Earn your BSN in as few as 16 months. For individuals with some college credit or a non-nursing associate’s or bachelor’s degree.


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Pursue a Career with Heart in the Heartland at Avila University

For more than 70 years, the Avila University School of Nursing has graduated exceptional nurses prepared to provide compassionate care to patients and act as leaders for the profession. It is located on a 50-acre campus in suburban Kansas City, Missouri. From here, you can build new skills and create new memories, whether it’s through connecting with fellow students in the Quad or exploring our exciting, vibrant home city.

Our Location

Our campus is based in south Kansas City, about a mile from the Kansas-Missouri state border. Situated south of I-435, we are steps away from the Red Bridge neighborhood and on the Wornall 57 bus route.

Please note that we recommend having access to a car, especially when attending clinical sites off-campus.

11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145

Facilities at the Avila School of Nursing

Students at the Avila School of Nursing have access to our advanced Nursing Education and Resource Center (NERC) and to our state-of-the-art Simulation Center, which provides simulated hospital environments where students can learn and practice patient care skills.

At the NERC and Simulation Center, students can participate in simulations including:

  • Virtual simulations
  • High-fidelity simulations
  • Mass casualty simulations
  • Home healthcare simulations

Through working as a team and reflecting on their experiences during the debriefing process, our student nurses can develop confidence in their clinical skills and judgement.

Clinical Experience

Kansas City is home to many amazing healthcare organizations, from major hospitals to small residential care facilities. Thanks to our network of partnerships throughout the region, our nursing students can complete clinical experiences in settings such as:

  • Acute care hospitals
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Hospices
  • Schools

Other Facilities and Resources

ABSN students can access all Avila University resources, including Learning Services, for students who need academic support, or Career Services, for help developing resume writing and interviewing skills. Additional study materials are also available at the Hooley-Bundschu Library and Learning Commons.

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Find out how you can be inspired to pursue a nursing degree with Avila University in Kansas City. Get more info about our ABSN program today!