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BS in Nursing

About the Undergraduate Nursing Program

The Westminster College Nursing program is known for its excellence. Students  can earn a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing degree through a traditional course of study or complete our RN-to-BS in Nursing track. The program is designed to accommodate beginning undergraduate students, transfer students, and students seeking a second degree.  What they all have in common is a desire to enter a dynamic profession that is exciting and touches people at the most important times in their lives. Nurses make a difference - every day.

Already have your RN? Find out about our RN-to-BS in Nursing track

Why Westminster?

  • Excellent regional and national reputation.  US News & World Reports identifies Westminster College as a "Best Value" for a quality education at a reasonable cost.
  • Outstanding NCLEX pass rates (89.5% for the 2013 graduates).
  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • Nursing courses grounded in the liberal arts. 
  • Areas of nursing study include pediatrics, critical care, obstetrics, community health, leadership/management, gerontology, psychiatric and medical/surgical nursing.
  • State-of-the-art facilities including pediatric and adult human simulator laboratories.  
  • Westminster graduates are in high demand by employers in diverse healthcare settings.
Program Outcomes
  • Synthesize the theoretical and empirical knowledge from nursing, life, physical, and social sciences, and the arts and humanities in professional nursing practice.
  • Integrate critical thinking, innovation, and creativity to provide evidence-based nursing care for individuals, families, groups, and communities in a variety of health care settings.
  • Incorporate professional values and life-long learning in the practice of professional nursing.
  • Influence the quality of nursing, patient safety, and health care within practice settings through the use of leadership skills, management concepts, and knowledge of the political system.
  • Collaborate with members of society in disease prevention and promotion of health for diverse individuals and populations throughout the life cycle.
  • Integrate inter-professional communication and collaboration to improve patient health outcomes.
  • Examine health care policy, finance, and delivery systems that meet the health needs of society.
  • Integrate informatics and technology in the delivery of quality nursing care.
What Else?

You will have clinical experiences in leading healthcare delivery systems, hospitals, clinics and community settings. You will also be exposed to high-tech equipment, hands-on procedures, and state-of-the-art information technology. Most valuable of all is the experience you will have giving direct care to patients and their families at times when they are the most vulnerable and in need of your expertise.

The Westminster College School of Nursing and Health Sciences is committed to prepare you to meet the challenges of one of the most rigorous and rewarding professions you can possibly have. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to your success and will provide the academic support to help you achieve your professional goals.

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