The Nursing major at Avila
Home to the oldest nursing undergraduate program in Kansas City, Avila has a proud history of producing highly sought nurses throughout the Midwest. A “Top 10 Nursing School in Missouri” as awarded by Nurses.org, the Avila curriculum prepares students for the future of nursing, emphasizing clinical reasoning, and practice in a variety of community-based clinical experiences.
Avila’s nursing students have a first-pass rate on the NCLEX-RN of 96.68% (average over the past three years).
Students receive hands-on nursing experience from the very first semester. Small class and clinical group sizes mean our graduates receive the attention they need when they need it. Our senior four-week internship with a nurse in the community prior to graduation ensures students begin their career on the right track.
Are you interested in nursing?
Be Prepared for Your Career
All Avila incoming first-year students are guaranteed access to an internship or research experience before graduation. Avila nursing students have completed hands-on learning experiences at:
- Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics
- The University of Kansas Medical Center
- St. Joseph Medical Center
Avila nursing graduates are pursuing careers in:
- Trauma nursing
- Pediatric nursing
- Surgical nursing
- Hospital administration
- Leadership roles at the American Nurses’ Association
Avila history graduates choose to work at:
- Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kanas City
- ARJ Infusion Services
- Advent Health Systems
Transferring to Avila?
We work with you to make the most of your transfer credits so you’re on track to graduate with a bachelor’s degree.
An Environment to Enhance your Education
Hooley-Bunschu Learning Commons
This is not your mother’s library. State-of-the-art study rooms, public computers, tutoring services, and access to 50,000 on-campus volumes, plus millions of database articles await you.
Guaranteed Internship Opportunities
All first-year undergraduate students are guaranteed an internship or research experience opportunity.
Close to Everything Kansas City
At Avila, you’re only 15 minutes away from world-class museums, historical landmarks, professional sports venues, and centers of culture, commerce, and industry.
Find Your Mentor
Avila’s faculty will challenge you, inspire you, and become more than just another teacher.
“My relationships I established with my professors and classmates meant they became more like family. Avila has given me a sense of home that has continued to resonate throughout the program and my career”Cheryl Moore, ’13, MSN