The Bachelors of Science in Nursing is the preferred degree for many professional nurses. The BSN does two things:
The Bachelors of Science in Nursing is most often conferred at a four-year nursing school, or a medical university that features a school of nursing. You’ll have a dizzying array of school choices, each of which offers something different, including program cost, program of study, location and even particular focus (community nursing, family nursing) and more. The school could be small or large, offer career guidance and job placement and various options for financial aid and scholarships.
While the program you choose may be set up differently from another, what remains fairly standard are the curriculum requirements for a Bachelors degreed nurse. Generally the curriculum you’ll get in a BSN program looks similar to this:
Because the BSN is a full-fledged Bachelors degree you’ll complete a number of required courses, such as English/Composition, Art, Literature, History, Physical Education, and Social Sciences.
Clinicals in the BSN encompass a wide array of patient care facilities. Advanced clinicals allow you to choose among unique environments based on your interests and possible goals in the field. For example, you might spend the first part of your degree working in a local hospital, but during the latter part of your studies you may opt to pursue a clinical experience in a long-term care facility, a public health department, a psych facility and more.
Nursing is a career-centric field and as such the avenues for achieving the Bachelors are multi-pronged. Here are the common degree programs that offer nearly everyone interested in nursing an opportunity to get in on this career: