Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Building upon the mission, vision, and values of the University of Charleston, the Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing Program’s mission, through a combined nursing and liberal arts education, is to prepare a professional nurse generalist for nursing practice using the nursing process to assist individuals, families, and groups to optimal levels of health in a variety of settings. Graduates are qualified to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to become registered nurses. Education occurs in a liberal learning environment that develops critical thinking skills in the application of the nursing process. Emphasis is placed on the life-long development of ethical, legal, and evidence-based practice of professional nurses. Graduates learn to implement therapeutic nursing interventions using the nursing process that value and optimize health and abilities of clients.
The mission of the Baccalaureate of Science Nursing Program encompasses the University of Charleston’s mission to prepare each student for a life of:
- Productive work as registered professional nurses:
- Enlightened living recognizing the need for life-long development for evidence-based nursing practice; and
- Community involvement serving society in interactions as professional nurses.
The BSN program provides a solid foundation for graduate education.
- Technology enhanced classroom facilities
- State-of-the-Art assessment and skills laboratory
- Clinical experiences in a wide variety of health care settings, including a Level I trauma center
- Virtual clinical instruction
- Small clinical lab sections with 10:1 students or less teacher ratio
- Innovative health promotion course devoted to promoting wellness across the lifespan
- Extensive nursing practicum in the final semester under the supervision of faculty and clinical nurse preceptors
Download the Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) Student Handbook.