Traditional BSN Program

Traditional BSN Program

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program prepares individuals for the role of a professional nurse. The program combines liberal arts education with nursing knowledge, theory, and research to establish the knowledge base and clinical expertise for the generalist in nursing practice.

The bachelor’s level nurse functions as a provider of care; a designer, manager, and coordinator of care; and a member of the profession.

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Program Description....

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program prepares learners to become nurses who will impact patient outcomes and improve individual, family, and community health and wellness by applying evidence-based skills and knowledge in their practice.  The BSN-prepared entry-level nurse is considered the preferred the gold-standard for institutions like the VA and Magnet accredited hospitals in the United States. 

The BSN nurse learns how to utilize and apply special skills such as critical thinking, clinical reasoning, knowledge of teaching and leadership and professionalism in order to make impactful decisions, manage care, decrease costs and increase patient safety.

Traditional BSN Program Expectations

Graduate of the Traditional BSN Program will understand how to

  • 1
    Synthesize theoretical and practical knowledge from the physical and behavioral sciences and humanities as a basis for professional nursing practice.
  • 2
    Model principles of leadership, organizational skills and quality improvement strategies that promote safe nursing practice.
  • 3
    Demonstrate professionalism, accountability, and integrity through effective verbal, nonverbal, and written communication.
  • 4
    Apply the nursing process to enhance knowledge of disease processes, prevention, and management and utilize evidence-based practice to promote desirable health outcomes.
  • 5
    Identify challenges in healthcare and the nursing profession and how these challenges influence healthcare policy.

Eligibility Requirements

Be 18 years of age or older prior to attending any clinical component of a course.
Meet minimum required score of 75% on the HESI Entrance Exam
  • Completed Application and Fee
  • High School Transcript (or equivalent)
  • College Transcript (if applicable)
  • Two letters of recommendation (1 from former teacher – 1 from employer preferred)
  • Acceptable background check
  • Negative drug test
  • Driver’s License
  • Completed Medical Terminology Knowledge Quiz (school based)
  • Enrollment in or successful completion of COL 010 College and Career Success
    • A student who has earned a college degree will be exempt from this requirement.
  • BCI/FBI Background (use code 4723-09)
  • Tdap vaccination
  • Influenza vaccination (annual)
  • MMR vaccination or titer
  • Varicella vaccination or titer
  • Hepatitis B vaccination, titer, or declination form
  • TB screening (Two-step method, Proof of annual one-step method, QuantiFERON-TB Gold, or Chest X-ray)
  • Ten-panel drug screen
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider (Current CPR certification)
  • COVID-19 Vaccine-Provide proof of vaccination of a vaccine declination form