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.
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