Bachelor of Science in Nursing


  • Synthesize knowledge, skills, and attitudes acquired in the humanities, natural, and behavioral sciences to deliver safe, comprehensive care.
  • Demonstrate values that exemplify the caring, professional nurse.
  • Apply evidence-based research to improve health and reduce health disparities in a global society.
  • Demonstrate interprofessional collaboration and clinical reasoning when caring for individuals, families, and communities.
  • Pursue knowledge as a lifelong learner to promote professional growth.
  • Demonstrate leadership, accountability, and competence as a beginning professional nurse.

Undergraduate students can enter the BSN program as juniors upon completing the prerequisite coursework. Freshman or sophomores can be considered for the Nursing Scholars Program, which bridges into the traditional BSN program. A select number of students can be chosen for the Accelerated BSN program, which begins in the summer and lasts 15 months. Accepted applicants must be a minimum age of 18 by the first day of class in the BSN or ABSN program.