Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (4-year) 

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.

Dr. Robin Bilan, Professor
BSN Program Coordinator
+1 814 393 1890

Kimberly Crusan
Clarion campus
132 Ralston Hall
+1 814 393 1851

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BSN Admissions Policies

BSN Curriculum Plan & Checksheet

BSN 4 Year Handbook

BSN Student Achievement Outcomes

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Clarion's Biechner named ROTC Top nursing student

Clarion University has something neither Princeton nor Harvard has: Aryn Beichner (left), the number one nursing student in the Army ROTC cadet corps for the northeast United States and the number two nursing student in the entire United States Army ROTC cadet corps. 

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The Associate of Science in Nursing and both Bachelor of Science in Nursing program options (RN-BSN and traditional 4 year BSN) are accredited by:


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For detailed information about the accreditation status of these programs, please visit the ACEN accredited program website.

Last Updated 7/1/20