About the College of Nursing
Be more than just “in demand.” Be essential. Advance your nursing credentials and earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a university that has more than 25 years of experience in nursing education. Our degree programs can help you turn your experience as an RN into a bachelor’s degree or prepare you for a leadership role in nursing management, administration or education.
Did you know that America needs more capable nurses as the need for health care continues to grow? Our College of Nursing graduated over 4,500 highly qualified nurses in 2009. Now you too can learn from qualified instructors who aren’t just reciting textbook knowledge. All of the instructors in our Nursing programs have advanced degrees, current unencumbered RN licenses and a minimum of five years experience in the fields they teach.
That means you’re not just getting the benefit of your instructor’s academic background, you’re also gleaning the invaluable knowledge they’ve acquired on the job—knowledge that only comes from their first-hand experiences in patient care.
Earn a Nursing Degree With Real World Application
To ensure you’re getting an education that meets the needs of today’s nursing field, our programs are regularly updated with input from experienced nurses. Who better to weigh in on nursing education than the people who understand the current, day-to-day needs?
Choose from a wide range of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs that are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
- RN to BSN program —The program is designed to enhance the professional knowledge and skills of registered nurses. You’ll study the biological, physical and social sciences that contribute to the science of nursing and the intellectual, social and cultural aspects of the professional nurse. You’ll also learn how to incorporate Dr. Jean Watson’s “Theory of Human Caring” into the workplace. Dr. Watson’s work is based on the philosophy of human caring, as well as the art and science of caring in nursing.
- Master of Science in Nursing—The concentrations offered under this degree program are designed for nurse practitioners, nurses interested in teaching and nurses interested in learning more about the business side of the field.
Through our School of Advanced Studies, you can also earn a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, which emphasizes leadership skills you need to be an effective researcher, educator or administrator.
And if you aren’t ready to commit to a degree, or just want to keep your skills sharp, you can enroll in a certificate program or a professional development course that can help you keep your knowledge up-to-date.
Advantages of Our Nursing Programs
Flexible learning options. Our nursing degree programs are offered online and on-campus at select campus locations. Either way, you can earn your degree around the schedule that works best for you.
Manageable class sizes. Class sizes are small and courses are taken one at a time, allowing you to devote the five to six weeks of class in order to really understand the material.
No waiting list. Classes can start as soon as you’re ready.
Math and writing resources. If you need a refresher in math or algebra, or extra help understanding statistics, you can get online assistance at our Center for Mathematics Excellence. Or if you need a little extra help polishing your writing assignments, you can get help at our Center for Writing Excellence.
Talk to an enrollment advisor to learn more about your degree and financial aid options.
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