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Luther’s nursing program takes pride in preparing graduates to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world. Its emphasis on a strong liberal arts foundation is a commitment to a way of learning that moves students beyond immediate interests and present knowledge into a larger world—an education that disciplines minds and develops whole persons equipped to understand and confront a changing society.  Building on the college’s mission and tradition, our distinctive program transforms students into nursing leaders who change the face of modern health care.

Luther nursing majors reflect diversity in post-graduate experiences. Luther graduates work in a variety of locations such as in small community hospitals, nursing homes, public health offices, large medical centers, community-based agencies, wellness centers, schools, industrial complexes, and military installations. Jobs available to recent graduates are typically at the entry level, but offer opportunities for advancement. Our graduates are successfully employed in numerous registered nurse positions including the following:

  • Staff nurse in various types of specialty areas such as in obstetrics, surgery, medicine, psychiatry, pediatrics
  • School Nurse
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Industrial Nurse
  • Army, Navy, Air Force Nurse

The baccalaureate program provides a strong foundation for graduate study leading to careers in clinical specialties, advanced practice, education, administration, consultation, and research. Upon completion of advanced nursing degrees, Luther nursing graduates are employed in a variety of positions including:

  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • College/University Professor
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Administrator
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Case Manager

Luther’s privileged relationship with the Mayo Clinic and its affiliates allows our nursing students to gain valuable professional experience as students. As graduates, enjoy employment with such organizations as:

  • the Mayo Clinic
  • the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Iowa City, IA)
  • Children’s Hospitals and Clinics (Twin Cities, MN)
  • University of Minnesota Hospital (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Mercy Medical Center (Des Moines, IA)