Career and Graduate Success

Our graduates enjoy a 100% job placement rate in exciting careers in all aspects of healthcare across America including:

  • Critical care
  • Emergency rooms
  • Surgery
  • Labor and delivery
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • School nursing
  • Public health
  • Mental health

Many of our graduates have completed advanced degrees in nursing and several more are currently enrolled in graduate programs. We have graduates working as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (C.R.N.A), Nurse Practitioners (DNPs or ARNPs), nursing midwives, nurse educators (M.S., Ph.D. or Ed.D.), nursing forensics and healthcare administrators.

Below are a few success stories from Morningside College students.

Maddie Cannon, Senior

“I decided to leave home in Southern California and travel 1,300 miles to come to Morningside College. I was nervous but eager to leave home for the first time and come to a school where I knew I would excel. To this day, I’m so happy about my choice to come here to get my Bachelor of Science in Nursing where I’m learning something new everyday and I feel like I’m making a difference.”

Jamie VanderKooi, B.S.N, R.N., 2011 alumnus

Jamie VanderKooi knew she wanted to be a nurse ever since she visited relatives in the hospital as a young child. A few years later, Morningside helped her get the job she wanted at that very same hospital.

Today, Jamie works at UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's in Sioux City as a clinical nurse educator while pursuing a master’s degree with Morningside to become a nurse practitioner.

"The professors at Morningside push you to take advantage of every opportunity you're given; to be leaders in our profession and to get involved in activities to make a change for the better. They know that's how you're going to learn the best.”