Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The School of Nursing’s undergraduate nursing program has patient-centered care at the core of our curriculum.
Our program is intense and demanding. After completion of prerequisite courses, the nursing courses are offered in four consecutive semesters, each 15 weeks in length. The Bachelor’s of Science in nursing prepares students for entry level nursing practice, as well as future graduate study.
- Integrate leadership concepts, skills and decision-making in the provision of high-quality nursing care delivery in a variety of settings.
- Demonstrate sound clinical judgment in the planning, provision, and evaluation of evidence-based nursing care at the individual, group, and community levels.
- Use emerging patient care technologies and information systems to support safe, effective nursing practice.
- Apply knowledge of healthcare policy, finance and regulatory environments, including local, state, national and global healthcare trends in nursing practice.
- Demonstrate effective inter- and intra-professional communication and collaboration for improving patient outcomes.
- Use clinical prevention strategies to promote health and prevent disease across the life span at the individual and population levels.
- Integrate professional values, attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors into nursing practice.
- Apply principles that enhance safety for patients and health care providers through both individual performance and system effectiveness.
The undergraduate nursing program prepares a clinical practice generalist. The educational experience facilitates the student to attain the knowledge, competencies, and attitudes of the professional nurse to practice nursing safely, effectively, and efficiently.
Graduates of the program are expected to demonstrate competencies consistent with being a critical thinker, a culturally competent caring provider of health care, an effective communicator, and a responsible manager of health care . Graduates are prepared to be successful in the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEXRN), which is required to practice and be licensed as a Registered Nurse in all states.
Graduates are prepared to practice in diverse locations such as hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, public health, home health, elementary and high schools, and businesses such as health insurance or case management companies.