Nylen School of Nursing

 
 
 

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NURTURING CARE, BOUNDLESS COMPASSION

The Nylen School of Nursing provides you with undergraduate and graduate-level coursework accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing. This flexible, hands-on program unites theory and practice in the classroom, high-fidelity simulation center, and expansive clinical experiences. You will be provided with excellent preparation for the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX RN) and learning opportunities to become a caring nursing professional.

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EXPLORE OUR PROGRAMS

Undergraduate Nursing

One of the premier nursing schools in the Midwest, as a student you’ll be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to provide compassionate, high-quality nursing care, preparing you to become a future leader in healthcare.

Graduate Nursing

There are several different tracks you can pursue in our graduate nursing program, and they are designed with you in mind. Our classes are geared toward setting you up for a successful career in nursing.

RN-BSN

 A program designed for students who have completed an associate degree in nursing, giving you the ability to transfer up to 94 credits from accredited two-year colleges

DEPARTMENTS

The Department of Undergraduate Nursing includes all BSN programs.

Mary Kovarna – Department Head

Buhler Rohlfs Hall (BR) 314

712-274-5154

kovarna@morningside.edu

The Department of Graduate Nursing includes Nursing Certificate programs and all MSN and DNP programs.

Brenda Wimmer – Department Head

Lewis Hall (LH)

712-274-5265

wimmerb@morningside.edu

Stang Stories

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Sydney Marlow

Sydney Marlow

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Coaching

“Being at a place where everyone is so proud to wear Morningside maroon and be part of the community is really special.”

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Meet the Faculty

Amanda Haverhals

Amanda Haverhals

Associate Professor

Apart from the essential nursing skills and knowledge, I hope nursing students at Morningside embrace the broader mission and values that extend beyond the classroom. I hope to cultivate a life-long passion for the field of nursing as they will need to adapt to the ever-evolving demands of the profession.

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Sharlene Georgesen

Sharlene Georgesen

Professor

I love the students at Morningside, the opportunity to watch a student grow in their thinking skills, their ability to apply new knowledge to situations and build on what they already know. I like having the students in class early in their academic career as sophomores and then again as juniors and seniors.

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Mary Kovarna

Mary Kovarna

Professor

I love the enthusiasm for learning knowledge and skills shown by our nursing the students.

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Lori Doeschot

Lori Doeschot

Adjunct Faculty

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Lauri Sells

Lauri Sells

Associate Professor

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Kelli Flack

Assistant Professor

My journey as a nursing educator is driven by a profound passion for both healthcare and education. I am dedicated to shaping the next generation of nurses, instilling in them the knowledge, skills and values necessary to excel in this profession. Guiding the nursing students through their educational journey allows me to play a crucial role in building the foundation of their nursing careers.

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Angela Keller

Angela Keller

Clinical-Practicum Coordinator

It is a rewarding experience to see Morningside students grow and develop throughout their education experience. Morningside University provides students with a vast range of opportunities and educational experiences promoting self-discovery, personal growth, and allows all students an opportunity to explore their interests and passions.

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Kali Hill

Adjunct Faculty

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Kristin Samuelson

Kristin Samuelson

Administrative Assistant

The Morningside University community is like a big family. Everyone cares about each other and works toward the common goal of student success!

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Brittni VanderMolen

Adjunct Faculty

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Cynthia Duncan

Adjunct Faculty

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Jordan Kent

Adjunct Faculty

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Amanda Buse

Amanda Buse

Assistant Professor

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Brenda Wimmer

Brenda Wimmer

Assistant Professor

My hope is that Morningside students will develop a passion for creative, lifelong learning along with a sense of empowerment to improve the world wherever they are.

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Ciara O’Neill

Adjunct Faculty

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Dawn Bricker

Adjunct Faculty

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Emily Horrigan

Adjunct Faculty

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Georgianna Wolf

Georgianna Wolf

Administrative Assistant

I love seeing the students’ confidence and maturity grow while completing their plan of study. I believe Morningside provides a strong foundation and our students are ready for their next great challenge upon graduation and all the next steps as they move toward leadership roles.

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Jacklyn Barber

Jacklyn Barber

Dean of Nursing Education

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Kari Varner

Kari Varner

Associate Professor

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Kristy Carlisle

Adjunct Faculty

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Priscilla Agali

Adjunct Faculty

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Samantha Rozeboom

Samantha Rozeboom

Assistant Professor

The culture at Morningside is welcoming and has a sense of community. I feel respected and part of a team. My input is valued and I am able to learn from my colleagues as well as students, and I am pushed to be challenged.

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Shannon Stewart

Adjunct Faculty

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Tamara Jones

Adjunct Faculty

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Tana Kass

Adjunct Faculty

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