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Nursing (BSN)

As the realm of modern health care becomes increasingly complex, this rigorous and demanding program requires you to have exceptional leadership and time management skills, self-assurance and critical thinking.

Degrees & Offerings
  • BSN
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Chair of the Department of Nursing, Associate Professor, Director of Nursing Administration/MBA Program
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Other factors suggesting potential for success at Bloomsburg include a strong background in the sciences and algebra, as well as very high reading comprehension skills and a strong work ethic. You'll enjoy high success on the NCLEX examination, a strong placement rate and continuation of graduate studies after initial work experiences.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) recipients (non-R.N.) are eligible to take the NCLEX licensure examination administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Students must assume responsibility for their own travel to both inpatient and outpatient/community clinical agencies at the beginning of the sophomore year. Travel may vary from one mile to approximately 40 miles, depending on the nature of clinical experiences. Student may have to travel to off-site locations for nursing classes.

As a nursing major, you'll take courses in psychology, anatomy and physicology, microbiology, introductory and physiological chemistry and choose from sociology, or cultural anthropology.

Professional courses for "generic students" include professional nursing, nutrition, pharmacology, foundations of nursing practice, health assessment, pathophysiology for nursing practice, nursing research, family nursing, adult health, maternal and child health nursing, public health nursing, psychiatric/mental health nursing and nursing management and leadership.

You'll work with your adviser to complete the B.S.N. curriculum with elective courses that support your personal interests and career goals.

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Licensure and Certification

Professional licensure laws and regulations vary from state to state and are subject to change without notice. If you're planning to pursue a professional credential in a state other than Pennsylvania, it's highly recommended you contact the appropriate state licensing agency to seek guidance and verify requirements prior to starting a program. A Bloomsburg University program that leads to state licensure or certification in PA may not meet requirements in another state. Visit the state authorization page and ncsbn.org for more information.

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Top 10 Ranking
RegisteredNursing.org, a nursing advocacy organization, ranks Bloomsburg’s nursing program ninth in PA.
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Accreditation
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Bloomsburg University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K St. NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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