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.
- 96.92% of BSN graduates passed the NCLEX on the first attempt in 2016. Students receive personalized academic support that prepares them for success in the classroom and on the NCLEX.
- 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 the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary in May 2015 for Registered Nurses in the United States was $67,490 per year ($32.45 per hour), with a much faster than average projected job growth of 16 percent between 2014 and 2024.
Nursing Blog Posts
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- Watson's Theory of Human Caring: Foundation of Nursing Program
- 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.ccneaccreditation.org