Basic Pre-Licensure BSN Degree Information 2014 - 2015
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is designed to be completed in four academic years plus one summer. The course requirements in the BSN program are rigorous. In order to be competitive when applying for the upper division, students must be able to perform well academically while completing 16-17 semester hours (s.h.) each semester. Factors that may present special challenges to students include long distance commuting, family obligations, or financial need requiring more than 10-15 hours of work a week. If such factors apply to you, work with your academic advisor to formulate a plan of study that fits your personal situation.The degree consists of four components: General Education Core Requirements (GEC), Nursing Cognate Requirements (pre-requisites for the upper division major), upper division major courses, and electives sufficient for meeting degree requirements. Students must earn a total of 122 s.h. to complete their Bachelor's degree.