Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Traditional Option


Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Traditional Option

The Traditional BSN Option prepares students for entry level professional nursing practice. This four year option is designed for students who may or may not have a prior degree. Completion of first level prerequisite courses and a minimum GPA of 3.0 are required to submit an application for a clinical nursing seat.

Baccalaureate education provides the entry level preparation for professional nursing practice.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Function in the beginning role of a baccalaureate generalist nurse in settings that cross all populations and environments
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in the core nursing competencies of clinical/critical reasoning, patient safety, and quality improvement principles
  3. Integrate research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values to facilitate clinical practice decisions
  4. Implement the use of patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices to support safe and effective patient care
  5. Demonstrate basic knowledge of healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environments
  6. Maintain interprofessional collaboration and communication to improve healthcare outcomes
  7. Demonstrate professionalism and its values (including altruism, autonomy, human dignity, social justice, and integrity) as a baccalaureate generalist nurse
  8. Master the required core knowledge for baccalaureate generalist nursing practice

Program Approval and Accreditation


For specific questions not answered here, contact our prospective nursing advisor Linda Goodwin at or 719-255-3867.

For nursing intent and nursing prep students with questions about nursing prerequisite advising and the application process, contact Erin Mitchler,  or phone 719-255-3621.

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