Welcome to the Nicholls State University Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program! On behalf of administration, faculty, and current students we appreciate your interest in our program. The BSN degree prepares students to write the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) for registered nurses, leading to that well-deserved title of RN, BSN! As health care reform and policy change moves forward, the demand for registered nurses is expected to grow faster than any other career choice through the year 2020. Now is the time to “make your move!”
The BSN degree prepares graduates for entry-level positions in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, clinics, home health services, schools, correctional facilities, occupational health, long-term care facilities, the community-at-large, and many more settings. Additionally, the BSN degree provides the necessary foundation for students to enter into further graduate study programs.
So, why choose “Nursing at Nicholls?” The Nicholls BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and fully approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. Our passage rates on the NCLEX-RN licensure exam traditionally exceed both state and national averages. The faculty are fully invested in your future through their continued excellence in teaching, service, and scholarly activity; remaining current in the rapidly changing health care environment to ensure that you receive a quality education. Through the process of advising, students develop an important connection with an assigned faculty member who will follow them throughout their degree plan; helping to plan schedules, offering advice, and making recommendations based on student needs. Come visit us in the BSN program and we will show you many more reasons to choose “Nursing at Nicholls!”
Currently, about 33% of nurses in the United States hold a bachelors or higher degree in nursing. Major health care leaders have recommended that at least 80% of nurses should hold bachelors or higher degrees by the year 2020. To help meet that demand Nicholls offers not only the traditional BSN degree, but also offers the LPN to BSN articulation and the RN to BSN articulation programs. Please click on the links to explore your options!
Todd M Keller, DNS, RN, CNE
Associate Professor and BSN Program Director
College of Nursing and Allied Health, Department of Nursing