College of Nursing


Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a four-year program consisting of general education and professional courses. Professional courses are threaded throughout the year levels with emphasis on the nursing concepts with corresponding Related Learning Experiences (RLE). The BSN program provides an intensive nursing practicum that further refines students’ nursing competencies to ensure achievement of the BSN program outcomes expected of an entry-level nurse.


The National Nursing Core Competencies Standards of 2012 identified three (3) major roles of a professional nurse. Nursing graduates can assume roles in the following areas:

1. Client Care

Utilize the nursing process in the care of mothers, newborns, children, adolescents, adults, and older persons; family, community, and population groups; and persons with special needs.

2. Leadership and Management 

Serve as managers and leaders of Nursing service units and health services and programs.

3. Research

Engage in nursing and health-related research, evaluate research studies, and apply research processes in improving client care.

Beyond the beginning professional roles, a nurse can pursue a career in any of the following areas:  

  • Ambulatory Care, 
  • Cardiovascular Nursing, 
  • Critical Care Nursing, 
  • Diabetes Education, 
  • Emergency Care Nursing, 
  • Enterostomal and Wound Care Nursing, 
  • Entrepreneurial Nursing, 
  • Gerontology Nursing, Hospice/Palliative Nursing, 
  • Nephrology Nursing, 
  • Neurologic Nursing, 
  • Nursing Informatics, 
  • Oncology Nursing, 
  • Orthopedic Nursing, 
  • Renal Nursing, and 
  • Telehealth Nursing.