Bachelor of Science in Nursing
This program provides a balance of liberal arts and professional nursing courses. Emphasis is on the nursing process for health promotion, prevention, restoration, and maintenance with clients, family, and client groups in community health settings. Students are involved in activities preparatory for leadership and management roles and graduate study. Clinical experiences are one day a week during the second semester of the sophomore year and two days a week during the junior and senior years.
The BSN program prepares graduates for leadership and management roles, including school nurse, research associate and occupational health nurse. Career advancement opportunities are greatest for BSN graduates. A BSN is required to enter a master’s program. Nurses with a master’s degree often become nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, educators, researchers and administrators.
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