Pre-Nursing Department

Nursing Student Lands Externship in Mayo Clinic's Cardiac Operating Room

A summer spent in the Mayo Clinic’s cardiac operating room helped Cami Roehrs prepare for a career in nursing. It also prepared her to celebrate life’s little things.

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NWU Senior Named March of Dimes "Student Nurse of the Year"

A Nebraska Wesleyan University senior has been recognized by the March of Dimes as a “Student Nurse of the Year.”  

Katie Noble of Grand Island was honored during the 14th Annual Nurse of the Year Awards on November 15 in Omaha.

“I am truly humbled and honored to receive the March of Dimes Student Nurse of the Year nomination and award,” said Noble. “Thank you NWU for your various opportunities and support.”

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Nursing Professor Honored with Emerging Leader Award

A Nebraska Wesleyan University nursing professor has been recognized for her leadership in the nursing profession.

Jamie Hilderbrand, assistant professor of nursing and program director for NWU's undergraduate BSN degree, has been recognized by the Nebraska Action Coalition - Future of Nursing as a "40 Under 40 Emerging Nurse Leader" honoree. She was presented her award during the NAC Leadership Conference on November 2nd.

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Nursing Students Travel to London to Compare Healthcare Systems

With the current state of our country’s healthcare system and it unknown changes, Nebraska Wesleyan University’s nursing professors looked to valuable teaching opportunities for their undergraduate and graduate nursing students.

“Our healthcare system is in a state of flux with many opinions as to how we should deliver care to all people in our country,” said Molly Fitzke, professor and director of NWU’s nursing programs.

Among the teaching moments was an opportunity to lead the program on its first study abroad trip to London.

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California Preceptorship Helps Student Blend Nursing, Faith

Sydney Wergin is an aspiring nurse.

She is also very passionate about her faith. Luckily for the junior from Aurora, Neb., Nebraska Wesleyan University helped her find an opportunity to merge both interests.

Wergin was selected for a five-week preceptorship in southern California this summer.

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Improving Patient Experiences: Nursing Students Learn About Cultural Challenges

Many of the students enrolled in Nursing 245 were familiar with the patient admission papers that ask for a patient’s religious preference.

For some patients, it’s an easy answer that will help doctors and nurses move forward with traditional care.

“But the checkbox on the admission papers doesn’t tell the whole story,” advised Dr. Derrick Anderson, a family practice doctor in Omaha who was one of four panelists who visited with the nursing class.

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