Division of Nursing
Welcome to the McKendree University Division of Nursing. We are proud of our nursing
programs. We have locations throughout Illinois and Kentucky, as well as e-learning
course options. Graduates from the McKendree University nursing program excel in oral
and written communication skills, as well as gain an in-depth knowledge regarding
current nursing practice.
The Division of Nursing has three programs:
The BSN completion program builds on the Associate/Diploma education. The MSN program
has two tracks to choose from, a Nurse Educator track and a Nurse Manager/Administration
track. The Nurse Educator track is designed for nurses who desire to teach nurses
or patients within the clinical setting. The Nurse Management/Administration track
is designed for those nurses seeking a leadership position in the field of nursing.
Thank you for considering McKendree University to meet your educational needs.The nursing faculty follows the mission "to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop their nursing pracitce."
With this in mind, we constantly work to enhance our teaching techniques to meet your learning style, with the goal of providing you an excellent education and fostering your success. At McKendree University, you will find the faculty and staff ascribe to the importance of valuing you as a human being, extending personal touches to make your experience truly meaningful.
Dr. Kelli D. Whittington, RN, CNE
Chair, Division of Nursing
The baccalaureate and master's programs at McKendree University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu//ccne-accreditation).
Nursing Division Mission Statement
The mission of the Nursing Division is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to evolve their nursing practice. Students in the Nursing Division are prepared to apply the philosophies, theories, research and skills from the liberal arts, and the discipline of nursing to their own practice with a baccalaureate or masters degree. The nursing faculty at McKendree University believes several concepts are essential to the curriculum of the program. The concepts of individual, family and community health; education; nursing process; diversity; professional leadership and communication; ethics; and research-based practice are foundations of nursing higher education at McKendree University.
Nursing Division Philosophy