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Nursing- Bachelor of Science

 

Are you a compassionate person who wants to join the fast-growing healthcare industry as a Registered Nurse?

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Provo College prepares the baccalaureate graduate to synthesize information from various disciplines, think logically, analyze critically, and communicate and collaborate effectively with patients and the inter-professional team. The curriculum incorporates current concepts from nursing, related disciplines, and education to facilitate the development of caring and ethical generalist nurses empowered to practice patient-centered, evidence-based care, for diverse populations, in an ever-changing and complex health care environment. Students are provided the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes of baccalaureate generalist nursing practice through on-line and residential classroom instruction, virtual practice, and clinical nursing experiences.

 

The graduate is prepared to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensure examination and practice as a registered nurse in a variety of settings including positions practicing in; long-term care, acute care, complex and critical care, school nursing, home health and community health nursing. Graduates are prepared for leadership and quality improvement positions.

Nursing graduates are trained in:

  • Patient care
  • Nursing fundamentals
  • Pharmacology
  • Therapeutic treatment interventions
  • Medical/surgical and nursing
  • Leadership
  • Mental health nursing
  • Mother/baby and pediatric nursing
  • Licensure examination preparation

Average program length:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing – 120 semester hours

Job Growth

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, job outlook for registered nurses is projected to grow by 19% from 2012 to 2022.* With about 2.7 million jobs in 2012.

Career Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2012 Nurses were employed in the following places*:

  • 61% in Hospitals; state, local & private
  • 7% in Offices of Physicians
  • 6% in Home Healthcare Services
  • 7% in Nursing & Residential Care Facilities
  • The remainder worked mostly in social assistance agencies, government agencies and educational services.

* http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm