Our program gives you the hands-on skills that are difficult to earn in an online environment, such as: assessing patient health, inserting an IV and learning to be professional in the nursing environment. You gain opportunities from collaboration with all local providers and hospitals.
Students complete at least 624 clinical contact hours within acute care and community settings. These hours are spent with a faculty member or a nurse preceptor. A nurse preceptor is a nursing professional who serves as a teacher and mentor in this real-world classroom setting. We build and layer nursing knowledge so you become strong and confident in your understanding.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program can be completed in eight regular semesters and two summer semesters. This is often faster than a two-year associate degree and BSN completion program. It is a comprehensive degree, which does not require a minor.
The following is a sample degree plan. Students are not required to follow this plan, although all necessary courses must be completed before graduating. Students should find out the course rotation before scheduling classes.