A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from NU permits you to take the registered nurse national licensure examination and join the ranks of professional nurses who are truly making a difference. You also receive the benefit of attending a private, Catholic, liberal arts university that features personalized instruction, including clinical instruction in the major teaching hospitals and in a variety of community agencies.
In the 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report a call for a more highly educated nursing workforce was issued. A national goal of developing an 80% BSN educated workforce by the year 2020 was established. A sizable body of evidence has linked baccalaureate prepared nurses to improved patient outcomes such as decrease in mortality and failure to rescue as well as having a positive impact on behavioral skills such as communication, critical thinking/problem solving, leadership and professional behavior. Within the IOM report nursing is featured as part of the front line in the future of healthcare and a leader of change. As you look at your educational options in nursing, position yourself to step into that future with a baccalaureate degree in nursing. This foundation will provide a stepping stone to career advancement, graduate education and advanced practice nursing.
The Nursing profession provides a wide range of diversity in terms of work settings. Nurses work in acute care and rehabilitation hospitals, community agencies and schools, research, clinics and physicians' offices.
The Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing program at Newman provides the foundational stepping stone for graduate school. Many graduates further their education as Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners in the Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthetist and Nurse Midwife roles. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, by the year 2020 there will be 400,000 fewer nurses available to provide care than will be needed.
Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook information for Registered Nurses.
A Newman BSN degree allows you to take the registered nurse national licensure examination and join the ranks of professional nurses who are truly making a difference.
Learning occurs within the classrooms, skills laboratories, clinical settings and online. Students will participate in interactive and experiential learning designed to allow application of knowledge and skills to the practice of nursing.
Our smaller class size easily allows interaction with faculty and peers as needed. Classroom presentations engage students in acquiring an understanding of nursing principles and may utilize group, case study, and critical thinking exercises.
The BSN program is approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington D.C., 20036-1120. Accreditation extends through 2019. Newman University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.