Welcome to Nursing
Thank you for your interest in nursing at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. We are excited about our nursing program and believe we are preparing nurses for a wonderful and challenging career. The opportunities available to nurses are growing daily. We look forward to meeting you to discuss this exciting and dynamic profession!
Educating nurse leaders in a Christ-like environment to meet the healthcare needs of the community through the ministry of nursing.
The Need for Nurses
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Employment Projections 2010-2020 released in February 2012, the Registered Nursing workforce is the top occupation in terms of job growth through 2020. It is expected that the number of employed nurses will grow from 2.74 million in 2010 to 3.45 million in 2020, an increase of 712,000 or 26%. The projections further explain the need for 495,500 replacements in the nursing workforce bringing the total number of job opening for nurses due to growth and replacements to 1.2 million by 2020.
Major: Bachelor of Science with a Nursing Major
The four-year nursing program includes one year of pre-nursing courses. Students should apply for admission to the nursing program during the spring of their pre-nursing year.
Welcome to Communication Sciences and Disorders
Thank you for your interest in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. This new program, launched during the 2015–16 academic year, prepares students for graduate study in speech-language pathology or audiology. Speech-Language Pathology ranks among the top 20 health care professions, with long-term projections of continued growth in job opportunities. Similar growth is projected in the field of Audiology.
Providing pre-professional education for speech-language pathologists and audiologists in a Christ-like environment to meet the communication needs of the community.
The Need for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the development of 3,800 new audiology positions and 28,900 new speech-language pathology positions from 2014–2024. This growth is spurred by the aging of the baby boom generation, and by increased awareness of speech and language development problems during early childhood.
Major: Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders
To enable our students to understand the professions more fully, and determine their commitment to pursuing graduate education in order to become a licensed professional, the MVNU 4-year program provides a unique opportunity for 3 semesters of supervised undergraduate clinical practicum with children and adults in the MVNU speech clinic and the greater Mount Vernon community.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Mount Vernon Nazarene University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-7691.