The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is a four-year program that offers a broad foundation in liberal arts and science and an extensive range of nursing courses.Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become registered nurses. A four-year education helps nurses navigate the increasingly complex medical field. In its Future of Nursing Report, the Institute of Medicine recommends that 80 percent of all nurses have, at minimum, a baccalaureate degree by 2020. Hospitals applying for Magnet status employ a larger proportion of nurses with a B.S.N. degree than without. Many institutions also have higher pay grades for bachelor's-prepared nurses.
Upon completion of the bachelor of science in Nursing program, the students will be able to:
- Evaluate principles, models, and theories from nursing and related disciplines for applicability in clinical practice.
- Apply the nursing process with individuals, families, and groups of diverse cultural, ethnic, and racial backgrounds in a variety of health care settings.
- Collaborate with colleagues from nursing, other disciplines, and consumers to facilitate desirable outcomes in clinical practice.
- Demonstrate accountability in the delivery of professional nursing care.
- Participate in activities that advance nursing as a profession and oneself as a professional.
The Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus nursing program is offered through the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing and is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing is one of the largest educators of pre-licensure students in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with over 2200 undergraduate and graduate students on 13 campuses. Our College is positioned to lead the next generation of nurses and nurse scientists while enhancing the health of all people through quality care and education.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post graduate APRN certificate program at The Pennsylvania State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001; 202-887-6791.