Program Information

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a traditional four-year program that prepares students in the biological, physical, and social sciences, as well as theory and practice of professional nursing.

Nursing students also take a wide range of core curriculum courses in the humanities and liberal arts.

Course Descriptions

The Office of the University Registrar maintains a list of courses and course descriptions for the Nursing Program.  To see the course descriptions for the current academic year, visit the registrar's Web site.

Program Features

  • Hands-on clinical coursework occurs in the first year of study.
  • Senior elective allows students to request a particular clinical or professional area of interest.
  • Students practice clinical experiences on a state-of-the-art patient simulator "GUS" within the O'Neill Family Foundation Clinical Simulation Center.
  • Students utilize the Discovery Center, a state-of-the-art research and teaching laboratory.
  • Small classes.
  • More than 200 clinical affiliations in the Washington metro area
  • Pre-med and study abroad opportunities.
  • Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam for licensure to practice as professional nurses.

Writing in the Major

Undergraduate students in nursing are asked and expected to write scholarly papers during their nursing education and experience.  The ability to write in a scholarly style is integral to their professional growth and communication regarding advances in nursing care and scientific inquiry.  Writing skills are enhanced through evidence-based papers, a scholarly capstone project, and, when eligible, an honors project in nursing.  Click here to read more.

Useful Links

2015-2016 BSN Student Handbook
2014-2015 BSN Student Handbook
Clinical Clearance Directions
Environmental and Occupational Health Minor Requirements
Health Promotion Minor Requirements
Policies and Guidelines
Public Health Minor
Program Brochure