Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Through the school’s accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABSN) program, students who already have a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field can pursue professional nursing. The Veterans BSN (VBSN) program is an option for military veterans seeking to capitalize on their military training and experience, for which they are eligible to receive academic credit. These 15-month, full-time programs draw upon students’ previous knowledge from the natural and behavioral sciences, the humanities, and nursing theory to critically analyze and synthesize responses to health problems and provide appropriate nursing interventions. Taught to practice in a multicultural world, students learn to use the nursing process to support and promote health in diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities.
Graduates of the ABSN and VBSN degree programs are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience needed to enter the nursing profession with high ethical, legal, and professional values. What’s more, upon completion, students will have earned 12 graduate credits, with at least 9 graduate credits eligible to be applied to any of GW’s master of science in nursing (MSN) degree programs within five years.
Housed at GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus, the programs offer the unique opportunity to put theory into practice through the school’s Skills and Simulation Laboratory, a sophisticated and innovative learning environment in which students gain hands-on experience even before entering a clinical facility.
As the curriculum advances, students are placed in clinical rotations in top-rated facilities in the greater Washington, DC, area, including Northern Virginia. This gives students highly valued exposure to medical and surgical nursing, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychiatric nursing, and community health. The combination of learning in a traditional classroom setting, in a premier simulation lab, through online courses, and in myriad clinical environments makes GW’s ABSN and VBSN programs exceptional choices for aspiring nurses.
The followed requirements must be fulfilled: 60 credits including the required curriculum and at least 700 clinical hours; clinical hours are a component of some required courses.
|NURS 3110||Transition into the Nursing Profession|
|NURS 3111||Foundations of Health Assessment|
|NURS 3112||Adult and Aging Acute and Chronic Illness|
|NURS 3113||Adult Medical-Surgical 1 Lab|
|NURS 3114||Advanced Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing|
|NURS 3115||Adult Medical-Surgical 2 Lab|
|NURS 3116||Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing|
|NURS 3117||Maternity and Women’s Health Care|
|NURS 3118||Pharmacology I|
|NURS 4116||Children and Families|
|NURS 4117||Epidemiology and Community Health|
|NURS 4118||Pharmacology II|
|NURS 4119||Patient Safety and Health Care Quality|
|NURS 4120||Capstone: Transition to Practice|
|NURS 6203||Nursing Leadership *|
|NURS 6204||Health Information and Technology *|
|NURS 6205||Health Policy, Quality, and Political Process *|
|NURS 6207||Evidence-Based Practice for Health Care Researchers *|
*May be applied to the Master of Science in Nursing programs at The George Washington University.