Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The BSN program curriculum is based on concepts and theories of nursing, liberal arts, and the sciences. The nursing process is incorporated throughout the curriculum. Carefully planned laboratory experiences, such as simulation and clinical experiences, are an integral part of the program of study, beginning in the first semester and continuing throughout. Hospitals and health care agencies in Northern Kentucky, Greater Cincinnati, and Southern Indiana serve as clinical practice settings during day and evening hours.
Graduates of the BSN program are prepared to function as a provider of care, a manager of care, and a member of the discipline of nursing. They use critical thinking, communication, and technical skills in providing care to individuals and families.
Knowledge is specific and factual and can be applied directly to practice. The practice of BSN graduates occurs in a variety of hospital, clinic, and community settings.
Graduates of the BSN program are awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing and are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and to continue their education at the master's and doctoral levels.