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B.S. Nursing

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

NSU's Traditional Nursing Bachelor’s Degree (BSN) is a highly competitive pre-licensure program that prepares students as generalists in the practice of professional nursing. Upon graduation, you will be eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX–RN).

What to Expect as a Nursing Student

You'll start by fulfilling your prerequisites during your first two years at NSU and begin the Traditional Nursing program in year three. Here's what to expect in the Nursing Program:

  • A challenging curriculum that combines both classroom and clinical learning (link to courses)
  • Between 6 to 12 hours a day spent in clinical settings, including the simulation lab and affiliated healthcare facilities (link to info on partner facilities)
  • Program completion in 22 months, after admittance to the Traditional Nursing Program
  • Outstanding preparation for NCLEX-RN exam or graduate studies

Where will my BSN take me?

Our country faces a critical nursing shortage. As an NSU graduate, you'll be in high demand, due to the quality of our program. With your BSN, you can pursue your dreams and gain expertise in the areas you are most passionate about.

NSU graduates are leaders in the nursing profession, practicing in:

  • Children's hospitals and urban medical centers
  • Community health centers and clinics
  • Nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities
  • Public schools, university medical centers and private medical practices

Whether you choose to begin your career right away or advance your education, your BSN is the foundation for a rewarding future in nursing.


  • Average Class Size: 20
  • Preadmission exam required
  • Total Credit Hours: 121
  • Prepares you to take the license exam for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN)
  • Graduates obtaining a job: 100%


  • NSU Nursing Honor Society
  • Service Learning Opportunities
  • NSU Clinical Affiliations

Admission Criteria

Admissions Coordinator
Ms. Desma B. Lans
(757) 823-2205

Applications for the Traditional are open to all qualified students and highly competitive. Admission is not guaranteed.

Notes on Program

Once admitted to Traditional Nursing program, students progressing on-time will complete in 22 months.

Clinical hours may range from 6 hours to 12 hours per day dependent upon clinical.

Every effort will be made to have lecture and clinical held during weekdays, however some evening and/or weekend clinical arrangements may be necessary.

Links To B.S. Nursing (Traditional Track) Program Guides