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John A. Ware School of Nursing

Go farther with a nursing degree from the University of La Verne.

We understand the critical role nurses play in optimal health and well-being and offer a differentiated approach to nursing education. If you are an RN wishing to advance your career with new knowledge and leadership skills, we offer a Post-Licensure RN-BSN degree with skills that help nurses go farther and make a greater impact.

Quality, Accessible Private Nursing Education

To facilitate a better educated workforce our BS degree completion program, provide additional education to license registered nurses (RNs). We provide a quality nursing education program easily accessible via our Blackboard LMS. Because we understand the needs of adult learners who value flexibility in nursing education, our 2025-2026 strategic plan includes goals to offer two additional undergraduate programs: Pre-licensure BSN  and an accelerated BSN (ABSN) hybrid.

Our Differentiation is Your Competitive Edge

We teach our nursing students person-centered nursing care:

  • A holistic nursing practice that considers the biological, emotional, and socio-economic factors of the person.
  • A philosophy of providing care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs, and values and ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions (IOM, 2005).
  • An individualized, goal-oriented, community-based health assessment and care plan of the person’s preferences.

These are highly marketable clinical practice skills that enables our BSN-prepared graduates to perform holistic nursing care with their culturally diverse patients and communities they serve.

Our Students are Well-Suited to Serve Diverse Populations

As a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) with a culturally diverse student population, our students and BSN graduates are prepared to provide culturally competent person-centered nursing care. Our faculty teach the impact of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), and vital role of nurses addressing SDOH in communities.

Program Degree Highlights

  • Flexible online courses: learn when, where, and how you want
  • Eight (8) core nursing courses, including a PHN 90-hour community-based practicum
  • Student-centric learning environments
  • Knowledgeable, caring and experienced advanced practice nursing faculty
  • Scholarly projects
  • Academic Advisors and Career Support Services
  • Financial aid / scholarship opportunities
  • Academic writing skills at the master’s level are essential for producing high-quality and original research papers.