COVID-19 Updates

BSU is open. An initial plan to return to campus in the fall 2020 semester is now available.

 Nursing Major

Traditional BS Nursing Track


Program Description

The Traditional Undergraduate (or baccalaureate) Nursing track offers the Bachelor of Science degree (BS) after the successful completion of four years of nursing curriculum. This nursing track is designed for freshman entry level candidates, however, transfer applicants may also apply. The Traditional BS Nursing track prepares graduates to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nursing Practice (NCLEX-RN). The baccalaureate nursing program prepares the learner as a generalist to practice within the ethical, legal framework of professional nursing. We believe graduates should be prepared to provide therapeutic and culturally congruent care in a variety of settings, to meet the current and future needs of global communities. Graduates are educated to become consumers of research, work collaboratively as a member of the health care team, and utilize emerging new technologies. The following concepts are essential to baccalaureate nursing education: culturally congruent care, research, professional role, and leadership. The generalist role of baccalaureate nursing education is the foundation for specific roles of graduate nursing education.

Program Goals

The Department of Nursing goals are consistent with the mission of the University and reflect the philosophy of the nursing faculty. The Department of Nursing goals are:

  • To provide quality programs supportive of the learning needs of diverse learners so that they may accomplish their educational goals.
  • To provide an environment supportive of quality instruction, the use of technology, scholarly endeavors, and critical thinking.
  • To maintain faculty support systems and staff development programs that foster creativity and facilitate the faculty's contributions to higher education and the nursing profession.
  • To maximize opportunities for students and faculty to participate in the internal operations of the University so as to foster optimal communications and ensure maximum involvement in the development and maintenance of programs and services.
  • To engage in cooperative and collaborative relationships with regional communities that will promote health and nursing.

*Please know that all Transfer Credit Evaluations are officially conducted by the BSU Office of Admissions upon completion of the on-line BSU general admissions application. Please visit the BSU Admissions webpage to learn more about the transfer credit evaluation process.

Fall 2020 Admission

Due to the COVID-19 public health concern and the BSU campus closure, the Department of Nursing has extended the Traditional BS Program application deadline to May 1, 2020.
All nursing application packets must be received by May 1, 2020 to maintain program admission consideration.

  • Submission Date: March 2, 2020
  • Application Deadline: May 1, 2020

Spring 2021 Admission

  • Submission Date: September 4, 2020
  • Application Deadline: October 5, 2020
Note: All admitted nursing students must have a criminal background check conducted in federal and state standards.

Please understand that admission to the Traditional BS Nursing program track is highly selective. There are many more applicants than there is available space. While you may meet the criteria above, there may be more candidates that surpassed the criteria.

For questions or concerns, prospective candidates are required to send inquiries via email to our Nursing Academic Adviser:

Mr. Kenneth Dovale