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Educational pathways to becoming a professional nurse

Three options for a nursing education
Diploma program
Hospital-based 24-month program (registered nurse [RN] eligible)
4-year bachelor's of science in nursing (BSN) degree program
2-year associate degree in nursing (ADN) program


Bachelor's degree programs today

Provide college education and preparation for licensure after passing NCLEX-RN®, as well as advanced college education for established RNs
4-year curriculum with general and nursing focus on:
Liberal arts
Nursing science and clinical nursing skills
Decision making
Care to all patients in a variety of settings
Faculty qualifications usually high
Equips graduates to practice within complex health care systems and to assume multiple nursing roles


Baccalaureate Essentials

Liberal Arts Education
Leadership for Quality Care and Patient Safety
Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice
Information Management, use of patient care technology
Healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environments
Clinical prevention and population health
Professionalism and professional values
Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice