The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program is comprised of four semesters of prerequisite courses that are foundational to the upper division nursing courses taught the following four semesters. After the student completes the four semesters of prerequisite courses, he/she must then formally apply to the nursing program and complete four semesters of classroom, lab and clinical education specific to nursing. Upon successful completion of the prerequisite and upper division coursework, the student will be awarded a B.S.N. degree.
Students who complete this program of study will have experienced multiple clinical placements prior to graduation. This degree provides students with training in nursing education strongly complimented by extensive study in the humanities and social sciences. Thus, students are well-prepared to function as a nurse and also have the necessary foundation to pursue masters and doctoral studies in nursing.