The University of Mount Union’s direct-entry Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). With new state-of-the-art nursing facilities, our nursing program allows students to be immersed in a setting that will help them gain new skills and hands-on experience.
Students enrolled in the direct-entry nursing program at Mount Union will participate in nursing clinical practicums beginning in their second year as well as other internship opportunities. A rigorous curriculum with roots in the liberal arts tradition combined with extensive clinical practicum opportunities prepares students to be leaders in the nursing profession.
BSN Degree Quick Facts
The University of Mount Union’s four-year, direct entry BSN program benefits and advantages:
- You are admitted directly into the BSN Program as a freshman – no waiting list
- You are immediately introduced to nursing coursework, allowing you more opportunities to explore the different areas of nursing
- You will have the freedom to engage with your peers and work with one another while learning without the pressure of competing for spots in the nursing program
- Newly built, state-of-the-art nursing facilities, including a simulation intensive care unit
- 100% first-time passage rate for the first graduating class in 2017
The BSN consists of 128 credit hours, including the integrative core required by the University.
The BSN is now one of the fastest growing options for those seeking to practice nursing. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) recommends that the BSN become the entry-level degree for professional nurses. According to the Bureau for Labor Statistics, careers for nurses are projected to increase 15% with 438,100 more nursing jobs needed by 2026. Nursing is one of the fastest-growing occupations in the U.S. Nurses make up the majority of the healthcare industry.