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ESU’s nursing program offers a four-year degree and hands-on clinical experiences

Emporia State University nursing

Emporia State University's Nursing program offers a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The nursing curriculum requires two years for completion once admitted into the major, totaling 120 credit hours. Students generally apply for admission to the program at the junior level. The program has education tracks for traditional students, licensed practical nurses, and registered nurse students. Graduates of the Nursing program are eligible to take the national licensure examination for registered nursing (NCLEX-RN).

To request information about the nursing program and/or to request an application for admission to the nursing program (applications available after January 1) please contact: Dr. Kari Hess, Acting Assistant Dean and Director of Nursing, 620-341-4440, Students interested in the ESU nursing program are encouraged to visit. To schedule a nursing visit, call the Nursing office at 620-341-4440.

Become a nurse

Learn about our Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

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Why nursing at ESU?

You won't just shadow nursing professionals, you'll get hands-on opportunities offered in clinical sites and patient simulation laboratories so you'll be prepared to jump right into your nursing career.

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Undergraduate admission applications

Apply and start on your path to becoming a nurse.

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Nursing Department Policies + Procedures

Find important information about admission and application procedures.

Policies + Procedures
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Licensure Disclosure

Review the professional nursing licensure disclosures.

Licensure Disclosure
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About Us

Learn about the Nursing program and access information about progress reports and clinical sites.

About Us
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Outcomes + Accreditation

Review the Department of Nursing's Outcomes and Accreditation.

Outcomes + Accreditation page

Community Support for Nursing at ESU

The Emporia State University Department of Nursing extends a special thank you to the Trusler Foundation and the Loretto A. Langley Trust for their generous support in funding our 5- year-old Pediatric simulator. The simulator provides hands-on, life-like experiences for the students to practice skills and work through simulated experiences. The simulator helps students build their knowledge and practice their skills in a safe environment before working with a live pediatric patient.