U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks Mennonite College of Nursing’s programs among the very best. In 2021, MCN’s online RN to BSN program was ranked 19th best in the nation.
Opening in 2024 and currently in the design phase, a new simulation lab will be built that integrates the current facility. This 20,000 square foot addition to our current lab will feature two floors of space for enhanced clinical training and student collaboration, faculty offices, a wet lab, and more. It will accommodate 400-500 additional students and house new equipment for clinical training and research.
Nurses have been moved to the forefront of our healthcare system, and nationwide shortages have created the need to educate more nurses. MCN recognizes the need to grow, and in 2021, the ISU Board of Trustees approved MCN’s strategic growth model aimed at adding 100 students to Mennonite’s enrollment each year, with the goal of reaching 1,200 students by June 2025. Despite this growth, MCN prides itself on embracing the rich traditions and quality nursing education for which it has become known over the past century. And that will not change.
Mennonite College of Nursing has faculty and staff fiercely dedicated to the success of its students. MCN prelicensure graduates consistently achieve a high NCLEX pass rate—about 95-96% year after year, beating the state and national averages, which were 82% in 2021.
MCN faculty are staunchly committed to the quality education of their nursing students, preparing exceptional nurses who provide compassionate care to their patients. Faculty are experienced nurses, leaders, researchers, and educators recognized at the college and university levels for their teaching expertise. Faculty provide strong, personalized support to their students and maintain a faculty-student ratio of 1:8 at clinical sites.
Nurse researchers from MCN are nationally and internationally recognized for their research and scholarship. Faculty partner with undergraduate and graduate students on evidence-based practice and research projects. Students and faculty publish together and present their work locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Among MCN’s outstanding researchers:
Mennonite College of Nursing is solidly committed to improving patient outcomes through education and innovation. Utilizing funding provided through state and federal grants, MCN achieves this through these programs: