Apr 21, 2024  

Saint Luke’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Undergraduate Programs

 Dean   Kris Vacek, OTD
Associate Dean of Nursing & Chief Academic Administrator   Kristina Henry, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CNE
 Associate Dean of Health Sciences   Mylene Schriner, PhD
Director of Advising, School of Health Sciences   Terry Forge, BPS
Pre-Nursing Advisor   Mikki Moul, MS
Nursing BSN Advisor   Yvette Sweeny, MS
RN-BSN and MSN Advisor   Jordan McKinney
 Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders   Pamela Hart, PhD
Department of Exercise Science Chair   Kelly Meiners, PhD
Department of Exercise Science Discipline Coordinator   Nicole Moodie, PhD
Department of Health Science Chair   Lynne Clarke, OTD
Department of Health Science Discipline Coordinator   Liz Zayat, MS
Department of Medical Assisting   Donna Gardner, MPA
Director, Nursing-BSN   Caroline Olawaiye, DNP, RN, CRRN
Director, Nursing-RN to BSN   Melissa Lawson, MSN, RN
Director, Nursing-MSN   Barbara Ludwig, EdD, MSN, RN
Director, Accelerated Nursing-ABSN   Lindsey Carlson, MSN, FNP, RN

As a learner-centered, service and community-minded College, we develop reflective leaders in nursing and health sciences who are ethical, inclusive, and compassionate professionals.

Vision Statement

We aspire to transform and strengthen the learning, health, and well-being of our dynamic society.

Undergraduate Studies in Saint Luke’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Consistent with the Jesuit mission, Saint Luke’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences undergraduate programs integrate broad based liberal arts curriculum with specialized professional education to prepare students to serve as leaders in their chosen discipline. All undergraduate programs in the school prepare students for future study in health and human sciences.

Saint Luke’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences grants the following Bachelor of Science degrees: Nursing, BSN  Communication Sciences and Disorders, B.S. , Exercise Science, B.S. Health Science, B.S. Community Health Management Track Health Science, B.S. Health and Disability Track ,  Health Science, B.S. Pre-Nursing Track . The College offers undergraduate minors in Communication Sciences and Disorders Minor  and Exercise Science Minor .  The College also offers a Medical Assisting  Certificate and a Post-Baccalaureate Speech Language Pathology Assistant Certificate . Refer to Programs of Study  to identify available degrees, minors and certificates.

See School of Nursing  and School of Health Sciences  for further information.

Graduate Programs in Saint Luke’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences

At the graduate level, the College grants the Doctor of Physical Therapy, the Doctor of Occupational Therapy, the Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, the Master of Science in Nursing, and a Post-Graduate APRN Certificate in Nursing. (See the Rockhurst Graduate Catalog for information on these graduate programs and for information on graduate admissions, academic and  administrative policies, and financial aid).

Academic, Enrollment, and Administrative Policies

Saint Luke’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences welcomes new and transfer students. Undergraduate students in the college abide by the same rules as all other undergraduate students at the university. Please refer to the Academic Policies and Procedures  section of the catalog for specific details.

Undergraduate Academic Advising

Saint Luke’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences Advisors assist students by providing program information, initial credit evaluations, and course pre-registration. Undergraduate students must be advised every semester prior to pre-registration for the following semester. Students who attend school in the evening or who declare a major housed in Saint Luke’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences are advised by either the Director of Academic Advising for Health Sciences, or the Pre-Nursing or Nursing advisors, or by a faculty member.

Degree programs in the college are available through the following departments:

School of Nursing  

School of Health Sciences  




    Bachelor of ScienceBachelor of Science in NursingMinorCertificate