Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Make an impact for Christ in healthcare.

The Hunt School of Nursing will equip you with the skills and knowledge to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN). Your coursework will focus on clinical competence, therapeutic relationships, and social awareness, while also helping you care for others through the lens of Christian values. You’ll obtain clinical hours in local healthcare agencies, gaining real-world experience while earning your degree.


What You’ll Learn

As a student in the BSN Program, you’ll have opportunities to:

  1. Use clinical judgment to provide care to clients, families, and diverse populations.
  2. Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration with healthcare professionals, clients, and families to deliver high-quality and safe care.
  3. Integrate current evidence and patient/family preferences in planning, implementing, and evaluating outcomes.
  4. Apply concepts of leadership to promote quality improvement and patient safety.
  5. Utilize information management and patient care technology in the delivery of quality patient care.
  6. Plan self-development to uphold ethical and legal standards to maintain a professional nursing practice.
  7. Provide population-focused care incorporating concepts of health promotion and illness prevention.
  8. Distinguish financial and regulatory healthcare policies that directly and indirectly influence the nature and functioning of the healthcare system.

Available Programs

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), also known as our traditional BSN program option, is a 4-year, on-campus program. This program starts annually in August, with nursing courses beginning in the sophomore year. You will earn your BSN following successful completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours, composed of 60 credit hours of nursing courses. You’ll earn real-world experience through a 120-hour focused client care experience during your last year. Students who successfully complete the BSN program and pass the NCLEX-RN, may be seamlessly admitted into the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

For a more in-depth look at the curriculum and program requirements, visit our Academic Catalog.

For students with a bachelors degree, check out our Accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing program option.

Accelerated Master of Science

The Accelerated Master of Science in Nursing program allows undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students to begin work in the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program while completing their BSN degree. Qualified students may apply for admission to the accelerated master’s program (AMP) in nursing during their junior year (or at the completion of 60 credit hours). 

Students enrolled in this program can take up to 20% of graduate coursework toward the MSN degree while completing their undergraduate degree at GWU, provided they earn a grade of B or better in each graduate course and fulfill graduate-level requirements. Depending on the undergraduate program, up to six credit hours will count in both the undergraduate and graduate programs.

Graduate courses in this program are fully online here.


What You’ll Do

After passing your NCLEX-RN, you’ll begin working as a Registered Nurse. You can find employment at hospitals, medical centers, schools, nursing homes, rehab centers, and more. With additional education, you can pursue careers in research or administration or choose to specialize in various nursing fields.

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