Augustana College offers two smart paths for future nurses: the four-year Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in pre-nursing at Augustana, or the direct-entry 2+2 Bachelor of Science in nursing (B.S.N.) — a new partnership between Augustana and nearby Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences.
Both programs include a liberal arts foundation that provides excellent background for treating patients. Whatever nursing path you choose at Augustana, you will be prepared for the future of health care, not only for nursing practice right now.
As a graduate you'll have more knowledge of the whole person, plus sharper skills in communicating, thinking fast and solving problems. Seeing the bigger picture of health — not just using technical skills — leads to better patient outcomes and well-being.
A few recent graduates who have entered nursing:
Gwendolyn Flannery '23 is a student in the M.S.N. program at Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Autumn Anderson '20 is a student in the M.S.N. program at Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Taylor Drozdowski '20 (A.B.S.N., Loyola University-Chicago) works on the rehab floor at Navicent Health in Macon, Ga.
Emma Britta '18 (B.S.N., Trinity College) works in the University of Iowa Burn and Trauma Unit.
Ashton Hutcheson Burkart '18 (M.S.N. Marquette University) is a public health nurse at the VNA clinic in Aurora, Ill.
Kyle Holder '17 (M.S.N., Saint Louis University; R.N. Barnes-Jewish Hospital) is a family nurse practitioner at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital.
Christina Sauer '17 (B.S. Loyola) is a certified nursing assistant at Plymouth Place in La Grange Park, Ill.
Cori Duncan '16 (M.S.N. Saint Louis University) is an oncology-certified clinical nurse at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago.
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