Update from the Chief Nurse Administrator

Published on Dec 07, 2016.
We celebrate the conclusion of another busy and successful semester as we take time to reflect on this truly happy and blessed Christmas season.

The semester has been busy; the start of the FN program has been exciting but terrifying all at the same time. We admitted 15 high caliber students for the first cohort and it has been a rich experience and learning curve for all of us concerned. I am grateful for Dr. Bethany Mello’s direction with this and we look forward to our first clinical course in spring. This brings me to new topic -  our nursing labs are busy! This is a wonderful problem to have but it is challenging to accommodate the needs and yes the desire of students to spend more time in simulation and practice. We were able to employ a fulltime lab instructor, Mrs. Maureen Tarrant. Maureen has a BSN in nursing a great clinical experience and she has taken the challenge of learning the ins’ and outs of our hi def simulators and our very complex inventory system. If you are ever on campus, please pop in and visit the labs; for most of you it will be somewhat different to what it may have been when you were here.

You may want to pray with us as we seek donor or grant money to allow us to replace two of the simulators (ours are old in technology age) which will facilitate the need for increased simulated clinical hours that we know improve nursing practice.

We value your partnership with us in journey of excellence in nursing education for Idaho and elsewhere. May you and yours experience a truly blessed and content Christmas.


About the Department

The Department of Nursing at Northwest Nazarene University provides undergraduate, degree completion and graduate programs related to the professional field of nursing. We are nationally accredited and offer programs that can meet the needs of students in a wide variety of settings.