Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
The BSN program prepares graduates for professional nursing practice and graduate study.
Graduates are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become licensed as a Registered Nurse.
The BSN program is offered in a traditional four year format with nursing courses concentrated in the junior and senior years. The BSN program is also offered in an accelerated format and there is a special track for Associate Degree and diploma prepared nurses.
Students with a prior degree can apply to the Accelerated pathway or the Traditional pathway. Students without a prior degree can apply to the Traditional pathway.
Upon completion of the traditional or accelerated BSN programs, graduates should be able to:
- Deliver professional nursing care for diverse populations across the lifespan to optimize health care outcomes.
- Apply theory and evidence from contemporary nursing science and related disciplines as a basis for clinical reasoning, management, and evaluation of professional nursing care.
- Model responsibility and accountability for one’s personal and delegated nursing care and lifelong learning to ensure excellence in nursing practice.
- Translate evidence into professional nursing practice to individualize patient care designed to improve care outcomes.
- Select principles of leadership and management that guide nursing, influence health policy, and transform health care delivery systems.
- Collaborate with inter-professional health care teams and consumers in delivering and advocating for safe and effective use of health care resources.
- Integrate professional nursing values in meeting current and emerging health needs in a dynamic, global society.
- Evaluate effective use of technology and information management to provide patient centered care across the lifespan in a variety of environments.