Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Accelerated Option

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Accelerated Option

Baccalaureate education provides the entry level preparation for professional nursing practice. This 16 month nursing program is designed for individuals who hold a Bachelor's degree in another field and wish to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN). All required general education courses and the previous baccalaureate degree MUST be completed by the end of the fall semester of the current application period.

After completing the BSN program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Function in the beginning role of a baccalaureate generalist nurse in settings that cross all populations and environments
  • Be proficient in the core nursing competencies of clinical/critical reasoning, patient safety, and quality improvement principles
  • Maintain interprofessional collaboration and communication to improve healthcare outcomes
  • Master the required core knowledge for baccalaureate generalist nursing practice
  • Demonstrate professionalism and its values (including altruism, autonomy, human dignity, social justice, and integrity) as a baccalaureate generalist nurse

An informational meeting for prospective students will be held Monday, May 18, 2020, from 1:00 - 3:00 PM at University Hall, Room 109. Parking is free because it is between semesters.
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  • Applications accepted September 1 - November 1
  • Registration for the HESI pre-admission assessment exam is October 1 through November 15, and the exam must be taken between October 15 and November 15. 
  • Notification of Acceptance - December
  • Classes begin Monday, May 18, 2020 with a mandatory half-day Orientation Session

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