How We Stand Out
- Tight-Knit Community – With a low faculty to student ratio and a tight-knit community, students maintain a wide support base throughout their studies.
- Caring Faculty – Faculty in the nursing department don’t just know their students’ names; they share their lives and offer support not only in their academic studies, but also support their extra-curricular involvements throughout their time at HLGU.
- Qualified Faculty – Many faculty continue to work in the healthcare arena, bringing current, real-world experience to the classroom from a variety of specialties.
- Christian perspective – We not only bring a Christian moral and ethical framework to professional learning in the classroom, but we also seek to undergird our students through prayer and spiritual support while they study at HLGU.
- Accredited – Our program is fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
- Clinical Experience – Thanks to a clinical affiliations with Hannibal Regional Hospital and Blessing Hospital, our graduates enter the workforce with ample real-life clinical experience instead of hours spent only in simulation labs.
– Our nursing students continue to have a high pass-rate on the NCLEX-RN Exam(state boards):
- 2012 NCLEX-RN pass rate: 100%
- 2011 NCLEX-RN pass rate: 90.9%
- 2010 NCLEX-RN pass rate: 73.9%
- 2009 NCLEX-RN pass rate: 91.6%
- 2008 NCLEX-RN pass rate: 94.1%
- 2007 NCLEX-RN pass rate: 100% (the only associate degree program in the state of Missouri out of 37 whose graduates achieved a 100 % pass rate)
- 2006 NCLEX-RN pass rate: 100%
- 2005 NCLEX-RN pass rate: 100%
Opportunities for Students
- Student Nurses Association (SNA) – Members receive guidance and experience as they participate in a variety of activities throughout the year, including American Red Cross blood drives, the Teddy Bear Clinic, Gatekeepers, the annual HLGU Turkey Trek, and community projects.
- Community Involvement – Through both the SNA and other school venues, nursing students are actively involved in community volunteer projects.
- Missouri Nurses Association – Each year, students have the opportunity to attend nurse advocacy day at the state capitol, allowing them to see and experience the legislative side of the nursing profession.
Preparing Students for Future Success
- Worldwide Appeal – a nursing degree opens a door for job opportunities around the world. Most of our graduates work in hospital settings, clinics, long-term care facilities or schools.
- Balanced Education – Our nursing graduates have the professional knowledge and experience to succeed in the workforce, but also carry a foundation of compassion, integrity and Christian perspective.
- Continued Study – While our graduates can easily obtain jobs upon graduation, they are also well-prepared for continued academic study and the pursuit of advanced degrees.