Nursing

If you like to help others, you’ll love Dordt’s nursing program. 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. Not only will you learn the technical skills required to be a nurse, but you will be prepared to enter the healthcare industry as a Christian. You will learn how to maneuver the unique challenges we face as followers of Christ in the current healthcare climate. Our nursing graduates have gone on to become nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, and midwives.

Program Options

At Dordt, you'll receive an education that prepares you for lifelong service. Graduates with bachelor's degrees in nursing have a broad base of education in areas such as sociology, psychology, natural science, and social science. The curriculum is comprised of

  • 48 credits of nursing courses
  • Over 700 hours of clinical experience, with additional time in lab and simulation
  • A foundation of liberal arts and sciences

A low instructor-to-student ratio gives a high-quality learning environment with opportunities for one-on-one instruction.

You will follow a curricular plan that will introduce you to nursing practice in the first year. In the second year, you will learn health and wellness concepts that may be applied to all patients and clients across the life span. In year three, you will learn about chronic diseases and disorders, as well as predictable health experiences such as pregnancy, labor, and delivery. In your fourth year, you will engage with patients who are experiencing acute, intensive illness and complex health situations. You will also work closely with the nursing faculty to prepare for your licensing exam.

Resources

  • Dordt's nursing building is equipped with a skills lab and classroom, a conference and gathering room, a student study room, and faculty offices.
  • Area hospitals, clinics, schools, and various community health organizations host students as they do their clinicals. Students are exposed to a broad venue of practice settings, work cultures, and diverse professionals in rural to urban, small to large, acute to chronic care facilities. 

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Dr. Deb Bomgaars

Dr. Deb Bomgaars
Professor of Nursing/Director of Nursing Program
Department Chair

NE 204
(712) 722-6689
Deb.Bomgaars@dordt.edu

Dr. Kate Vander Veen

Dr. Kate Vander Veen
Professor of Nursing

NE 202
(712) 722-6428
Kate.VanderVeen@dordt.edu

Melanie Wynja

Melanie Wynja
Instructor of Nursing

NE 201
(712) 722-6248
Melanie.Wynja@dordt.edu

Donna De Vries

Donna De Vries
Science and Technology Administrative Assistant

SB 1623
(712) 722-6293
Donna.DeVries@dordt.edu