Clinical Excellence and Leadership

A direct-entry nursing program in a liberal arts setting will give you many advantages in the healthcare field, including 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 provides an individualized learning experience that prepares you with the critical thinking skills you need to be a successful nurse. 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.

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.


  • 85% employment rate prior to graduation
  • 100% employment rate within 3 months of graduation
  • 93% Accelerated Track first-time NCLEX pass rate in 2019
  • 100% 4-year BSN first-time NCLEX pass rate in 2019


Choose Your Own Speed

There are multiple tracks for students to become a nurse. Choose from:

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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.

  • Jewell Nurses in Action

    When you graduate, you will join a network of Jewell nursing alumni across the globe with diverse careers and post-graduate experiences:

    • 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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  • Hallmark Student Outcomes

    Outcomes for 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.
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Clinical Affiliations

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

  • 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)

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  • 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

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  • Public Schools

    Lawson Public School District

    Liberty Public School District

    Park Hill School District

    Shawnee Mission School District

    Smithville School District

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  • County Health

    Jackson County Health Department

    Ray County Health Department

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  • Senior Care

    Brookdale Overland Park

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  • Mental Health

    St. Luke's North Hospital

    Truman Behavioral Health Center

    Two Rivers Psychiatric

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  • 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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