Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (4-year) 


Kimberly Wolfgang
Clarion campus
132 Ralston Hall

814 393 1851
The new traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing 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.

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What are the differences in the ASN and the BSN four-year program?

BSN Admissions Policies

BSN Curriculum Plan & Checksheet

BSN 4 Year Handbook

BSN Student Achievement Outcomes

Last Updated 10/9/18