Department of Nursing

More than 1,000 students have graduated from William Jewell College Department of Nursing, and they work in key leadership positions in virtually every hospital in the Kansas City area, in addition to schools, physician practices and clinics.
More than 85 percent of Jewell nursing graduates find employment immediately after graduating because they have a broad understanding of nursing practices, as well as specific skills in their chosen field. Jewell’s reputation for well-rounded nursing graduates has remained strong since the program started in 1970.

The Department of Nursing received full accreditation from CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) for 10 years without recommendations (2009-2019).

Jewell nursing graduates also score consistently above the state and national pass rates on nursing licensing exams.

Number of Graduates & NCLEX Pass Rate %
Year Number of Graduates NCLEX Pass Rate %
2015 87 89.77%
2014 89 91.11%
2013 68 83.82%
2012 87 93.10%
2011 60 95.08%
2010 66 90.9%
2009 49 96%

Hallmark Student Outcomes
Outcomes for graduates who earn a BS in nursing are based on the following six hallmarks:

  • Integrity: Integrate personal integrity related concepts inherent to the role of the student and professional nurse through demonstration of honesty, accountability, responsibility and fidelity.
  • Compassion: Provide patient centered nursing care through therapeutic communication empathy and sensitivity with respect to privacy and confidentiality.
  • Scholarship: Collaboratively and independently participates in translation of current evidence to quality nursing care.
  • Leadership: Incorporates evidence based practice and provide safe, superior nursing care of varying developmental levels and cultures.
  • Excellence in Practice: Delivers evidence-based nursing of superior quality in varied health environments.
  • Service to Others: Practice health related activities that are inspired by Christian values through stewardship assessing the needs of others, and effective communication with a caring attitude.