The traditional four-year program is designed for the student who has completed high school level education. Students in this program complete Ashland University core coursework in the first two academic years and begin clinical nursing coursework in their junior year.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing prepares students to practice the art and science of professional nursing. Nursing majors are introduced to the profession’s theoretical knowledge base, research for evidence-based practice, focus on international perspectives in healthcare, apply the nursing process to families and aggregates in the community setting, explore the role of nurse as leader and manager, investigate the role of nurses in legal, ethical and political settings and learn the highly technical and clinical skills needed for working with patients and their families in a variety of settings. This degree also provides the foundation for graduate education in nursing.