About this course
The College of Nursing offers innovative program options to meet the professional needs of students for entry into nursing or for advanced preparation. The undergraduate program offerings which prepare nurses to enter practice and meet eligibility requirements for NCLEX are: Bachelor of Science Professional Option, Accelerated Second Degree B.S.Option and LPN transitioning to Bachelor of Science. These programs and the RNBS, Nursing Completion Option are designed to prepare a nurse generalist to provide comprehensive nursing care for people of all ages within a variety of health care settings. In addition, the degree options provide academic preparation for advanced degrees in Nursing. The Master’s level program prepares Clinical Nurse Specialists in Adult-Gerontology, Family Nurse Practitioners, and Nurse Executives. Three master’s level certificate programs in Nursing Education, Adult-Gerontology Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Family Nurse Practitioner are also available. The graduate program has a strong clinical emphasis and prepares graduates for diverse leadership roles.
All programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) . Throughout the programs, various part-time and full-time employment opportunities are available in local health care agencies giving students work experience that relates to their university studies.
Flexible schedules allow students to pursue programs part-time and full-time. These are university programs, with students sharing in the social and cultural aspects of college life, while developing their potential as persons, citizens, and nurses. Admission to nursing programs is competitive and is determined by program admission committees in the College of Nursing. Special requirements for admission and progression are available through the College.
- Graduation from an accredited baccalaureate program in nursing.
- Evidence of current United States registered nurse licensure nurse licensure.
- Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
- Basic physical assessment course.
- Introductory statistics course (within five years prior to admission). 6. Criminal background check clearance (Information about testing to be obtained through College of Nursing.)
- The Graduate School accepts valid TOEFL scores earned through the paper-based test and Internet-based test. Institutional TOEFL scores (ITP) are not accepted. The minimum paper-based test score required for admission is 550. The minimum Internet-based test scores required for admission are the following:
- Writing 18
- Speaking 18
- Listening 14
- Reading 19
- Total 77