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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

PRELICENSURE BSN TRACK PROGRAM- 3 Years (12 Quarters)

At a Glance

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Prelicensure) degree program at Beckfield College will prepare graduates through student-centered learning to practice as a generalist and as a member of a healthcare team in a variety of settings.

 

FAST FACTS

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3 Year BSN Program Length

3 Years
(bachelor’s degree program)

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Employment Rate

Employment for BSN is projected to grow 6% from 2021 to 2031†

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State Annual Median Salary

State of Kentucky mean salary is $67,260; state of Ohio median salary is $71,640 per year*

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Job Placement Rate

Job Placement Rate is 76%

Curriculum

The curriculum of the BSN program provides an integrated approach to nursing, which includes:

  • Exposure to many areas including adult health, maternal, pediatrics, mental health, community health,
    and disaster management.
  • Professional development & ethics.
  • Graduates must take the NCLEX-RN exam for licensure and employment as nurses.
  • Activities promoting the preparation of graduates to take the NCLEX-RN® exam to be eligible for licensure and employment as a Registered Nurse.

Practical Experience

The program includes clinical rotations at various clinical sites such as long-term care facilities, hospitals, rehabilitation units, or community settings.

Entering the Field:

  • Hospitals Healthcare
  • Provider offices
  • Home healthcare services
  • Health specialty centers
  • Nursing homes
  • Private sector

 

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Learn about our virtual-ATI NCLEX® Review

Beckfield College provides the Virtual-ATI NCLEX Review during the time you are attending the nursing program prior to graduation.  It is an innovative, online partnership that prepares nursing graduates for NCLEX success.  The review directly aligns with the current NCLEX test plan.  Through collaboration with a virtual coach and the classroom nursing instructor, students are engaged in a personalized, assessment-driven NCLEX review in an online classroom that provides students access to a variety of on-demand resources.  Students receive feedback and encouragement from their own personal online coach and classroom nursing instructor.  A calendar is provided to guide students’ daily review.  The review is individualized as the student progresses, so special focus is given to topic areas that need more attention.  It works.  NCLEX pass rates are nearly 100% when students follow their coaches’ recommendations.*
*According to ATI.

WHAT DOES A REGISTERED NURSE DO?

A career in nursing offers a wide variety of job responsibilities and duties depending on the setting in which you work. At Beckfield College, our nursing curriculum helps prepare you with the practical skills and knowledge that should help you successfully perform a wide range of job functions, which may include:

  • Observe and assess patient’s conditions
  • Administer medication
  • Operate and monitor medical equipment
  • Teach patients and families how to treat and manage illnesses or injuries
  • Collaborate with doctors and other medical providers
  • Manage other nursing staff
  • Leadership responsibilities

Nursing Career Possibilities

One of the great advantages of pursuing a nursing career is the vast array of job opportunities that will be available to you within the healthcare industry.  A Registered Nurse may work in a variety of healthcare settings, such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Physician offices
  • Home healthcare services
  • Health specialty centers
  • Nursing homes
  • Private sector

REGISTERED NURSE SALARY OPPORTUNITIES

According to the latest national data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the median pay for a Registered Nurse in the state of Kentucky’s median salary is $67,260 and the state of Ohio’s median salary is $71,640 per year. Salary will vary based on experience, location of employment, and the specific job title and duties being performed.*

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RECENT GRADUATES

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  • I began my nursing career in January 1998 as a nursing assistant in long term care. Then in December of 2000, I graduated from LPN school. I worked for 11 years in long term care as a LPN before going back for my RN.I chose Beckfield for my Associate’s Program because of the curriculum that they offered. I would take nursing classes starting Quarter 1 and would incorporate my general studies into the program while taking these nursing courses. I knew that I wanted to be a Director of Nursing and needed my RN for this. Upon completion of my Associate’s Degree, and obtaining my RN Licensure, I felt completely prepared for a leadership role within my organization. The clinical skills experience offered to me by Beckfield, gave me the confidence to approach situations with greater ease. The higher thought processes are a norm at Beckfield. The instructor’s teach you how to “think” while considering the entire clinical picture as well as the ability to anticipate and advocate for the patient.The focus on leadership and the RN’s role in this critical area of nursing, is one of Beckfield’s strongest attributes, in my opinion. I feel like some nursing programs (at least from my LPN experience) teach nurses to “be a nurse”, but at Beckfield, we were taught how to be a “nursing leader”. The knowledge, resources and network connections that have been afforded to me from Beckfield are unmatched. Beckfield has a reputation for preparing excellent, competent nurses and this is an accurate perception. I feel very blessed to be a Beckfield Graduate, from not only the RN Program, but also from their BSN Program!I recommend Beckfield College’s Nursing Program to anyone who is committed to furthering their education in one of the most selfless and rewarding career choices in the world.
    Kristi Hilbert, RN, BSN, DON
    Cum Laude 2013-RN, Cum Laude 2015-BSN

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing 

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Beckfield College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). 

* https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291141.htm#st

†Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 6 percent from 2021 to 2031, as fast as the average for all occupations. (visited 9.15.22) Growth will occur for a number of reasons. Source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm#tab-1

Beckfield College makes no representation, promise, or guarantee that completion of this program either assures passage of any certification examination or acceptance by any state board. Prospective and current students, as well as graduates, are responsible for researching and understanding all examination, registration, or licensure requirements in any state in which they seek to become registered, licensed, or employed. Beckfield College does not guarantee employment or career advancement.

Beckfield College cannot guarantee a student’s eligibility either to take any exam or become certified, registered, or licensed. A student’s eligibility may depend on his or her work experience, completion of high school (or high school equivalency), not having a criminal record, meeting other licensure or certification requirements, or the program or School itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure.