The Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing (BSN) Prelicensure program is designed for students who want to enter the profession of nursing and who do not hold an RN license. We admit highly-qualified students in the spring and fall semesters through a competitive selection process. Graduates of this program are prepared to take the licensure examination (NCLEX) to become a registered nurse.

The undergraduate curriculum includes general education courses which provide a foundation for understanding physiological, psychosocial, political and economic factors that may affect a person’s health status. Nursing courses prepare the BSN graduate to provide holistic nursing care in a variety of complex environments in order to enhance the optimal health of individuals, families, groups, and communities.


Student Learning Outcomes (Traditional pre-licensure BSN program)

Graduates will:

  1. Communicate effectively within the healthcare system.
  2. Use clinical reasoning to provide evidence-based care.
  3. Deliver ethical, compassionate, culturally competent, client-focused care across the lifespan and health care environments.
  4. Apply health care resources effectively to deliver high quality and cost-effective care.
  5. Demonstrate leadership in the evaluation of outcomes, improvement of care, and advancement of nursing practice.
  6. Provide health promotion, disease prevention, and palliative care to persons across health care environments.
  7. Examine the systems that influence health care delivery to achieve quality and cost-effective care.
  8. Collaborate with other health care professionals to achieve optimal health care outcomes.
  9. Demonstrate professionalism in attitudes and behaviors.