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Prelicensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

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The Prelicensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is designed to support the learner through the organization and integration of content, skills, and procedures, along with a dynamic curriculum designed to increase student knowledge and competence and provide the foundation for progressively higher levels of nursing practice. The program emphasizes professional growth and continuous learning, and features a capstone course and a professional development plan that includes career planning.

This program is only available to candidates who are residents of the state of Maine and enrolled at the Purdue Global location in Augusta, Maine.

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Prepare for Licensure.

A student successfully completing the required plan of study and all other graduation requirements may be academically prepared to apply to take the licensing examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN®).*

Discipline-Specific Outcomes

  • Integrate theoretical and empirical knowledge from multiple fields of study, including the humanities, behavioral, mathematical, and biophysical sciences, and nursing, into a basis for formulating nursing practice decisions.
  • Apply the nursing process to the care of patients across the life span and in the continuum of health care environments to promote the achievement of positive patient outcomes.
  • Integrate knowledge from nursing and other disciplines to deliver competent, culturally sensitive, and developmentally appropriate care as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Analyze the impact of power, politics, policy, and financial and regulatory guidelines on health systems.
  • Evaluate research for use in nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate safe and appropriate use of health care and information technologies in the delivery of nursing care.
  • Demonstrate clinical reasoning that reflects ethical, political, legal, and economic values in professional practice.
  • Apply effective communication and collaboration skills within the professional role.
  • Use evidence-based practice and the nursing process to develop solutions related to health promotion, disease, and injury prevention across the life span.
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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Purdue University Global is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

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What are the Career Opportunities?

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is considered essential for registered nurses seeking broader professional responsibilities and career opportunities. Baccalaureate-level nurses are typically generalists that provide direct and indirect patient care.

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How Do I Get Started?

Purdue Global offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.


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April 18, 2018

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July 05, 2018

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September 19, 2018

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December 05, 2018

What Courses Will I Take?

The Prelicensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing curriculum integrates several learning modes, including theory, lab, clinical, and simulation experiences that incorporate the knowledge, skills, and values essential for professional nursing practice. Courses include:

  • Nursing Care of Adults
  • Nursing Care of Childbearing Families
  • Nursing Care of Children, Adolescents, and Families
  • Nursing Care of the Mental Health Patient and Family
  • Nursing Care of the Geriatric Patient
  • Community-Based Nursing Care
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  • Core Credits33
  • Major Credits36
  • Nursing Major Credits103
  • Elective Credits10
  • Total Credits182

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Tuition and Fees

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Desired Track Only one track is available for this program.
Enrollment Location: Maine Only.
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$371.00 cost per credit
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Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

Access gainful employment information, including program length, tuition costs, financing options, and success rates: Augusta and Omaha.†

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*Graduates who pass the NCLEX-RN® exam may be academically eligible for licensure as a registered nurse in Maine. Purdue Global has not made a determination with respect to the licensure or certification requirements for any other states or occupations. Refer to the University Catalog for additional information. NCLEX is a registered trademark of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. 

Purdue University acquired Kaplan University in March 2018 and created Purdue University Global, which is following the same curriculum format and instructional delivery methods as developed and used by Kaplan University. These disclosures are based on Kaplan University data reported prior to the acquisition.