Reputation & Legacy
Our reputation and legacy for producing exceptional nursing graduates throughout the region is unparalleled. And a big reason for that is the emphasis we place on holistic care—health of the mind, body, and spirit—as well as our presence and work in enhancing lives in our local community through the application of our compassion and talents.
Service learning, hands-on experience, and expert faculty!
Using knowledge and skill to improve lives is at the very heart of nursing, and is what drives our students to dedicate so much of their time in service learning activities. Whether it’s providing care to those living with disabilities through Aspire, delivering essential services to those who need them at free community health fairs and clinics, or participating in volunteer programs at local hospitals, our students are passionate about improving lives.
Students in the Nursing Department enjoy a broad range of opportunities to apply what they learn in ways that strengthen and sharpen their hands-on nursing skills. Our programs make use of a simulated nursing lab, and students benefit from our close connections with large area hospitals such as Avera and Sanford. We are committed to getting students into hospitals and clinics very early in the program as a way to let them shadow, observe, intern, and gain the hands-on skills that will be essential to their success as nurses.
Unlike a majority of nursing programs, at Presentation College we don’t rely largely on adjunct faculty to lead our department and program. We are committed to providing full-time faculty who are experts in nursing and deliver knowledge and insights gained from their extensive work as nurses. In fact, 25 percent of our nursing faculty have earned their doctorates. And their strong connections with health care leaders and CEOs throughout the region provide a key benefit to students when it comes to finding clinical placement sites and job opportunities after they graduate.
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