The new 2013 version of The Link, the School of Nursing & Nursing Alumni Newsletter, has been posted. View it here!
Whether you want to someday coach women through labor, assist in battlefield surgery, or advise community health initiatives—Ball State’s innovative, student-centered programs will outfit you with the education and clinical experience needed to excel in this flexible, diverse profession dedicated to alleviating suffering and advocating for health.
Various tracks reflect our commitment to providing you with an education that suits your lifestyle and professional goals:
Lectures, seminars, and Internet modules provide you with the fundamentals, while hands-on, engaging simulation and clinical experiences challenge you to apply classroom knowledge to real-world experiences. As you progress through the nursing curriculum, you will learn increasingly more complex skills, working with clients across the lifespan in acute, chronic, and rehabilitative states in a variety of settings.
Our bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, are constantly evolving to provide you with the latest theories and equipment in the ever-changing health care industry. Our renowned faculty and staff are committed to individual attention and one-on-one instruction, and our Simulation and Information Technology Center (SITC) allows you to practice advanced skills in a controlled environment. Incorporating mobile devices into our curriculum prepares you for the expanded role of technology in health care.
At Ball State, we value clinical study and research. You will learn and practice in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, extended care facilities, clinics, homes, and community health agencies, providing you with real-world experience. Collaborations among peers, faculty, and community partners are key to inclusive, immersive learning.
Our nursing students high pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) is a reflection of our comprehensive curriculum, varied clinical experiences, and student-centered focus. Graduates go on to enjoy success in a variety of settings, and employers note that Ball State graduates are among the most prepared.
We encourage you to deepen your educational experience through the Nursing Living-Learning Community, which matches you with fellow nursing students in select classes as well as in the residence hall. Living and working alongside your peers will help you form lasting professional partnerships, academic support, and a circle of friends. The community offers in-hall advising sessions, hosts speakers and panels, facilitates trips to hospitals and clinics, and connects you with the Ball State Student Nurses Association.
Although our research interests vary, we are a strong community of faculty, students, alumni, and friends who support each other in the classroom and in life after Ball State. Our active Facebook page connects prospective and current students as well as graduates. The Ball State Student Nurses Association Facebook page is another avenue for students to offer academic assistance and socialize.
The Beta Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing is another way to socialize and work with other nurses to enhance the profession.
Keep in Touch
We welcome our alumni, retirees, and friends to continue to build relationships with us. Our active Nursing Alumni Society fosters social and professional connections among our graduates. Alumni expertise and support provide students with the confidence and connections to succeed within our program and beyond.
Whether you share professional experiences with a class, establish a scholarship, or facilitate a partnership—our program is eager to connect you with students and faculty engaged in innovative research and study related to the field. Contact us to share your story and learn about program news and events.
Learn more about what sets our programs apart.
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