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The B.S.N. in Nursing helps you to develop strong technical skills as well as the clinical judgment and critical thinking necessary to succeed in the rapidly changing healthcare system. Classroom study with experienced practitioners and scholars is combined with practice in a sophisticated simulation facility. You also gain clinical experience in community and hospital settings, and the program’s emphasis on global outreach provides well-established study abroad options.

Simulation learning takes place in the 7,000-square-foot RISE Center, a major regional educational resource and a center of excellence for simulation training and research. RISE senior faculty are recognized experts in simulation research.  NCLEX first-time pass rate averages 94.5% for the last three cohorts.

The program offers two different tracks of study: one for high school graduates without a college degree or R.N. licensure, and another for students who already hold a baccalaureate degree in other fields, such as science, humanities or business. The pre-licensure BSN programs at RMU are fully approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. Graduates of the approved programs are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) in any state. Those seeking their B.S.N. as a second degree can complete the program in 15 months. RMU also offers an R.N. to B.S.N. program for registered nurses.

All nursing degree programs in the School of Nursing, Education and Human Studies are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

CCNE

 

Contact

Colleen Sunday, PhD, RN
B.S.N. Program Director
sunday@rmu.edu
412-397-5440

 

Admissions Requirements
4-Year Course Plan

Freshman Year, Fall

Freshman Year, Spring

Sophomore Year, Fall

Sophomore Year, Spring

Junior Year, Fall

  • NURS3020 Management of Adult I
  • NURS3021 Management of Adult I Clinical
  • STAT2110 Statistics
  • Literature (core choices)
  • History/Political Science (core choices)

Junior Year, Spring

  • NURS3050 Nursing Care of Mothers, Newborns and Families
  • NURS3051 Nursing Care of Mothers, Newborns and Families Clinical
  • NURS3055 Nursing Care of Children & Families
  • NURS3056 Nursing Care of Children & Families Clinical
  • NURS3060 Nursing Ethics
  • INFS3440 Health Care Information System or NURS6340 Nursing Informatics

Senior Year, Fall

  • NURS4014 Community Health/Health Promotion Theory
  • NURS4013 Community Health/Health Promotion Practice Clinical
  • NURS4020 Advanced Management of Adult II
  • NURS4021 Advanced Management of Adult II Clinical
  • NURS4025 Nursing Care of Psychiatric Clients
  • NURS4026 Nursing Care of Psychiatric Clients Clinical

Senior Year, Spring

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Introduction to Professional Nursing
Nursing Care - Children & Families
NCLEX Licensure Prep Success
Major Credits
74
Nursing, Biology
Core Credits
40
Communication Skills, Economics, Humanities, History, Sciences, etc.
Elective Credits
6

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More than ever before, today’s complex healthcare environment needs skilled clinicians,  expert communicators, and good people. Our students are about more than a major.

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