Student Opportunities and Services
Training outside of the classroom
Experiences that span outside the classroom and beyond are available to you during your time in the nursing department. Each opportunity was created to supplement the course work and emphasizes a combination of community and acute training. Many of the opportunities listed below are incorporated into nursing course work.
Gain information about future careers while you learn community care skills and help organizations around the area. Community partnerships have been made with organizations that serve almost every age and need allowing you to interact with every type of patient.
Living and learning communities
Find support by living with other College of Health and Human Services majors in a residence hall on campus. In a living and learning community you are able to study together, meet new individuals and take advantage of professional development events.
Participate in activities that have you interacting with your classmates outside of the classroom and in the community that include offering support at health fairs, wellness events and adopting organization. Involvement in student organizations can increase the number of professional relationships you make in the program.
Each year the nursing department takes a study away trip to Ecuador. Students provide medical services to individuals who are in need while experience life and health care in another country. You will receive course credit for this trip by enrolling in NUR 503 transcultural health care.
Nurse for a day
Teach a future nursing student from a high school in the southwest Missouri region about the department and University life. Future nursing students will tour the nursing department facilities including simulation laboratories, eat in a dining hall on campus, visit the residence halls and learn about the opportunities available to them as a nursing student.