New 4-Year Traditional BSN at Clarion Campus
The new traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program is innovative in its approach to nursing education. Unlike many nursing programs, students in Clarion’s BSN program will participate in nursing courses and be introduced to research and critical thinking beginning in the first semester. Several high-impact educational practices such as clinical experiences, nursing courses, collaborative assignments, undergraduate research and a capstone project are incorporated throughout the curriculum.
The program utilizes a highly successful clinical immersion model in which several instructional methods are used to support lectures and discussions. Simulation laboratories, volunteer experiences in health care agencies, and creative, hands-on experiences such as live standardized patient labs and research studies are in place throughout the freshman through junior years as components of clinical learning to support senior-level clinical preparation.
In the senior year students will be immersed in clinical practice and will complete five clinical specialty rotations, after which they will participate in a clinical preceptorship. Capstone courses are offered in the final two semesters of the program and will result in a completed research project.
Important Links:The following links provide more information to those seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree:
- Is this the right program for me?
- Fact Sheet (information about nursing profession, admission requirements, prerequisite courses, essay submissions, NLN pre-entrance exam and other important facts)
*SAT scores of 1000 or higher preferred and NLN scores of 110 or higher preferred with highest priority to those with scores over 120.
- BSN Admission Checklist and Curriculum (program requirements and sequencing)
- Course Descriptions
- BSN Mission, Vision, Purpose, Core Values, and Program Outcomes
- BSN Handbook (All students are required to review the handbook.
- BSN Fact Sheet