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Undergraduate Nursing (BSN)


The School of Nursing and Health Sciences constructs that learning environment by supplying students with experienced advisors. All nursing students are provided with advisors who are ready to assist them throughout the nursing program. In addition, they receive guidance from a National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) coach who will help them prepare for their licensing test.

SONHS also instills excellence and understanding through hands-on usage of on-campus laboratories. The health assessment lab mimics a doctor's office for students to make full health assessments and physicals. The simulation labs allow students to examine patients throughout a typical lifespan, including a state-of-the-art birthing center. Additionally, SONHS has medical examination rooms where students are able to practice what they learn in the classroom.


Below are some details about the bachelor of science in nursing (BSN):

  • The nursing major is 55 credit hours.
  • Courses emphasize the art and science of nursing.
  • Course work involves small group discussions, seminars, lectures and clinical practice.
  • Courses expose students to diverse health care systems and clinical experiences take place with clients of varied ages, circumstances and needs.
  • Mentoring courses provide students with the opportunity to form a learning community partnership with a faculty member and a small peer group.
  • Academic support services are provided to facilitate student learning and success.

Admission Requirements

Please check out the admission requirements for full details about what is necessary to apply for the BSN. If you are transferring into nursing, please see the transfer admission requirements for the BSN.

Program Requirements

For more information, please review the program requirements and course descriptions in the SXU Academic Catalog.

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