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- Freshman Acceptance Program - A general four-year
undergraduate degree where students are accepted into the nursing program as
freshman. Nursing classes begin in the fall semester of the sophomore year.
Students will have the opportunity to live together in a designated block of
dorm rooms, take an introduction to nursing elective, be assigned a SON faculty
advisor and mentor, and participate in SON social events throughout the academic
year. By the end of the freshman year, students must meet minimum nursing
admission standards for progression into nursing courses.
- Traditional BSN Program - A general four-year undergraduate
degree. Nursing classes begin in the fall semester of the sophomore year.
- Transfer BSN Program - A two-year program for transfer
students holding an AA or a BS or BA degree from a regionally accredited college
or university. Nursing classes begin in the summer or fall semester.
- Second Degree BSN Program - A 16-month program for students
who have a BS or BA from a regionally accredited college or university. Nursing
classes begin in the summer semester. A foreign MD to BSN program option is
available. Foreign MD to BSN students must meet the second degree to BSN
admission criteria and follow the second degree curriculum. Foreign MD to BSN
students have the opportunity to satisfy requirements for pharmacology,
assessment and pathophysiology though examination.
- RN-BSN Completion Track - For registered nurses, offered in
a ground based on-campus or at satellite locations, or through an online/
distance learning format.
- RN-MSN Completion Track - For registered nurses, offered in
a ground based on-campus and online/ distance learning format.
- Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program - A graduate
program with cognates in either Education or Nursing Leadership and the
Healthcare System, a dual MSN/MBA option, and FNP program with the option of ENP
- Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program- A
post-master's program that builds upon the competencies of the MSN to prepare
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) for the highest level of practice.