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Nursing (BSN) Program Overview

Dr. Jessica Sharp, Dean of Bluefield’s School of Nursing calls the undergraduate nursing degree program a life changer. When you become a nurse, you can transform the lives of others and transform the healthcare system.

You won’t have to wait until you complete our four-year program to begin transforming the lives of others. Our accredited nursing major includes real-world experience in healthcare settings through practicums that reflect the academic work. Classes are held in state-of-the-art biology, chemistry, and practical nursing labs led by faculty who do everything they can to help you succeed academically, professionally, and spiritually. By the time you graduate, you’ll be ready to take and pass the NCLEX-RN certification exam.

A Christ-centered Nursing Degree

The undergraduate nursing degree program at Bluefield University reflects the school’s commitment to a Christ-centered, transformative educational approach. As a program, we place special emphasis on training nurses to work in underserved areas such as rural and economically disadvantaged communities. It is our passion to teach students to care for all those in need of healthcare as servant leaders.

If your heart calls you to serve others, our BSN nursing degree program is right for you. Take the first step by scheduling an on-campus visit to see all that our BSN program has to offer.

The Academic Catalog is the student’s guide to all policies and procedures for Bluefield University. Requirements for full admission to the BSN program are available in the Catalog. Applicants who meet entrance standards for the University but who have not met all requirements for the BSN program may be admitted into the ‘pre-nursing’ program. Students in this program take first-year nursing courses while working to attain the required GPA and/or meet the testing benchmarks. Courses and coaching in the first year help prepare students for the required test. All requirements must be met by the end of the first year for students to continue in nursing.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Bluefield University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Tuition: On-Campus Tuition & Fees
Next Start: August 2024 (On-Campus)
Time to Complete: 4 years

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Courses & Requirements

Bachelor's Degree (BS)
General Education (56 Credits)

General Education requirements may be fulfilled in more specific courses for certain majors

  • Intro to the Writing Process
  • Argumentative & Analytical Writing Literature (3 Credits)
  • Biblical Perspectives
  • Invitation to Inquiry
  • Personal Wellness & Lab
  • Character Formation
  • US or World History (3 Credits)
  • Intro to Psychology
  • Fine Arts (3 Credits)
  • College Algebra (3 Credits)
  • Intro to Statistics (3 Credits)
  • Chemistry (4 Credits)
  • Fundamentals of Speech
  • Additional Science
    • Anatomy & Physiology I & II (8 Credits)
    • Microbiology
    • Abnormal Psychology
Core Requirements (61 Credits)

  • Introduction to Nursing Fundamentals
  • Health Assessment *
  • Pharmacology
  • Concepts of Professional Nursing
  • Health Tech & Informatics for Professionals
  • Pathophysiology
  • Nursing Care of Older Adult *
  • Nursing Care of Patient with Chronic Illness *
  • Transcultural Nursing
  • Women’s Health
  • Nursing Care of Children & Families *
  • Nursing Research & Theory
  • Nursing Care of the Patient with Behavioral Health Issues *
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Nursing Care of Communities *
  • Nursing Care of Patient with Acute Illness *
  • Evidence-based Complex Nursing Practice *
  • Professional Nursing Synthesis/Capstone
  • Transitions to Professional Practice *

* Clinical hours required

Electives (3 Credits)
Total Credits: 120

Career opportunities available to graduates of this program include:

Registered Nurse
Public Health Nurse
Case Management Nurse
Clinical Research Nurse
Forensic Nurse Consultant
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