About the Nursing Department

School of Health Sciences and Education: Nursing Department

The Department of Nursing at Truman prepares students to function as generalists in entry-level positions in all areas of nursing practice. While professional nursing standards are high, Truman’s are even higher with rigorous academics and faculty who have a deep passion for the field of nursing.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Truman State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). Truman’s nursing program is approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing (MSBN).

Nursing Degrees Offered

Nursing Mission Statement

The mission of the Truman State University Department of Nursing is to offer an exemplary community-based baccalaureate nursing education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences to support and prepare caring nurse scholars to practice in a diverse and rapidly changing health care environment.

Nursing Vision Statement

The vision of the Truman State University Department of Nursing is to be an exemplary baccalaureate nursing program in a public liberal arts and sciences environment.

Nursing Curriculum

The curriculum is designed to prepare beginning practitioners of professional nursing who will provide safe, effective nursing care to patients and clients of all ages in a variety of health care settings-hospital, home, community. It is characterized by a liberal education foundation at the lower level on which the upper division Nursing major is built. Lower division courses are foundational and are drawn from the sciences and humanities disciplines. The upper division courses provide knowledge of the theory and practice of Nursing. Concomitant to them are opportunities for courses which enhance the Nursing component, add depth and scope to the core curriculum, and/or promote a more cosmopolitan individual.

Preparing Future Nurses

The baccalaureate nursing graduate is prepared to function as a generalist in beginning positions in all areas of nursing practice including maternal, child, mental, adult, and community health nursing. The curriculum provides a foundation for graduate study in Nursing. Graduates who meet the requirements of section 355.066 of the State of Missouri Nursing Practice Act are eligible to apply for the registered nurse licensing examination.

For more information on Truman’s nursing program, explore the Nursing Major website.

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