Academic Catalog


School of Nursing

Suzanne Wright, Interim Dean
Lynn Wiles, Undergraduate Program Director

The School of Nursing offers programs leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice.

The School of Nursing pre-licensure undergraduate curriculum admits a cohort of students each fall semester. This is a full-time program where all nursing courses are completed in five consecutive semesters (fall, spring, summer, fall, spring). Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the national licensure exam (NCLEX) to become registered nurses. 

The curriculum incorporates current recommendations for undergraduate nursing education and is designed to get graduates into the workforce and enrolled in graduate nursing programs more quickly. There are 66 upper-division credit hours in the nursing curriculum and the number of total credits required to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing is 120. Students applying to the pre-licensure curriculum are required to have all lower-division departmental and general education courses fully completed before admission to the nursing major; there are no exceptions to this requirement. The minimum GPA for admission to the pre-licensure program is 3.00. 

The School of Nursing concurrent and post-licensure undergraduate curriculum admits a cohort of students each semester. The RN to BSN and Concurrent curriculum is offered using a year-round schedule with part-time and full-time options.

Post-licensure students are already registered nurses who are returning to complete their BSN degree.

Concurrent students are enrolled in an associate degree nursing program (AAS/ADN) and desire to take BSN courses concurrently. Concurrent students typically take one-two RN-BSN courses in addition to their courses at their pre-licensure program. 

For additional information on the curriculum or admission requirements, please contact:

  • Chief Academic Advisor for the Undergraduate Nursing Program, Suzanne Van Orden,