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Department of Nursing

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

Emporia State University department of nursing

Emporia State University Department of Nursing 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 ESU Department of Nursing 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. Mary Mitsui, Chair and Professor, 620-341-4440, Students interested in the ESU nursing program are encouraged to visit the nursing department. To schedule a nursing visit, call the ESU Department of Nursing office at 620-341-4440.

Become a nurse

Learn about our Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Advance your career

Learn more about our online MS in Nursing.

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Why nursing at ESU?

Smaller classes taught by caring faculty, scholarships and financial aid opportunities available, clinical experiences emphasized, conveniently located close to computer labs, nursing library, and clinical sites, and opportunity to gain clinical experience offered in clinical sites and patient simulation laboratories.

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Undergraduate admission applications

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Graduate admission application

Apply to advance your degree as a graduate student.

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Nursing Department Policies + Procedures

Find important information about admission and application procedures.

Policies + Procedures
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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.

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Professional Nursing Licensure Disclosure

Review the Department of Nursing's Professional Licensure Disclosure.

Professional Nursing Licensure Disclosure


The Emporia State University Department of Nursing wishes to announce that it will host a site visit for initial accreditation of its masters nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

You are invited to meet with the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 2PM on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 in room 107 of Cora Miller Hall located at 1127 Chestnut Street, Emporia, Kansas.

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:
Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3390 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
or email
All written comments should be received by ACEN by September 13, 2022.