Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The School of Nursing’s undergraduate nursing program has patient-centered care at the core of the curriculum. The School of Nursing offers three subplans for a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (Traditional BSN, RN-BSN & Accelerated Second Degree). Each plan is intense and demanding. Students must complete all prerequisite courses before taking the nursing courses. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing prepares students for entry level nursing practice as well as future graduate study. All students must successfully complete the pre-major requirements before they will be considered for admission to the major.
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- 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 health care policy, finance, and regulatory environments including local, state, national, and global health care 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 individual and population levels.
- Integrate professional values, attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors.
- Apply principles that enhance safety for patients and health care providers through individual performance and system effectiveness.
The undergraduate nursing program prepares a clinical practice generalist. Students attain the knowledge, competencies, and attitudes 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 during the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), 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.
Plans of StudyN/A
- 2019-20, RN-BSN Pre-Nursing
- 2019-20, BN Nursing Pre-Nursing
- 2018-19, BN Nursing Pre-Nursing
- 2017-18, BS Nursing Pre-Nursing
- 2016-17, BS Nursing Pre-Nursing
- 2012-14, BS Nursing Pre-Nursing
- 2010-12, BS Nursing Pre-Nursing
- 2008-10, BS Nursing Pre-Nursing
Plans of Study
Traditional (16-month) BSN Program (In Person)
- Complete a School of Nursing admission application. Application submission deadlines are:
- Spring semester – final business Thursday or Friday in October
- Summer semester – final business Thursday or Friday in February
- Fall semester – final business Thursday or Friday in June
- Schedule an appointment with an advisor to review and approve the application. Advisors are responsible for submitting admission applications. Advisors hold signing sessions:
- Spring semester – every non-holiday Thursday and Friday in October
- Summer semester – every non-holiday Thursday and Friday in February
- Fall semester – every non-holiday Thursday and Friday in June
Plans of Study
RN-BSN Track (Online)
- Applicants applying to this subplan must apply and be accepted to UNLV. Students accepted to UNLV must complete a SON RN to BSN Application. SON RN to BSN Applications are accepted from:
- November 1 - March 1 for Summer semester entry
- March 1 - July 1 for Fall semester entry
- For program description, minimum admissions requirements, and application deadlines, refer to the RN-BSN Track Description.
- Please consult the State Authorization Reciprocity information for this online degree subplan.
- This subplan requires three (3) trips to campus (new student orientation and two (2) trips for NURS 703). Students who decide not to take graduate-level credits will need to take NURS 307 which is an in-person course and concurrently take NURS 329 Physical Assessment.
- Students may need additional prerequisite courses upon transcript evaluation.
- Must have a current, unencumbered RN license.
Plans of Study
Accelerated Second Degree (Online) - Coming Spring 2021
- Applicants applying to this subplan must apply and be accepted to UNLV. Students accepted to UNLV must complete a SON Accelerated Second Degree Application. SON Accelerated Second Degree Applications are accepted from:
- July 1 – October 1 for Spring semester entry
- October 1 – January 5 for Summer semester entry
- For program description, minimum admissions requirements, and application deadlines, refer to the Second Degree Description.
Please consult the State Authorization Reciprocity information for this online degree subplan. This subplan requires trips to campus: Mandatory New Student Orientation – 3 days Boot Camp – 14 days RN Exit – 7 days
Students may need additional prerequisite courses upon transcript evaluation.
- Must hold certification as a Nursing Assistant (CNA).