The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) curriculum encompasses general, foundational and professional studies within a liberal-education perspective. The curriculum is driven by the belief that nursing theory has much to offer in the education of professional nurses and in improving the health and well-being of patient populations. Nursing knowledge is developmental in nature; each course is designed to build on knowledge and skills acquired in previous nursing and non-nursing courses. The BSN program is a four-year degree option. Freshman and sophomores are considered pre-nursing majors and are required to complete approximately 60 semester hours of general-education and prerequisite coursework. Students admitted to the clinical major must earn 60 additional credit hours to complete the degree. Admission to the clinical major can begin in the fall, spring, or summer. A semester plan for students beginning the in the fall or spring is listed below. A additional semester plan is also included for students beginning the clinical program in the summer semester. The school offers a diverse range of research projects that provide care to healthy and ill people of all ages. The Essig Clinical Simulation Learning Center in the school is where students practice technical skills and learn to manipulate various equipment in this simulated clinical setting.
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