Clinical Locations In Lewistown, MT, and Anchorage, AK
Accelerated BSN students will engage in a combination of educational skill labs and guided clinical immersions. By utilizing clinical facilities in Lewistown, MT, and Anchorage, Alaska – along with our partnerships with Central Montana Medical Center in Lewistown and Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, students will be exposed to various nursing disciplines, practices, and specialties.
**(Lewistown Applicants) Dormitories are NOT available to students at our Lewistown, MT site. Students in Lewistown will need to find unaffiliated housing in the local community. In addition, Lewistown students will need to provide their own transportation to clinicals, labs, and classes as directed.**
**(Anchorage Applicants) Providence Alaska provides reduced-price dormitories for nursing students to reside on the medical center campus. Clinicals, Labs, study rooms, and meeting places are within a 5-minute walk from the medical center. Students who choose to reside in Providence, Alaska, dormitories will be required to reach out to the Anchorage site coordinator to set that up.**
Intensive, Full-Time Course Immersion
Accelerated BSN students are required to complete 54 credits of nursing coursework. Accelerated BSN coursework is delivered over a 12-month period beginning in January and concluding in December. Coursework, skill labs, simulations, and clinicals will be dispersed over three semesters, each containing two eight-week learning intensives. Students are expected to attend courses on a full-time basis, with minimal breaks between eight-week intensives and semesters. Due to the program’s intensity, students should not expect to maintain outside employment while enrolled.
The University of Providence is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and the Montana Board of Nursing. In addition, all baccalaureate and master’s degree programs at the University of Providence are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Graduates of the accelerated BSN degree program are eligible to sit for national licensure through the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX), the exam required to become licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN). The accelerated BSN degree program prepares students to sit for the NCLEX exam.
The University of Providence aBSN NCLEX Pass Rates
2020- 94% Pass Rate | 2021- 86% Pass Rate | 2022- 69.7% Pass Rate
Applications for the accelerated BSN programs open in April and are accepted until June. Applicants must hold a previously earned bachelor’s degree in any field to qualify for the program. Accepted students are expected to reside in or relocate to Anchorage, AK, or Lewistown, MT, by the program’s start in January and maintain residency through the end of the program in December.
Eligible students must complete the following program prerequisites with at least a grade of C (2.75) within the last ten years. In addition, at least two prerequisites must be completed at the time of the applications submission, one being Microbiology or Anatomy and Physiology, to meet application eligibility.
- Anatomy and Physiology with Labs (total of 8-semester credits)
- Microbiology with Lab (4-semester credits)
- Statistics (3 credits)
- Nutrition (3 credits)
**(Spring 2024 Applicants) At least two prerequisites must be completed at the time of the application, with one being Microbiology or Anatomy and Physiology to meet application eligibility. **
**(Spring 2025 Applicants) Anatomy and Physiology I / II MUST be completed at the time of application**
Admission cycles for the accelerated BSN program open annually from April 1st until June 15th. Courses begin annually in January and run through December of the same year. Applicants must apply to the Lewistown, MT, or Anchorage, AK clinical site. Those accepted into the program must relocate to or reside in these locations at the time of the program’s start.
Important 2024 Cohort Deadlines
Applications for the 2024 BSN Cohort will open on April 1, 2023, and will be accepted until June 15, 2023.
Learn more about our admissions process on the Undergraduate Admission Page, or Apply to our Accelerated BSN program through the NursingCAS Application.
Traditional BSN students at the University of Providence will achieve these outcomes and more:
- Integrate a compassionate and ethical understanding of the human experience into nursing practice using the foundations of a liberal arts education.
- Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision-making to engage healthcare teams in creating, promoting, and managing safety and quality outcomes.
- Apply nursing practices informed by research, evidence-based practice, and innovation to optimize health.
- Utilize information technology to communicate, mitigate errors, and make improved clinical decisions related to the care of diverse populations.
- Advocate to influence change in legal, political, social, and economic factors that transform healthcare delivery.
- Collaborate with the inter-professional team to improve patient/family outcomes and the work environment.
- Provide compassionate, spiritual, ethical, and culturally appropriate care across the lifespan and the continuum of care.
- Practice preventive care, health promotion, and disease intervention across care settings for self, individuals, families, the community, and populations.
- Assume professional accountability to uphold the standards of nursing practice as defined by the Nurse Practice Act (in the state in which the nurse practices) and the ANA Code of Ethics.
- Demonstrate reflective nursing practice.
Skills You’ll Learn
Accelerated BSN students at the University of Providence will learn these skills and more:
- Critical thinking
- Complex problem solving
- Coordinating care of individuals, families, and community
- Checking and monitoring vital signs
- Time management and stamina
Accelerated BSN students at the University of Providence will learn these themes and more:
- Compassion, ethics, and spirituality
- Patient and family-centered care
- Leadership and effective advocacy
- Evidence-based practice
- Population and community health
- Transforming healthcare
- Safety and quality outcomes
- Professional accountability
- Collaboration and interprofessional teams
- Reflective practice and lifelong development
- Program Learning Outcomes
The University of Providence’s accelerated BSN program is administered over 12 months, starting in January and concluding in December. Students will enroll in 3 semesters with an average of 3 classes per semester or 8 – 10 average credit hours per semester. Students will complete a total of 54 credits upon graduation. Courses are delivered in two eight-week intensives per semester. Students progress through the course in the cohort model respective to their designated clinical site location.
Accelerated BSN Course Layout
Semester 1: First 8-Weeks
- NRS PL 313 Nursing Practice Fundamentals (4 credits)
- NRS PL 376 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology Concepts I (3 credits)
- NRS PL 370 Introduction to Professional Nursing (1 credit)
Semester 1: Second 8-Weeks
- NRS PL 372 Nursing Concepts I (4 credits)
- NSR PL 412 Nursing Ethics and Spirituality (3 credits)
- NRS PL 378 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology Concepts II (3 credits)
Semester 2: First 8-Weeks
- NRS PL 430 Clinical Concepts I (3 credits)
- NRS PL 410 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice (3 credits)
- NRS PL 422 Quality and Safety in Nursing Leadership (2 credits)
Semester 2: Second 8-Weeks
- NRS PL 374 Nursing Concepts II (3 credits)
- NRS PL 414 Population Health (3 credits)
- NRS PL 421 Nursing Leadership (4 credits)
Semester 3: First 8-Weeks
- NRS PL 440 Clinical Concepts II (4 credits)
- NRS PL 474 Nursing Concepts III (3 credits)
- NRS PL 425 Health Promotion in Nursing (2 credits)
Semester 3: Second 8-Weeks
- NRS PL 417 Global Perspectives in Healthcare (2 credits)
- NRS PL 450 Transition to Nursing Practice (6 credits)
- NRS PL 495 Senior Seminar (1 credit)
*****Course listings are designed to demonstrate a ‘sample’ student schedule for an accelerated BSN student. Individual student schedules may not reflect the listed order of courses listed here*****
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Careers with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Registered Nurses are the largest group of professionals within the healthcare system, holding over 3.1 million jobs in 2021. In addition, registered nursing jobs are projected to grow between 2021 and 2031, adding 195,400 jobs in the same period, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Registered nurses work across the healthcare continuum – including hospitals, clinics, physician offices, long-term care facilities, and specialty care facilities. In addition to different locations, registered nurses with a BSN can work in various roles within nursing – including acute care, critical care, home health, geriatric care, and more. Discover more nursing careers for BSN holders on our blog.
The University of Providence’s Bachelor and Masters of Science in Nursing programs are fully accredited through regional and national accrediting boards.
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
The University of Providence is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Information can be found on the NWCCU website, and Comments can be directed to the NWCCU staff at the following address:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue NE, Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
The baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in nursing at the University of Providence are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.
Montana Board of Nursing
The University of Providence is accredited by the Montana Board of Nursing. Information can be found on the Montana Nursing Board website, and Comments can be directed to the Montana Nursing Board staff at the following address:
Montana Board of Nursing
PO Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513