyan’s BSN graduates received job offers by the time they took the NCLEX exam. The overall NCLEX passage rate for our students is exemplary.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Wesleyan College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Our exceptional nursing faculty prepares students to enter the workforce in a variety of healthcare settings. Specific coursework integrated throughout the curriculum prepares graduates for management and leadership roles in the field of nursing. Hallmarks of the Wesleyan program include evidence-based practice as the foundation for nursing interventions and care delivery with a focus on issues that impact nursing, health, and the global community.

Housed in the Munroe Science Center, Wesleyan’s nursing simulation lab is equipped with six human patient simulators; a state-of-the-art control room containing audio and video equipment capable of recording all student simulator experiences; a home health room; a pediatric intensive care unit; a medication dispensing system; and several other unique features.

Major: Nursing
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AMINATA ARIMAH

After graduation, Aminata ’17 plans to attend graduate school to become a licensed nurse practitioner and eventually open a free clinic in Dakar, Senegal. Ami hopes to educate people there about diabetes and hypertension. As a student at Wesleyan she participates in many events that promote good health in the community.

 

Guaranteed Acceptance Program (GAP) Your journey to becoming a nurse begins here.

Admission to nursing programs is highly competitive at all schools, but only exceptional high school students who are accepted to Wesleyan College can apply to our nursing Guaranteed Acceptance Program. A low student-to-faculty-ratio guarantees Wesleyan nursing students receive individualized attention. GAP students are advised by a faculty member from the Division of Nursing. This gives the student a mentor and helps her navigate the pre-nursing/general education curriculum so that she is on track for entrance to the Division of Nursing for the fall admission cycle.

Wesleyan’s state-of-the-art simulation lab enhances student learning in all areas of the profession. From day one, nursing students are introduced to clinical scenarios involving human patient simulators as a preparation for actual patient encounters. As clinical skills, competence, and classroom knowledge grow, the transition to varied healthcare settings and a nursing specialty begins.

Nursing students on their Senior Mission helping roll kids in wheelchairs

 

Outside The Classroom

A close and consistent connection between class content and hands-on clinical experience is an integral component of the Wesleyan BSN program. Educational classes, personal skill development, and the provision of community screenings serve to integrate the role of professional nurse with self-awareness and a commitment to lifelong learning. An international medical mission experience that highlights a global community perspective is available the senior year. Clinical venues that focus on maintaining wellness in the community, delivering acute care in the hospital setting, and exposure to a variety of specialty nursing experiences create an employable nurse.

 

 

Wesleyan Women In Nursing Careers

Alumnae Wanda Bond smiles for the camera outside.

WANDA BOND ’16

Wanda worked at Navicent Health while she was a BSN student at Wesleyan. Today she serves as a nurse at Navicent assisting with labor and cesarean deliveries in the maternity ward. Her goals include earning a master’s degree to become a nurse practitioner.

Alumnae Alicen Hilton as a student in the Munroe Science Center Nursing Lab

ALICEN CROSS HILTON ’15

Alicen had the highest HESI exam score in her class, which earned her Wesleyan’s first Thomas C. Burke Nursing Scholarship. Graduating near the top of her class, Alicen accepted a position at Navicent Health in Macon, where she had been serving as a nurse extern.

Alumnae Taneka Harvey stands outside of Wesleyan's Munroe Science Center

TANEKA HARVEY ’16


Taneka worked in the ICU at Navicent Health while she was earning her BSN at Wesleyan. Today she serves as a critical care nurse in the Surgical ICU at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Taneka’s goal is to become a certified registered nurse anesthetist.

 

Wesleyan BSN graduates have the highly sought after skills required of a professional nurse:

the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate to improve patient outcomes; to deliver high quality, safe patient care; to maintain professional relationships; to engage in health care policy, finance, and regulatory environment maintenance; to apply information technology; and to think critically. Graduates can function in a variety of settings such as in-patient hospital, home health, public health, school health, long-term care facility, out-patient clinic, and specialty care.

 

ADVANCED NURSING EDUCATION LEAD TO CAREERS LIKE:

NURSE PRACTITIONER

NPs see patients just like doctors do. They perform physical examinations, take medical histories, prescribe medications, order tests, and perform minor procedures.

NURSE MIDWIFE

Works closely with pregnant women, assists in births, and provides health care to women and infants post-pregnancy.

NURSE ANESTHETIST

A licensed professional nurse who provides the same anesthesia services as an anesthesiologist - one of the best paid positions in the nursing profession.

TECHNOLOGY EXPERT

Typically focus on a specific computer network, database, or systems administration function.

Faculty member Carla Adams stands outside of the Munroe Science Center door
Carla Adams
Assistant Professor of Nursing (478) 757-2836
Faculty member Deonna Tanner smiles for the camera.
Deonna Tanner
Associate Professor of Nursing (478) 757-5168
Holly Hollis
Assistant Professor of Nursing (478) 757-2067 Profile
Professor Marsha Roberts stands outside Munroe Science Center
Marsha Ward Roberts
Assistant Professor of Nursing (478) 757-2813
Sirena Sawyer Fritz
Director & Assistant Professor of Nursing (478) 757-2064 Profile
Faculty member Teresa Kochera stands in Nursing lab and smiles for the camera.
Teresa Kochera
Associate Professor of Nursing (478) 757-2057

92%

NCLEX passage rate for first cohort in 2015 – national average 87%

30

Number of majors we offer including the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees

100%

of 2015 BSN graduates had offers for nursing employment by graduation.

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