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The professional nursing curriculum provides undergraduate education for students wishing to prepare for a career as a professional nurse. Graduates are awarded a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and are eligible to write the NCLEX-RN for licensure as a registered nurse.
A pre-professional program in Nursing Science is required of students seeking admission to the professional curriculum. The first two years of course work are designated as Pre-Nursing (PNUR). Although the SON does not offer a separate program for 2nd degree students, students with a bachelor’s degree in other disciplines are encouraged to apply to the professional program. Pre-requisites for second degree students are listed below. The upper-division Professional Nursing Curriculum (NURS) requires five semesters of study, including classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences.
Last Updated: Oct. 18, 2011