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, 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.

Avila’s nursing program is ranked #3 in Missouri and #107 in the country by
Nursing students read in unison during the candlelight portion of their pinning ceremony
COMMUNITY OF CARING. The Avila nursing program is a tight-knit community. You’ll benefit from the unique and lasting bonds you’ll make with with your peers and your professors.
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Are you interested in nursing?
Student with stethoscope participated in nursing simulation

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 workstations, tutoring services, and access to 50,000 on-campus volumes, plus millions of database articles await you.

Classroom in the Learning Commons

Guaranteed Internship Opportunities

All first-year undergraduate students are guaranteed an internship or research experience opportunity.

Two students working closely at a computer

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.

Kansas City skyline with Union Station in the foreground

Find Your Mentor

Avila’s faculty will challenge you, inspire you, and become more than just another teacher.

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“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


Avila University School of Nursing, Borserine Center
11901 Wornall Road / Kansas City, MO 64145 / 816-501-8400

Debra Bortniker, Office Manager
P: 816-501-3671 / E: debra.bortniker

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