Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing prepares men and women from culturally and ethnically diverse communities for a career as professional nurses. Graduates function as providers, managers and leaders of direct and indirect comprehensive care in a variety of health care settings. BSN graduates demonstrate the knowledge, proficiency and cultural competence of an educated person including the ability to synthesize general and professional education.
Graduates function as collaborative members within the discipline of nursing and the interdisciplinary health care team and critique research findings for evidence-based practice, and are aware of current trends and issues facing nursing. Expanded knowledge of communication, culture, leadership, management, critical thinking, therapeutic nursing and system interventions, legal-ethical and teaching-learning principles, standardized languages and computer information are integrated into nursing practice. The BSN program further reinforces accountability for lifelong learning and professional career development.
The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN-A)
This program option offers a full-time plan of study and is designed to provide students with a previous baccalaureate degree the ability to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The program is 15 months and begins near the end of May after commencement ceremonies at most colleges and universities. The curriculum plan provides an overview of the course of study. Students complete the program in August of the following year and graduate at the August commencement ceremony.
The Basic Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN-B)
The program is a basic or generic option that allows students who have completed all general education courses required in a baccalaureate program to complete the nursing courses for the baccalaureate degree in six semesters. The program is a full-time program and the curriculum plan provides an overview of the course of study. Students enter the program in the fall semester and complete the program in August of the second year, and graduate at the August commencement ceremony.
The Completion Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN-C)
This program provides advanced education for the graduate of an associate degree or diploma nursing program who has passed the NCLEX-RN and already has a nursing license. The program can be completed in as few as two years or on a part-time basis. The curriculum plan provides an overview of the course of study. Students may enter the program during any fall, spring or summer semester and participate in either the May or August commencement ceremony. Students admitted to the BSN-C option must complete an online orientation.