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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Employment Projections 2010-2020, released in February 2012, the Registered Nursing workforce is the top occupation in terms of job growth through 2020. Opportunities for nurses grow every day and there are many areas of employment available, from maternal-child care to surgical nursing. Because of this, nursing is one of the most viable degree options for a student to pursue.


B.S. in:

  • Nursing
Featured Faculty
Dr. Carol Dorough

Dr. Carol Dorough, Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, has a B.S. in Nursing and a B.S. in Medical Technology from Southern Nazarene University, an M.S. in Nursing from the University of Texas, and a D.Ed. in Education with a concentration in Health Care Education. Over the years, Dr. Dorough has been an Administrator in the School of Nursing at Southern Nazarene University, an Instructor of Nursing at various universities, a nurse in ICU/CCU, home health, and long-term care, and a Medical Technologist in healthcare laboratories in Missouri and Oklahoma. Read More

Mrs. Esther Rudolph

Mrs. Esther Rudolph, Assistant Professor of Nursing, has a B.S. in Nursing from Oral Roberts University and a M.S. in Nursing from the University of Phoenix Online. She has been a professor of Nursing at MVNU since 2007 and an RN since 1996. Her nursing experience includes maternal-child, gynecology, nursing information, rehabilitation, and patient education. She is a member of the Geriatric Nursing Education Consortium and the Quality and Safety Education in Nursing Education Consortium Institute. Read More

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The MVNU Experience

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Mount Vernon Nazarene University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-7691.



Nursing students at MVNU participate in a wide range of clinical experiences intended to enhance critical thinking and develop competencies in the provision of patient care. Intense and fast-paced, this program is designed to provide the broad knowledge base necessary to create a workforce of professional nurses prepared to give high quality care to a variety of patient populations with diverse healthcare issues.

"We learn a different way of nursing: we learn to care for the physical aspects of a person, but we're also learning the holistic part of nursing."
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MVNU Grads Work Here
  • Arbor's at London
  • Children's Hospital University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Grant Medical Center
  • Knox Community Hospital
  • Licking Memorial Hospital
  • Miami Valley Hospital
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • Ohio Health/Riverside Hospital
  • St. Ann's Hospital
Exciting Careers
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Long-term Care Nursing
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Surgical Nursing
Interesting Courses I Can Take
  • Principles of Pharmacology
  • Evidence-based Nursing Care
  • Nursing Concepts in Community Health
  • Genomic Nursing