Nylen School of Nursing


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Grad Nursing Class


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.


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.


 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


The Department of Undergraduate Nursing includes all BSN programs.

Mary Kovarna – Department Head

Buhler Rohlfs Hall (BR) 314



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

Brenda Wimmer – Department Head

Lewis Hall (LH)



Stang Stories

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Sydney Marlow

Sydney Marlow



“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


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


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

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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