Making the community a classroom
The community provides a training ground for patient interaction and care for all programs in the department. The nursing department has 175 community partnerships with area organizations that allow you to interact and participate in helping those with medical needs in southwest Missouri. As part of a nursing program you will discover the importance of community and your ability to help those around you.
A wide variety of partnerships are in place so that you can develop an understanding of different nursing specialties while gaining the experience you will need after graduation. You will benefit from the supervision of a preceptor in the community to assist you in your outreach experiences.
The nursing department is always developing new relationships with organizations. Some of our partnerships are listed below: