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Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program assists the student who has completed fifty percent of prerequisite nursing courses in entering a dynamic ever-changing profession of nursing through their BSN degree.

The program is based on a philosophical approach to nursing that includes the holistic synthesis of person, health, and environment. The School of Nursing offers the ideal foundation for the development of the professional nurse.

Our program offers several Pathways based on previous education and academic entrance criteria that support student achievement at a professional level.

Program Pathways

"I am very grateful for the encouragement I get from professors. They, and their assistants, keep simulation a safe, non-judgmental environment, which means we feel less self-conscious and we learn and absorb more."

- Sherri Southern, Class of 2019

Frequently Asked Questions


    How many people are admitted into the program?

    The School of Nursing receives a high number of applicants for the BSN Program.

    Each year, we accept an average of 90 students to begin the Basic Admissions Pathway, and 40 students in the Accelerated Pathway.


    Where do we do our clinicals?

    Our school has on-campus labs and simulation. We also have partnerships with hospitals, schools, community agencies, pediatric therapy centers, and other locations for varied educational experiences.


    What does the class schedule look like?

    Class is typically from 8am-5pm Monday and Wednesday. Clinicals are often completed as day or night shifts on the remaining days of the week.


    How long are clinical shifts?

    Clinical shifts vary from 4 to 12 hours, days or nights.


    What are the program start dates?

    The BSN Program starts in January for all pathways except that Accelerated Pathway. 

    The Accelerated Pathway starts in May.


    What are application deadlines?

    The application deadline for all pathways except Accelerated falls on May 25th of every year.

    The application deadline for the Accelerated Pathway falls on October 1st of every year.


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