School of Nursing

Highest Ranked School in Kansas
America's Best Nursing Schools

NurseJournal.org has ranked Washburn University's School of Nursing the highest of all the nursing schools in Kansas! For more information, visit their site below.

America's Best Nursing Schools - Central Region

School of Nursing

Welcome prospective students, faculty, friends, and alumni to the Washburn University School of Nursing.  The School of Nursing offers exceptional undergraduate and graduate educational programs.  Our nurse graduates are making significant contributions in the delivery of health care to the people of Kansas and many other communities in the nation and the world.  You will be excited to know that the United States Department of Labor reports that the nursing profession is the number one profession for the next decade. Come explore more information about the School of Nursing, and learn what it takes to be a Washburn University Nurse.

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs


'Robust' nursing education system in Kansas

"Topeka’s two largest hospitals — Stormont Vail and University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus — have been able to avoid the staffing shortfall common in many states, in part because of the support provided by northeast Kansas colleges. Enrollment at Baker University’s and Washburn University’s nursing schools hasn’t dropped, and both programs work closely with area health care facilities to help ease students’ transition into the workforce." 

While working at Stormont Vail Hospital, nursing instructor, Susan Maendele, works with Washburn University nursing students.
(Chris Neal/The Captial Journal)

Read more in this article from the Topeka Capital Journal.


Contact Us
School of nursing contact information

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

For more information contact Louisa Schurig.

louisa.schurig@washburn.edu
RN to BSN Online Program

For more information contact Jeanne Catanzaro, EdD, RN.

jeanne.catanzaro@washburn.edu
Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Online

For more information contact Dr. Marian Jamison, PhD, MBA, RN.

marian.jamison@washburn.edu
Doctor of Nursing Practice Online

For more information, contact Alizabeth Ballard, Asst. Dir. Nursing Graduate Student Services.

alizabeth.ballard@washburn.edu
Post-Graduate Certificate - PMHNP Online

For more information, contact Alizabeth Ballard, Asst. Dir. Nursing Graduate Student Services.

alizabeth.ballard@washburn.edu