Registered nurses (RN) are provided the knowledge and skills to advance their nursing careers and build on their basic nursing education. They have the opportunity to earn the baccalaureate degree in nursing while building a strong foundation in the arts, sciences and humanities.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree prepares students to practice the art and science of professional nursing. Nursing majors are introduced to the profession’s theoretical knowledge base, research for evidence-based practice, focus on international perspectives in healthcare, apply the nursing process to families and aggregates in the community setting, explore the role of nurse as leader and manager, investigate the role of nurses in legal, ethical and political settings, and learn the highly technical and clinical skills needed for working with patients and their families in a variety of settings. This degree also provides the foundation for graduate education in nursing.