Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Indiana Wesleyan University

Disclosure:  This post was sponsored by Indiana Wesleyan University School of Nursing.  Program information was found on their internet website; opinions are personal.

IWU's campus in Marion, Indiana

My husband’s family lives in central Indiana, and during the time we met (my senior year of high school) we would travel back and forth to his parents’ house to visit.  During the car ride I would comment about the rolling hills and picturesque views of the state as a whole, but especially when we would pass through Marion Indiana.  Shortly after I graduated high school my husband asked me to marry him and move back to Indiana with him.  Eventually we found a place to live in Marion and while our stay there was brief, we loved it.  With the warm and inviting community, I contemplated finding a college to attend.  Before I could look further into possibly attending Indiana Wesleyan University, I found out I was pregnant and decided to move back home (Minneapolis) near my parents and away from Marion.
Later in life I have decided to go back to school now that my kids are older, and have decided on a nursing school in central Wisconsin.  When I think back to IWU, and what I liked most about the school is the fact that they’re a university built on faith.  Part of IWU’s mission statement says they are a “Christ-centered academic community committed to changing the world by developing students in character, scholarship and leadership.”  How awesome is that?  All of my life my faith and walk with God as a Christian has always been present.  Early in my school career, I didn’t put as much importance on my faith and finding a school that incorporates both learning and developing my Christian character.  Looking back now, I would definitely have given my younger self advice to check out IWU’s campus and program, while thinking they would lead my path in a positive direction.
Being a follower of Christ doesn’t just change your outlook of filling a void in your heart that only God can fill, but also instills great values that IWU also finds just as important.  For instance these values mirror each other in that they “challenge us to follow Christ compelling us to pursue a personal and professional lifestyle of Commitment, Leadership, Service, Stewardship, Innovation and Diversity.”
There are three different divisions with IWU School of Nursing which consist of the Divison of Pre-licensure Nurisng which helps prepare you before you’re ready to take the actual nursing coursework.  Then the Divison of Post-lilcensure Nursing includes completing the RNBSN program or obtaining a Parish Nursing Certificate.  Lastly the Division of Graduate Studies in Nursing allows the student to pursue advanced levels of nursing practice. 
If you’re interested in Indiana Wesleyan University School of Nursing please go to their website at 

The best thing you can do is ask questions and know your options and there’s nothing wrong in adding IWU’s website to your list of places to contact.


  1. I'm glad your faith has helped your journey of life.

  2. Thanks NPO, it truly has and I know that I wouldn't be who I am today without my personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I was destined for a life full of failure and death, but He saved me and defines who I am today.

  3. oh my gosh - I love this school and have been thinking about doing the master's program there (It is an online program)....
    We were there last spring when my daughter ran outdoor track nationals. It is such a beautiful campus. I love all of the old brick buildings and everyone was so nice there. So I checked out their website and saw the online program. I wouldn't even mind if I had to travel there once in awile to finish up some school work.
    What a coincidence that you wrote about it.

    The school I am in currently is also a Christian liberal arts school (Vanguard University of southern California). It costs a little more than the local state school but is so worth it for the people, the smaller classes, the Christian instructors and easier parking! HA!
    Wish Biola would start a master's program... it has a great undergrad program. My daughter went to school there and it is a great school too.