Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing
Over the past several years policymakers, researchers and practice leaders have identified that education does make a difference in how nurses practice. The baccalaureate nursing program provides students with a more in-depth study of the physical and social sciences, nursing research, nursing leadership and management, community and public health nursing, and the humanities; all within the context of a spiritual framework.
This broader education enhances the student’s professional development and allows the baccalaureate graduate to better understand the many social, cultural, economic and political issues that impact patients and influence healthcare.
Students may enter the University as declared nursing majors, but the first year is typically spent in general education requirements, cognate courses, and NRSG215 Introduction to Nursing Concepts. Students are encouraged to apply for admission into the nursing program prior to completion of the spring semester of their freshman year so as to be prepared to enter NRSG216 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice the following fall semester.