NURSING PROGRAMS LEADING TO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE
A program leading to a baccalaureate degree in nursing is generally 4 years in length and is offered by a college or university which provides baccalaureate and/or higher degree education. The nursing curriculum includes classroom and clinical experiences for patients across the lifespan in hospital and community/public settings. The program prepares a minimal competent, independent nursing practitioner for these settings.
Graduates of approved baccalaureate programs earn a college degree and are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN. A RN license is awarded upon successful "Pass" on NCLEX and satisfaction of other licensure requirements.