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Nursing (BSN)

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The evolving world of healthcare has created a constantly growing need for nursing professionals of all levels.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in UAFS's Carolyn McKelvey Moore School of Nursing utilizes cutting-edge technology and clinical experience within area healthcare systems to provide the active, hands-on learning necessary to prepare competent and compassionate nurses. UAFS’s nursing program challenges students to think critically in an environment that facilitates educational mobility, personal growth, and a pattern of life-long learning. Through rigorous coursework and immersive clinical rotations, students gain a deep understanding of nursing theory and build essential patient care skills. Our nursing faculty are experienced healthcare professionals dedicated to providing a supportive and engaging learning environment that ensures students develop the critical thinking skills and compassion needed to excel in today’s healthcare environment. There is an additional application process for this program.


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Program Learning Outcomes

  • Use the nursing process and critical thinking to promote, maintain, and restore the health of individuals and families throughout the lifespan.
  • Evaluate the application of research findings to support evidence-based practice.
  • Communicate effectively using interpersonal, written, and technological strategies.
  • Integrate leadership and management skills in the provision of cost-effective quality health care.
  • Individualize culturally and ethnically sensitive health promotion strategies with individuals, families, populations, and communities in a variety of settings.
  • Model professional role development 

What can I do with a degree in nursing?

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing are qualified to sit for the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX). Graduates are prepared for various roles within a multitude of nursing specialties as well as graduate-level nursing education.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual median wage for registered nurses in 2023 was $86,070.

Related Program Pathway

The BSN - Accelerated option is for students who have completed a bachelor's degree prior to admittance.

Certificates of Proficiency

Emergency Medical Technology
This 8-hour program provides you with an introductory course in emergency medical service systems and the basic principles of emergency care. Students entering this program must be at least 18 years of age at the time of National Registry/state testing and hold current American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR certification. All hours earned with this credential transfer into College of Health, Education, and Human Services programs. A grade of C or better is required in all courses applicable to this program.

This 9-credit hour program provides curriculum designed for those in helping professions such as human services, health care organizations, educators, and others. Courses include Intermediate Spanish I, II, and Spanish for the Professions. Beginning Spanish I and II or required placement scores are prerequisites for Intermediate Spanish I. Please note that this certificate program is associated with the College of Arts and Sciences. For more information please contact the World Languages Department.

CCNE Accreditation

CCNE Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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