The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) pre-licensure program offers direct admission and is designed for students seeking a nursing degree with a liberal arts foundation in a university environment. The program is delivered in a semester format with classes meeting in the daytime. Students are admitted directly to the program if selected after completing admission requirements. Once admitted, students are guaranteed required program courses so that they may complete the degree in four years if academic requirements are met. The curriculum includes foundation courses in the arts and sciences as well as nursing courses designed to guide students in achieving expected student outcomes.
Students receive classroom, lab and clinical learning experiences which emphasize evidence-based decision-making and application of knowledge. Students who complete the BSN program are eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.
The specific degree requirements on the website are for illustrative purposes and may change at any time. Please contact the Registrar's Office, Academic Advising or refer to the course catalog for detailed program requirements.
Liberal Arts Core
The Liberal Arts Core Curriculum is rooted in the Liberal Arts and our Franciscan heritage. It is designed to create a framework to develop knowledge, skills, and responsibilities necessary to educate students so that they will be prepared to contribute to the world guided by a concern for issues of justice and ethical behavior.
- Freshman Seminar (1 cr.)
- Spiritual & Ethical Literacy (3 cr.)
*For ‘Writing for the 21st
Century’ (English) and ‘Quantitative Problem Solving’ (Math), you may need additional courses depending on your placement.
- Personal Branding Communication (3 cr.)
- Writing for the 21st Century (3 cr.)
- Quantitative Problem Solving (3 cr.)
- Language & Culture (3 cr.)
16 credits – Choose one (1) course from each broad theme. Course options can be found in the course catalog or on the academic advising page.
- Narratives of Identity (3 cr.) - PL 102: Bioethics
- Science, Environment & Culture (4 cr.) - BL 111: Anatomy & Physiology I
- Social Tensions (3 cr.) - PS 190: Life Span Human Development
- The American Experience (3 cr.)*
- Approving the Better Things (3 cr.)*
*Course options can be found in the course catalog or on the academic advising page.