Clinical Excellence and Leadership

A direct-entry nursing program in a liberal arts setting will give you many advantages, such as analytical and ethical decision-making skills

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We emphasize mind, body and spirit, both in the classroom and in life, based upon our Nursing Hallmarks: Integrity, Compassion, Leadership, Scholarship, Excellence in Practice and Service to Others. Jewell's individualized learning experience prepares you with the critical thinking skills you need to be a successful nurse, in nearby Kansas City or beyond. This pre-licensure program prepares nurse generalists to enter the nursing field. What's more, you can enjoy all Jewell has to offer outside of nursing: excel as a student-athlete, join a fraternity or sorority, participate in choir or band, volunteer at an AIDS clinic in Kenya, organize a campus service project or attend free concerts through the Harriman-Jewell performing arts series.

Nursing College Fair

Nursing College Fair registrationJoin us on campus to learn about Nursing programs available at Jewell as well as various institutions in the Kansas City area. Stop by from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sept. 8 to talk with our admission counselors and get all your questions answered face-to-face. We'd love to meet you! 



A Distinctive Experience

You will begin clinicals the second semester of your sophomore year with a 6:1 student-faculty ratio and professors who are experienced practitioners. With over 650 hours of clinical and laboratory learning and a focus on the whole person, you will gain an advantage in understanding the complexities of your patients. With professors who emphasize excellent nursing skills, critical thinking and leadership, and a focus on accountability of the individual learner, Jewell graduates consistently score above the national pass rate on nursing licensing exams. We also offer a three-year degree program for those who want a quicker start on their careers.

Why choose nursing at Jewell?

  • 85% employment rate prior to graduation
  • 100% employment rate within 3 months of graduation
  • Enjoy your learning environment on Jewell’s beautiful campus with state-of-the-art labs and simulation center.
  • Take the lead. Learn critical thinking and leadership skills that give you a competitive edge.
  • Grow your skills through comprehensive clinical experiences. Attend clinicals in the best hospitals and care facilities in the nearby Kansas City region.
  • Be on the path for NCLEX success. Our curriculum is designed to prepare you to pass NCLEX the first time you sit for nursing boards. The focus on critical thinking and clinical judgment in the classroom and clinicals works to prepare you for NCLEX style questions and safe nursing practice. During your senior year, you will take part in predictor exams, a content review program and an NCLEX live review. Our designated NCLEX Success Coordinator individually guides students to success. If you are actively engaged in the resources provided and the NCLEX coordinator’s instructions, you can be 100% successful!


4 Nursing Tracks

We offer several ways for you to become a nurse:

Proven Success

More than 1,500 students have graduated from Jewell Nursing since its founding in 1970, and they are sought after by employers because they have a broad understanding of nursing practices and specific skills in their chosen field. Jewell nurses also score consistently above the state and national pass rates on nursing licensing exams.

  • What you can do with a Jewell nursing degree

    When you graduate, you will be prepared to jump into diverse careers and post-graduate experiences. Jewell nursing alumni work across the globe in a wide variety of health care roles:

    • patient care in hospital settings including pediatrics, critical care, organ transplant, oncology, obstetrics, neurology, mental health, intensive care, emergency, cardiology, surgery, trauma, neonatal intensive care and telemetry
    • certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) in operating rooms and surgery centers
    • continued education including master’s degrees as clinical nurse specialist, nursing education, nurse midwifery, nurse practitioner and doctorate degrees including DNP and Ph.D. programs of nursing
    • Army Nurse Corps
    • clinic practices in specialties such as epidemiology, obstetrics, infertility, pediatrics and dermatology
    • hospice, home health, palliative care
    • nurse practitioner in trauma, pediatrics, family, mental health, women’s health
    • public and private schools
    • case manager
    • clinical nurse educator and college professor
    • community health organizations and departments
    • nonprofits and service agencies
    • entrepreneurial ventures including starting businesses such as nurse-run healthcare clinics and specialty nursing uniform shops
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  • Hallmarks and Mission of the Jewell Nursing Program

    Outcomes for Jewell graduates who earn a B.S. in nursing are based on the following six hallmarks:

    • Integrity: Exhibit personal integrity as a nurse through honesty, accountability, responsibility, fidelity and professional conduct.
    • Compassion: Exhibit compassionate care through therapeutic communication with sensitivity to privacy, confidentiality and diversity.
    • Scholarship: Exhibit critical thinking through evidence based practice and application nursing concepts.
    • Leadership: Exhibit effective leadership skills through appropriate decision making, collaboration and teamwork.
    • Excellence in Practice: Exhibit safe patient centered nursing care incorporating the process, standards of care and clinical judgment through the William Jewell College Nursing Hallmarks.
    • Service to Others: Exhibit service above expectation through stewardship of resources to meet the needs of others.

    Mission Statement: We educate future nurse professionals to apply critical thought and exemplify integrity, compassion, leadership, scholarship, service to others and excellence in practice.

    Philosophy: We equip our students with critical thinking to improve human lives and promote compassion and care within the community.

    Vision: We develop future nurse professionals to pursue meaningful lives by advocating for their communities.

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Clinical Affiliations

Our reputation for producing highly qualified nurses has helped us secure relationships with healthcare providers throughout the community.

  • Jewell's Health Care Provider Relationships

    Hospitals: Centerpoint Medical Center, Cameron Regional Medical Center, Cass Regional Medical Center, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Excelsior Springs Hospital, KC Veterans Administration, The University of Kansas Medical Center (KU Med), Liberty Hospital, Mosaic Life Care at St. Joseph – Medical Center, North Kansas City Hospital, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Research Medical Center, Score 1 for Health – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Shawnee Mission Medical Center, St. Luke’s Health System, St. Joseph Medical Center, Truman Medical Center (both Hospital Hill and Lakewood locations)

    Home Health: Excelsior Springs Home Health, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care, Liberty Home Health & Hospice, North Kansas City Home Health, Shawnee Mission Home Health, St. Luke's Home Health, Visiting Nurses Association

    Public Schools: Lawson, Liberty, Park Hill, Shawnee Mission, Smithville

    County Health: Jackson County Health Department, Ray County Health Department

    Senior Care: Brookdale Overland Park

    Mental Health: St. Luke's North Hospital, Truman Behavioral Health Center, Two Rivers Psychiatric, Community Health Agencies: City Union Mission, Della Lamb Community Services, Developing Potential, Ford Motor Company, KC Care Clinic, Mercy and Truth Medical Mission, Operation Breakthrough

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