Bachelor of Science in Nursing



Bachelor of Science
Major
School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Four-Year Degree

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.

Key Benefits

  • Clinical experiences in leading healthcare delivery systems, hospitals, clinics and community settings
  • Exposure to high-tech equipment, hands-on procedures, and state-of-the-art facilities, including pediatric and adult human simulator laboratories
  • Valuable experience in giving direct care to patients and their families at times when they are the most vulnerable and in need of your expertise
  • Excellent regional and national reputation—US News & World Reports identifies Westminster College as a "Best Value" for a quality education at a reasonable cost.
  • Nursing courses grounded in the liberal arts
  • Westminster graduates are in high demand by employers in diverse healthcare settings

Accreditation Employers Trust

Westminster College's BS in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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Other Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programs

We also offer a Nursing Direct Entry Program for high school seniors and an RN-to-BS in Nursing track for students who already have their RN.

Learn More About the Nursing Direct Entry Program

Learn More About the RN-to-BS Nursing Program

About the Program

What You'll Learn

  • 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

Career Opportunities

Outstanding NCLEX pass rates (89.5% for the 2013 graduates).

Potential Careers

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.

Tuition and Aid

There's No Better Investment Than You

You want a college experience where you matter—a school that will serve as a launchpad for a meaningful life. At Westminster, we are committed to making this experience more affordable to all motivated and talented students, regardless of family financial standing. You will be no exception.

With the highest percentage of students who complete one or more internships in the state, our students hit the ground running with real-world experience. Plus, 90% of our students were either employed or attending graduate school within 5 months of graduating. With a Westminster degree, you don't have to choose between a successful career and a fulfilling life.

Tuition and Fees (2016–2017)

Full-Time Annual Tuition (12–16 credits)

$32,104 ($16,052 per semester)

Room and Board*

$8,190 ($4,095 per semester)

*Room and board above is an estimate based on a double occupancy room with a purple meal plan.

Total Fees

$40,294 ($20,147 per semester)

Financial Aid

Average Total Financial Aid

$26,631 (merit scholarship,work-study, grants and loan funds)

Average Remaining Tuition, Room, and Board

$13,663 ($6,831.50 per semester)

Scholarships

We’ll Help You Invest in Your Future

We automatically consider all accepted freshmen applicants for institutional scholarship and grant programs, with no separate scholarship applications. In addition to general merit scholarships, we have other scholarship programs you can qualify for. At the end of the day, we want to help make your future happen.

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