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Serving in the Community
Collaborate with local agencies as you practice your calling as a nurse. You’ll serve all age groups while working with regional churches, human services organizations, and community clinics.
What You’ll Learn
Your first year at Luther provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences. You will be assigned a faculty advisor to guide you through the curriculum.
Your nursing courses will emphasize health assessment and fundamental skills throughout the life span. You’ll study in a variety of settings, including hospitals and our on-campus clinical lab rooms. These learning experiences will help you develop communication and interpersonal skills.
As a third-year student, you will experience a concentrated study of nursing concepts by caring for children and adults with physical and emotional problems. The sites for this clinical experience are Rochester Methodist Hospital and Saint Marys Hospital, affiliates of the Mayo Clinic; the Federal Medical Center; and a variety of community-based healthcare agencies in Rochester, Minn.
Your senior year will provide final preparations for entry into professional nursing. Your courses focus on promoting health and preventing illness in childbearing families and in community groups. You will further develop leadership management and research skills through selected areas of nursing. You will once again experience on-campus clinics in a simulation-based course and have a preceptored internship experience in local clinics and hospitals.
Careers and Outcomes
As a graduate of Luther’s nursing program, you will be ready to work in a variety of healthcare settings. On average, 95% of our students find jobs within one year of graduation. In 2022, Luther nursing graduates achieved a 95% pass rate on the nursing licensing exam (NCLEX-RN).
- Staff nurse in various types of specialty areas such as obstetrics, surgery, medicine, psychiatry, pediatrics
- School nurse
- Public health nurse
- Industrial nurse
- Army, Navy, Air Force nurse
- Mayo Clinic
- 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)
Your degree also provides a strong foundation for advanced nursing degrees. Those careers include:
- Nurse anesthetist
- Pediatric nurse practitioner
- College/university professor
- Family nurse practitioner
- Nurse administrator
- Psychiatric nurse practitioner
- Case manager
Support for Luther Nurses
The Luther Student Nurses Association supports nursing students through fellowship and fun. It will help you navigate the nursing major while making friends in the process. They’re here to support you!
Nursing Simulation Center
The Nursing Simulation Center (NSC) offers a highly contextualized, complex, ever-changing environment that closely mimics what nurses encounter in real life. It includes simulation manikins that emulate human patients (they even respond verbally!) in a realistic setup that includes three distinct patient rooms to approximate part of a hospital or care floor. Audio-visual equipment records simulations and allows faculty and students to highlight things that went well or find opportunities to improve.
Direct Entry Program for High School Students
High achieving high school students have the opportunity to be directly admitted into the Luther College Nursing major as first-year students.
- Students must achieve a minimum of a 3.3 high school GPA to be eligible.
- Once students have deposited and enrolled in Luther College, all students will need to meet specific criteria during their tenure at Luther College.
- The first 25 students who’ve been accepted into the Direct Nursing program and pay their enrollment deposit will receive an additional $1,000 scholarship (for the first year only) as part of Luther’s endowed Cross Scholarship Award program.
No deficiencies in the minimum high school course requirements of:
- Four years of English
- Three years of mathematics
- Three years of social science
- Two years of natural science (including one year of laboratory science)