The university offers two tracks for students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). This is referred to as a BSN Prelicensure program as opposed to an RN-BSN program, which is for a Registered Nurse (RN) to complete a BSN. The two tracks are:
1. Accelerated or Second Degree BSN Program: this track is for students who already have an undergraduate baccalaureate degree in a major other than nursing.
2. Four-Year BSN Program: this track is for students without any college or some college credits.
Graduates of the BSN Prelicensure program are excellent communicators, clinicians and leaders. A graduate is a life-long learner and will enhance the nursing profession by providing evidence-based nursing practice that is population centered, as well as grounded in spiritual, ethical, and compassionate care. Graduates are eligible to write the licensing exam to become a registered nurse in any state.
Achieving your BSN will provide many career opportunities for you now and in the future, as this is the preferred path for RNs. Most healthcare organizations prefer to hire nurses with a BSN degree which will make you a more desirable nursing candidate.
Both BSN Tracks (Accelerated and Four Year Programs):
Accelerated or Second Degree BSN Program:
Four-Year BSN Program:
Mallory Morse, Nursing Program Coordinator