Bachelor of Science in Nursing

RN to BSN Degree

Registered Nurses who complete a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the Adult Undergraduate Program will receive more training in areas such as communication, leadership, and critical thinking, all of which are becoming more important as nursing practice becomes more complex. Additionally, an Adult Undergraduate BSN will provide you with greater knowledge of health promotion, disease prevention, risk reduction, health assessment, and illness and disease management, nursing theories, research, and evidence-based practice and community health.

At NWU, we appreciate the specific needs of adult students pursuing professional growth and mobility. You’ll receive the personal attention associated with a private, liberal arts education. And, you will have the opportunity to complete a BSN in as little as one year—or to work at a slower pace, as needed.

Degree Requirements

The program consists of 32 hours of coursework in the major. In addition, students will choose from 39–45 hours of required general education courses.

General education requirements for graduation from Nebraska Wesleyan University must be fulfilled by all candidates for any baccalaureate degree.

Application Process

See admission prerequisites and apply.

See also, Masters of Science in Nursing degrees and Post Masters Certificate in Nursing.


A BSN will help you develop management, leadership, and communication skills, as well as critical thinking and problem solving so you will be able to communicate your ideas effectively. Additionally, it will prepare you to assist individuals, groups, and communities to prevent disease and achieve optimum levels of wellness.

Career Opportunities

Generally, RNs with at least a bachelor's degree will have better job prospects than those without a bachelor's. While 60 percent of nurses work in hospitals, BSNs also work in schools, doctor's offices, government agencies, nursing homes, and hospice centers. A bachelor's or higher degree is often necessary for securing nursing positions in today’s job market.


The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program is accredited by:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing

One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202.463.6930
Fax: 202.785.8320

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Lincoln, NE 68504

14010 FNB Parkway, Suite 700
Omaha, NE 68154

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Nursing Program Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036
 202-463-6930 FAX 202-785-8320