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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
The Department of Nursing Science at Lincoln University offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program to prepare individuals for professional nursing practice. Emphasis within the program is placed on the roles of the nurse and the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice as defined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN, 2008).
The program offers on campus classes, as well as, some online general education and nursing courses. The program is designed for students who desire an initial entry into nursing at the baccalaureate degree level. The program was initiated due to reports from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), indicating due to the complexity of health care, it is imperative nurses be minimally educated at the bachelor's degree level in order to ensure optimal patient outcomes. The Lincoln University nursing faculty will be seeking accreditation for this program.
Applications and reference letters are due the second Tuesday in September for spring admission and the second Tuesday in February for fall admission.
Due to conflicts with the ACT administration dates, a second application opportunity will be allowed Fall 2014. The deadline for late admission is the second Tuesday in November (11/11/2014).