Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
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Nursing is one of the most versatile and rewarding careers in healthcare today. And even when employment is down in other fields, there will always be a need for skilled nurses. The requirements for becoming a nurse are changing because healthcare in the United States is changing.
Nurses today need to add specialized skills and expertise such as critical thinking, change management expertise and community-based healthcare experience. Such attributes and experience help improve healthcare effectiveness and patient outcomes.
Benefits to the BSN Program at NMC
- The curriculum centers on community-based education, which gives students the opportunity to learn in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, physician's clinics, hospice and more.
- Students receive personalized academic support that prepares them for success in the classroom and on the NCLEX. An average of 87% of BSN graduates have passed the NCLEX on the first attempt over the past four years.
- First year clinicals provide students with the opportunity to work hands-on with patients and nurses in the second semester of study.
- The Nursing Arts Center, our high-tech simulation lab gives students the practice and confidence needed to provide patient care in the clinical setting.
- Students learn more than just technical skills - they become Educated Citizens. This solid foundation prepares our graduates to create and lead change in the world around them.
- The tight-knit NMC campus gives students the individual attention they need to succeed and provides the vibrant, exciting campus life to enjoy after class.
BSN Program Info
- This Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a CCNE-accredited, 4-year program offered on-campus.
- Program is designed for students to complete their arts & sciences courses alongside their nursing courses. A typical, full-time student can complete the program in 8 semesters.
- Students may enroll directly out of high school or transfer in credit from previous accredited institutions.
- A student must earn a minimum of 127 total credit hours to be eligible for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
- Upon graduation, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam, which is consistent with current nursing practice.
More Program Details
- Nursing Program Mission & Philosophy
- Nursing Technical Standards
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Outcomes
Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
Nursing salaries across the United States vary by specialty and experience. According to O*Net, the median salary in 2014 for Registered Nurses in the United States was $66,640 per year ($32.04 per hour), while the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a much faster than average job growth of 16 percent between 2014 and 2024.
- American Nurses Association
- National Student Nurses Association
- Listing of National & International Nursing Organizations
The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Nebraska Methodist College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation