The School of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), which is designed to prepare graduates for professional nursing practice in hospitals and other health care agencies. These graduates work in pediatric, medical/surgical, obstetrical, psychiatric or community health nursing settings. Students enter the nursing program after 2 years (62 credit hours) of preparatory work in an accredited liberal arts college. 


Admission to the school is competitive. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required to apply. The School of Nursing also offers a Master of Science (MS), a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD). 

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Sample of Related Skills

  • Provide patient-centered care 

  • Consider patients’ preferences, values, and needs within the context of their families, communities, and health care delivery system 

  • Use clinical evidence and reasoning to demonstrate knowledge and skills 

  • Identify threats to safety and develop strategies to minimize risk of harm 

  • Incorporate concepts of health promotion, disease, and injury prevention 

  • Manage patient care technologies and information management systems 

  • Display accountability for legal, moral and ethical considerations within current standards of professional practice  

Popular Career Paths

Administration: Includes the management and coordination of nursing personnel.

Direct Service: Involves providing direct nursing services to patients in a variety of settings, including medical, pediatric, obstetrical, psychiatric or public/community health.

Education: Involves educating future nursing professionals in a higher education setting or educating the public and patients about health-related issues in community agency settings.

Research: This is a newer area within the nursing profession and primarily involves designing and evaluating patient-related and nursing practitioner-related research. 

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Places to Seek Employment

  • Centers for Nursing Research
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Community Health Agencies
  • Corporations/Department Stores/Factories
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance Agencies
  • International Health Organizations
  • Local, State, and Federal Government Health Agencies
  • Medical Centers and Clinics
  • Mental Health Agencies
  • Military
  • Nursing Homes/Extended Care Facilities
  • Outpatient Care Facilities
  • Physicians'/Dentists' Offices
  • Private Practice
  • Public and Private Schools
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Surgical Clinics
  • Wellness Clinics

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