The traditional program of study is designed for students to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in four years. Our experienced faculty provides a supportive learning environment as students learn skills to become compassionate, knowledgeable and conscientious nurses.
Students take general education courses and nursing preparatory courses in the first year of the Traditional program. In the second year, students continue taking general education courses and also have two nursing classes each semester. The first clinical course, Introduction to Nursing, is taken in Semester 4. During the third year, students delve deeper into the nursing content and complete the general education requirements. The fourth year is devoted to advanced nursing classes including Childbearing, Adult Health Nursing II and Senior Practicum.
Traditional Program of Study
A minor is not required to graduate, but a student may add a minor if desired. During the summers, a student may take additional courses or study abroad.
At the end of the program, students will graduate with the BSN degree and be eligible to take the NCLEX, the nursing licensure examination.
Students are required to meet the following criteria to be considered for admission into the School of Nursing:
- 3.0 Cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
- 3.0 Core GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
- 22 ACT composite score or 1100 SAT Reading/Math composite score (or 1020 composite reading/math score from an SAT taken prior to March 2016)
Applicants who meet this criteria are eligible for consideration, but acceptance is not guaranteed.