The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at GWC combines a strong foundation in the sciences with professional training and meaningful clinical experiences. Through the School of Nursing, you'll not only acquire the knowledge and skills you need to be a capable healthcare professional, you'll also gain the tools to make a difference in the lives of your patients and in your community. Your first two years on the George Williams College campus begin with a solid academic core, laying the foundation for success. Your junior and senior years will take place on the Aurora campus, where you must be accepted into the School of Nursing before your junior year. In the School of Nursing, you'll dig into the professional side of nursing, including current research, clinical practice and hands-on internships.
The BSN is also offered as a RN to BSN Degree Completion program for registered nurses who have earned an associate degree or diploma in nursing.
To earn an undergraduate degree in nursing, students complete 123 semester hours in general education and nursing courses. You will complete core science, math and general education courses during the first two years of the program, with professional nursing and clinical courses during the third and fourth years.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program includes:
- 40 semester hours of general education and pre-requisites
- 59 semester hours of nursing courses, with clinical experiences built into the course curriculum
- Clinical experience at area hospitals, clinics and community agencies
When you graduate from the BSN program, you will be prepared to enter the workforce as a baccalaureate-trained nurse, a highly sought position in hospitals and other care facilities. Our graduates have a high rate of success on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), with a 98 percent first-try pass rate in recent years.