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Prelicensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

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, and candidates who enroll at the Purdue Global location in Omaha, Nebraska.

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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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Online and Campus Start Date

April 18, 2018
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Online and Campus Start Date

July 05, 2018
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Sep

Online and Campus Start Date

September 19, 2018
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Dec

Online and Campus Start Date

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. If you possess a LPN license, you may be eligible to complete a condensed program of study at the Omaha campus. 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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Maine/Omaha
  • Core Credits33
  • Major Credits36
  • Nursing Major Credits103
  • Elective Credits10
  • Total Credits182
LPN-to-BSN
  • Core Credits33
  • Major Credits36
  • Nursing Major Credits79
  • Prior LPN Credits24
  • Elective Credits10
  • Total Credits182

Can I Afford This?

Here are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.

Tuition and Fees

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$371.00 cost per credit
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Gainful Employment Disclosures

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

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NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*Graduates must meet state licensing and certification requirements and pass the NCLEX-RN exam to become a registered nurse or the NCLEX-PN to become a licensed practical nurse. Check with your state agency for more information. NCLEX is a registered trademark of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. While the courses in the program may provide the knowledge necessary to sit for this exam, Purdue Global cannot guarantee a student’s eligibility either to take this exam or become certified. A student’s eligibility may depend on his or her work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other licensure or certification requirements, or the program or the University itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure. 

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.