A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a four-year degree program that prepares students for careers in nursing and qualifies them for continued academic and professional advancement as educators or administrators.
The BSN curriculum is rooted in the values of our Jesuit mission and a liberal arts education. Students are taught to think critically and communicate effectively, and to transfer these skills to their nursing practice as well as their community. The program utilizes a hands-on approach to nursing education. Students have the opportunity to strengthen their clinical skills and evaluation techniques by using real-world tools provided by the Learning Resource and Simulation Lab Centers. The result is a diverse curriculum both in the classroom and in the field.
- Class schedules and curriculum are customized to student needs and professional/educational backgrounds
- Students who receive the BSN are equipped to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX)
The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice and the post-graduate APRN certificates at the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation). It is also approved by the California State Board of Registered Nursing. Students who graduate from the program are also eligible to receive the California Public Health Nursing Certificate.