The Nursing (BSN) Program is designed to prepare the students for a lifelong career in nursing practice. The curriculum is intended to develop strong theoretical and practical foundations necessary to understand and meet the healthcare needs of people in various healthcare settings. In addition, the curriculum enables the students to develop critical thinking and professional decision-making abilities as they develop leadership potential and accountability in nursing practice. The program is designed to prepare the graduate to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for registered nurses.
Upon completion of the Nursing (BSN) Program, the graduate will be able to:
To receive a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, students must complete 86.0 credits in their major, 43.0 credits in General Education and prerequisite science courses for a total of 129.0 credits. This degree program can be completed in 44 months for full time students.
Students must be prepared to travel to their externship assignments up to 65 miles from the campus each direction. On-line students must arrange for travel to campus for labs, clinical, end of course assessments and exit assessments each term within the program time frame. Attendance is planned for an intensive week-long experience of both day and night classes to maintain equivalent experience as on campus students. Please note that students are responsible for all costs associated with transportation to and from the clinical sites.
Nursing Program applicants must complete the following admissions requirements:
Successful completion of the process will result in the receipt of a letter of acceptance to the Nursing Program.
Candidates that successfully complete the requirements listed above must submit the following to be considered for enrollment (all at applicant’s expense).