The nursing program offers an online, upper-division 30-credit hour completion program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The mission of the program is to provide educational mobility for associate degree and diploma prepared nurses and to provide preparation for graduate education in nursing.
The curriculum, designed to build on the student’s previous education and experience, prepares nurses for professional nursing practice. Major areas of emphasis include family nursing, community health, leadership, and research. Graduates are prepared to provide primary health care in diverse settings; to provide education to individuals, families, and community groups; and to continue lifelong learning. The program is 100% online and is ACEN accredited.
The minimum time required to complete the program is 10-months, provided the student meets all other Nursing admission and University graduation requirements. Students working full-time typically complete the program in 4-6 semesters (two academic years). Students may take a maximum of five academic years to complete the program after enrolling in nursing courses with field experiences. All nursing courses are delivered online. The class schedules address the needs of many RNs who work full-time and attend school part-time. Two courses contain one-credit hour arranged field experiences (64 clock hours). Arranged field experiences are usually scheduled in the general area of the student’s residences or employment. Independent nursing studies (1-2 credit hours) are available to address specific interests and elective hour needs.
Before submitting a program application, be sure to contact the Nursing Office and obtain an unofficial transcript review.