Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bachelor of Science
School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Four-Year Degree


The Westminster College Nursing program is known for its excellence. Students can earn a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing degree through a traditional course of study or complete our RN-to-BS in Nursing track. The program is designed to accommodate beginning undergraduate students, transfer students, and students seeking a second degree. What they all have in common is a desire to enter a dynamic profession that is exciting and touches people at the most important times in their lives. Nurses make a difference—every day.

Key Benefits

  • Clinical experiences in leading healthcare delivery systems, hospitals, clinics and community settings
  • Exposure to high-tech equipment, hands-on procedures, and state-of-the-art facilities, including pediatric and adult human simulator laboratories
  • Valuable experience in giving direct care to patients and their families at times when they are the most vulnerable and in need of your expertise
  • Excellent regional and national reputation—US News & World Reports identifies Westminster College as a "Best Value" for a quality education at a reasonable cost.
  • Nursing courses grounded in the liberal arts
  • Westminster graduates are in high demand by employers in diverse healthcare settings

Accreditation Employers Trust

Westminster College's BS in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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Other Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programs

We also offer a Nursing Direct Entry Program for high school seniors and an RN-to-BS in Nursing track for students who already have their RN.

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Learn More About the RN-to-BS Nursing Program

About the Program

What You'll Learn

  • Synthesize the theoretical and empirical knowledge from nursing, life, physical, and social sciences, and the arts and humanities in professional nursing practice.
  • Integrate critical thinking, innovation, and creativity to provide evidence-based nursing care for individuals, families, groups, and communities in a variety of health care settings.
  • Incorporate professional values and life-long learning in the practice of professional nursing
  • Influence the quality of nursing, patient safety, and health care within practice settings through the use of leadership skills, management concepts, and knowledge of the political system.
  • Collaborate with members of society in disease prevention and promotion of health for diverse individuals and populations throughout the life cycle.
  • Integrate inter-professional communication and collaboration to improve patient health outcomes
  • Examine health care policy, finance, and delivery systems that meet the health needs of society
  • Integrate informatics and technology in the delivery of quality nursing care

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Career Opportunities

Outstanding NCLEX pass rates (89.5% for the 2013 graduates).

Potential Careers

The Westminster College School of Nursing and Health Sciences is committed to prepare you to meet the challenges of one of the most rigorous and rewarding professions you can possibly have. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to your success and will provide the academic support to help you achieve your professional goals.

Tuition and Aid

There's No Better Investment Than You

We know you want an education where you matter—a place that will serve as a launchpad for a successful career and a meaningful life. We’ll work with you individually through every step of the financial aid process. From scholarships to grants and loans, we help you make it happen.

With the highest percentage of students who complete one or more internships in the state, our students hit the ground running with real-world experience. Plus, 90% of our students were either employed or attending graduate school within 5 months of graduating. With a Westminster degree, you don't have to choose between a successful career and a fulfilling life.

Tuition and Fees (2016–2017)

Full-Time Annual Tuition (12–16 credits)

$32,104 ($16,052 per semester)

Financial Aid

Average Total Financial Aid

$26,631 (merit scholarship,work-study, grants and loan funds)


You’ll be Automatically Considered for Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

In addition to general merit scholarships, we have other scholarship programs to support you throughout your time at Westminster.

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