Undergraduate Bachelor of Science Programs
The undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) curriculum integrates knowledge from liberal arts, sciences, and the discipline of nursing. The program emphasizes the development of skills and knowledge, as well as the clinical judgment that distinguishes the practice of a professional nurse.
The B.S.N. degree programs are designed to prepare competent nurse generalists who are able to:
- Provide holistic, caring and culturally sensitive nursing care for communities, groups, and individuals
- Develop community health partnerships with clients and other health providers in order to shape health policy, promote health and prevent disease
- Analyze and apply nursing research and scholarly inquiry to inform professional practice
- Accept responsibility and accountability for behavior consistent with the profession's code of ethics and standards of professional practice
- Employ critical thinking to guide professional practice
- Utilize effective human and technological communication in professional practice in order to enhance the health and well-being of diverse individuals, families and communities
After earning a B.S.N. degree, graduates will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), the licensing exam that allows one to practice as a registered nurse.
The B.S.N. curriculum is tailored for three populations: