A huge part of a student’s success lies in the relationships you make with both your faculty and your peers. As you work your way through the nursing program, you’ll connect with peers who are going through the same process as you. With small class sizes – usually six to eight students in practicum and clinical courses, nine to 12 in lab courses, and 45 to 55 in lecture courses – you’ll become known on a first name basis. In addition to student groups and intimate class sizes, each cohort of students elects two representative Student Nurse Leaders. These leaders work to assist in planning, conducting, and evaluating parts of the School of Nursing including curriculum, the student handbook, available resources, and recognition celebrations.

To make further connections and enhance your resume with extracurricular activities, you can join student groups. Within the School of Nursing, we offer two student groups: the Student Nurses’ Association and the Nurses’ Bible Fellowship.

Success in Numbers

78.4%B.S.N. Students Graduated on Time  

96%NCLEX-R.N. First Time Pass Rate for B.S.N. Students  

100%B.S.N. Graduates Employed  

83%M.S.N. Students Graduated on Time  

6.2M.S.N. Graduates' average rating out of 7 for overall program effectiveness  

100%M.S.N. graduates are employed with 87.5% employed in their major area of study  

The statistics were gathered for the 2015 (M.S.N. program) and 2017 (B.S.N. program) calendar year. 


A Brighter Future for All

Family nurse practitioner program honors incoming students


Thirteen future nurse practitioners received the symbol of their career aspirations Monday, August 13, at Indiana University Kokomo’s white coat ceremony. Faculty presented each one the white coat that denotes their acceptance into the family nurse practitioner (F.N.P.) program, in a ceremony in Havens Auditorium.

Event Article

Senior finds niche in nursing externship


An externship at a top-rated hospital in the United States changed the trajectory of one Indiana University Kokomo student’s career — and led to her first job. Before participating in the Summer III Nursing Externship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, Caitlyn Perkins had never considered caring for heart and lung transplant patients. After her experience working alongside registered nurse clinical coaches, she knew it was where she wanted to begin her career, once she graduated in May 2018.

Externship Article

Students learn cultural sensitivity in South Korea


As a future nurse, Lynne Dang plans to ask her patients about any cultural expectations for their care, after viewing the South Korean healthcare system from the inside. “Now I’m more aware that not all cultures view health care the same way,” she said. “It will be helpful to ask questions if I have a patient from a different culture than mine, so I can give the best care possible.”

Cultural Sensitivity Article