This accelerated concentration allows you to complete your degree in three years rather than four. As a student, you will receive the same high-quality instruction and real-world learning opportunities as our four-year concentration. Students admitted to the university as incoming matriculating students will sign a Degree in 3 contract during undergraduate orientation. The Degree in 3 is an on-campus concentration that prepares graduates for entry into professional nursing practice as a generalist to provide, design, manage coordinate, and evaluate healthcare for individuals, families, groups, and communities across the lifespan in both structured and unstructured healthcare settings.
Students completing the baccalaureate nursing program and meeting graduation requirements will be eligible to sit for the registered nurse licensure examination.
You will begin the five-semester clinical study in your second year with an introduction to basic nursing concepts and health care appraisal courses, medical-surgical adult health courses, psychiatric nursing, pediatrics, and research. In the third year, your clinical courses include nursing of the childbearing family, community health, medical-surgical nursing, critical care, leadership and management, and transition to practice seminar.
If your future plans include a master’s degree or doctoral work, this accelerated program is an excellent precursor.
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