The Methodist University Advantage
- We have outstanding faculty who are proven nurse educators
- We offer a low student-to-faculty
- We have a curriculum that includes NCLEX-RN predictive testing, as well as a face-to-face NCLEX
- You will have access to state-of-the-art MU General Simulation Hospital and exposure to inter-disciplinary group simulation experiences
- We offer diverse clinical education experiences
- You will have the opportunity to consider athletics, Greek life, international and national cultural experiences, and membership in professional student nursing clubs (MU Student Nursing Association, National Student Nurses’ Association, and Men in Nursing)
The MU General Simulation Hospital
The MU General Simulation Hospital is complete with an admitting/discharge area, pharmacy, triage, central distribution, two nurses stations, four critical care rooms, a pediatric ward, and a triage suite. Nursing students interact with life-sized, computerized “patients” – an infant, a six-year old child, an expectant mother, and three adults –to learn and advance skills in patient care. Each clinical simulation experience exposes students to situations they will encounter in actual practice.
Registered Nurses provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members. Career opportunities can be found in a wide variety of areas including hospitals, physician offices, home healthcare services, nursing homes, and dialysis centers. The median pay for a registered nurse is $68,450 per year or $32.91 per hour but earning potential varies based on the education, experience, and the working environment for the nurse (BLS.gov).
The BSN Advantage
Earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) immediately opens the gateway to an advanced degree in nursing such as a nurse practitioner (NP), nurse anesthetist (CRNA), nurse leader, or nurse educator. Merit-based salary increases, clinical ladder progression, and promotions in most hospitals rely on the completion of a BSN. In fact, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), American Nurses Association (ANA) and other leading nursing organizations recognize the BSN degree as the minimum educational requirement for professional nursing practice (aacn.nche.edu).