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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Preparing healthcare leaders to meet the challenges of the future.

A career in nursing offers a chance to help, heal, and bring hope, and it begins with a bachelor’s degree from Bellin College. Extensive clinical experience, the opportunity to learn multiple specialties, and an emphasis on leadership will allow you to be more confident and marketable in your career.

Nurses are responsible for the delivery of effective, high-quality patient care in collaboration with other health care professionals. Graduates of Bellin College serve as role models for professional nursing, community service, and lifelong learning. Our graduates are prepared to address the healthcare needs of a diverse, global society and its individuals, and are committed to advancing the professional practice of nursing.

“A career in nursing promises a GREAT future!”

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About the Degree

Nursing courses begin in the first semester of enrollment and are taken concurrently with Bellin College general education courses. These courses are taught by experienced faculty utilizing the latest technology. General education courses are also accepted from accredited two or four year institutions. The BSN degree requires a minimum of 120 credits for graduation.

BSN Program Options

BSN Traditional Option

The BSN Traditional Option is designed for students who have or will have a high school diploma at the time of enrollment and have completed 28 or fewer transferable, program required general education credits. Traditional students begin as freshmen and complete the BSN degree in four years.

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BSN Sophomore Transfer Option

The Sophomore Transfer Option for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing is designed for students who have completed specific general education courses (29 credits). Students admitted to the sophomore option complete two freshman nursing courses online in the summer and then join the traditional sophomore class in the fall. Students complete the BSN degree in three years. Nursing courses are taken concurrently with general education courses starting with the first semester of enrollment.

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BSN Junior Transfer Option

The Junior Transfer Option for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is designed for students who have completed the majority of the 56 Bellin College required general education credits. All science courses must be completed successfully by the time of entry. Additional general education courses may be completed during program of study if needed. No prior degree is required for admission. Students admitted to the Junior Transfer Option complete two nursing courses online in the summer followed by nursing face-to-face and hybrid courses enabling the students to complete the BSN degree in two years.

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BSN 15-Month Option

The 15 Month Option is a fast-track program designed for students who have completed the Bellin College required 56 general education credits. This program begins in either January or June and allows students to complete their BSN degree in 15 academic months.

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BSN Program Outcomes

At the completion of the program, the graduate is able to:

  • Apply the critical thinking process to professional nursing practice.
  • Possess a philosophy that encompasses the values and attributes of professional nursing.
  • Synthesize general education and nursing knowledge into professional practice.
  • Use effective interpersonal and technological communication in the provision of nursing care.
  • Achieve quality health care outcomes by integrating the professional nursing roles into practice.
  • Incorporate the principles of health promotion and maintenance, disease prevention, illness management, and end-of-life care into nursing practice.
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