Traditional (2+2 year) Degree


The BSN program is an upper-division offering that requires Pre-nursing majors to complete the core curriculum courses (first two years) prior to matriculation into the BSN Major. Each May or August, new junior year students enter the 4 semester program of study.

Instruction progresses from simple to complex, and the curriculum is sequentially organized using core and process concepts. The core concepts that are central to content development are the person, environment, health, and nursing. Interwoven with the core concepts are those process concepts that nursing uses to maintain and improve the health of persons in their environment.

Connecting the core and process concepts is the overarching desired outcome of quality health care that should be safe, effective, patient/client-centered, timely, efficient, equitable, and evidence-based.

BSN Core

BSN Major Curriculum

Admission Requirements


Program Outcomes

  • 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.

Other Information

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Deborah Smith, DNP
BSN Program Director

Shannon Hallingquest, BA
Program Manager

Sarah Thomas, BA
Program Manager