Nursing majors practice bedside manner in the nursing simulation lab in McCormick Center

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
Program Contact
Undergraduate Chair, Breiner School of Nursing; Assistant Professor
Senior Associate Dean, Breiner School of Nursing; Associate Professor
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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 (BSN) 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 60 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 physiology, 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 and 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.

CCNE Nursing Accredited

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750 Washington, DC 20001 P: (202) 887-6791 F: (202) 887-8476

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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 for more information.

The Husky Difference

Nursing graduate walks in procession during spring commencement in Redman Stadium
Our nursing program is ranked 8th of 76 schools in Pennsylvania according to In addition, we’re ranked 67th in the Mid-Atlantic region by
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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Commonwealth University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K St. NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
Bloomsburg University listed among the best prelicensure bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) programs in PA
Top 3 in PA
We’re listed by Nursing Schools Almanac as one of the best prelicensure bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) programs in Pennsylvania.
College of Distinction
College of Distinction
Bloomsburg has earned national recognition as a College of Distinction, honored for its quality and high-impact practices.

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