Student Spotlights

Keely Cardwell graduated from Graceland in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). After working as an RN for seven years, she is currently finishing a Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) at the University of Kansas. Horizons caught up with Keely to hear about her burgeoning career and Graceland memories.

Success: Chelsey Shinn

April 3, 2017

Two years ago, when Chelsey Shinn moved to the Kansas City area, she began looking into nursing schools in close proximity and particularly one that offered a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Being unfamiliar with the area, she started asking around. It was her sister-in-law who brought Graceland University to her attention, quickly stating some of her nursing friends had completed the nursing program and loved it.

Success: Lexi Kroesen

April 3, 2017

Lexi Kroesen is a current student enrolled in Graceland University’s School of Nursing and pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She came to Graceland from a tiny high school in Independence, Missouri, where she graduated with only 12 other students. In high school, she was very involved in sports, student council, community outreach, science club and the arts. Learning of Graceland through others who attended the university and making a couple visits to campus, Lexi knew Graceland was where she wanted to pursue her secondary education.

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – Dec. 15 – The Master of Science in Nursing degree with an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (MSN-AGACNP) concentration was recently introduced by the Graceland University School of Nursing.

Sarimar Gascot ’17 is prepared for the disaster.

Shawnna Jackson ’98, Tina Ross and Becky Captain of Graceland University were recently honored at the 2015 Nurse of the Year Awards by the Greater Kansas Chapter of March of Dimes. Nurses who demonstrate excellence and leadership in the field of nursing were recognized at a gala event on Friday, Nov. 13, at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel in Overland Park, Kansas, where patients, families and colleagues gather to honor the selflessness, dedication and passion of area nurses.

Graceland University Professor of Nursing Carol J. Green, PhD, CNS, RN, CNE authored the textbook Maternal Newborn Nursing Care Plans Third Edition, which has been published and is for sale by Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Graceland University’s master’s programs in education and nursing were ranked in the top 10 Best Online Programs in the country by the U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings edition of the Best Online Education Programs.

Graceland is very pleased to announce that the Online Graduate Education, Online Graduate Nursing, and Online Bachelor’s programs have received excellent rankings again this year by U.S. News and World Report for 2014.