Nursing at St. Olaf
The Minnesota Intercollegiate Nursing Consortium (MINC), the nursing program at St. Olaf working in cooperation with that of Gustavus Adolphus College, offers students the opportunity to enjoy a St. Olaf education, earn a bachelor of arts degree with a major in Nursing, enroll in nursing courses with students from another college, enjoy courses taught by professors from two colleges, and have clinical learning experiences in a wide variety of local and Twin Cities medical and health care centers, long-term care facilities, community agencies, home health, and other facilities. By combining the values of the individual and a liberal arts background with the acquisition of professional knowledge and nursing skills, the program integrates development of the whole person, a commitment to lifelong learning, and service to others with a holistic approach to the practice of professional nursing.
What is nursing? Is it for you? Find out about your opportunities upon completion of a nursing major at St. Olaf.
Nursing faculty members are from both the St. Olaf and Gustavus Adolphus college faculties.
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Through gifts to the Department of Nursing and support from the College, Phase I of the Nursing Simulation Laboratory has been established bringing the latest in medical simulation and healthcare education to the campus learning environment. Simulation learning is being incorporated throughout the nursing curriculum. A human patient simulator, iStan, provides students the opportunity to conduct assessments, critically analyze data, and provide nursing care based on clinical judgments in a safe environment. iStan's state-of-the-art human physiology includes reactive eyes, voice, heart, lung and bowel sounds, vital signs including EKG and pulse oximetry, functional veins, arteries and urinary bladder, and male or female genitalia. Software allows faculty to create patient care scenarios that progress over time based on student's clinical decisions and actions.
In Phase II, the Department of Nursing plans to add infant, pediatric and obstetric simulators, videotaping/playback technology that records patient data simultaneously with clinical interventions, and other equipment to enhance student learning across the patient's lifespan in acute and home care settings. Gifts to support this initiative may be directed to Barry Carlson in the Development Office or Rita Glazebrook, Chair of the Nursing Department.
The Nursing Program at St. Olaf prepares you for a challenging health science career, a career in which you can grow personally and professionally to achieve your highest potential. If you are excited by this challenge and a future which will assure you personal and professional satisfaction as well as a variety of job opportunities, please contact Nursing Department Chair Rita Glazebrook at firstname.lastname@example.org