Dordt University

Training Christian Nurses

As a nursing major at Dordt, you will gain the technical skills required to be a nurse, and you will be prepared to enter the healthcare industry as a Christian.

You will get hands-on experience in providing treatments necessary for a patient’s improved or continued health. You will learn how to take care of others holistically during their time of need.

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Program Opportunities

The accredited bachelor of science in nursing (B.S.N.) at Dordt is a four-year program of study. As a nursing major, you'll also take Dordt's Core Program courses, which will help broaden your view of nursing.

Clinical experience will be in area hospitals and in the surrounding community.

Students will be eligible for NCLEX-RN state board licensure upon completion of the B.S.N.

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"My time at Dordt has made me a lot more confident and willing to speak up about issues that are important to me. I have gained a lot of practical knowledge about how to be a good nurse, but my experiences at Dordt go beyond just my nursing career. I have been equipped with a solid background of being able to engage with others who hold a different opinion than me while still listening, learning, and caring for them."

—Jo-Anna Vollink, nursing graduate
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Sample Courses

Health Promotion in Community

Emphasis on caring for the whole person in light of God’s command to care for his creation. Students integrate the concepts they're learning as part of health promotion in the community.

Pharmacology in Nursing Practice

This is part one of a course that focuses on foundational pharmacological concepts that include drug categories, pharmacokinetics, expected actions, and untoward outcomes.

Health Assessment

Students will develop skills related to comprehensive health assessment of the individual client which will be used as the basis for decision making and intervention. Theory and lab practice for assessing an individual.

A Top Midwest Regional University

Dordt University is ranked number eight on the “Regional Universities (Midwest)” ranking released by the 2023-24 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges and is the top-ranked school in Iowa in the category.

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About Dordt

Dordt offers more than 40 undergraduate degree programs, 12 pre-professional programs, an honor's program, and several off-campus study opportunities.

Outside of academics, you can also participate in optional campus ministry activities, including chapel, student-led praise and worship nights, small groups, and more.

We also have scholarship opportunities available for athletics, music, and theatre!

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“Throughout my last three years at Dordt, I have been challenged in ways I never thought I would be challenged—both academically and spiritually. By being challenged I have become an individual who is okay with not being the best, trusting that God will carry me through the challenges that I may face not only at school but also in life. I have always hated asking for help, but being here has allowed me to be okay with asking for help not only from God but also from the people around me.”

—Angelica Linabary, nursing graduate
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Nursing Education Center

Hands-On Learning

The Zylstra Nursing Education Center includes:

  • a large classroom
  • a skills lab
  • two simulation labs with control and debrief rooms
  • faculty offices
Simulation Labs

The simulation labs include two high-fidelity manikins that can breathe and blink.

The instructors control and talk through the manikin behind one-way glass in the control room.

Both manikins can emulate a variety of health situations that occur in real life, including a manikin that can give birth.

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Dordt, a Christian university in Sioux Center, Iowa, has been ranked a top college in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report and Wall Street Journal / Times Higher Education. Dordt draws students from all over the country and the world. Dordt’s top majors include education, business, engineering, agriculture, and nursing. As an institution of higher education committed to the Reformed Christian perspective, Dordt University equips students, alumni, and the broader community to work effectively toward Christ-centered renewal in all aspects of contemporary life.