Bachelor of Science
in Nursing at
Unitek College

Take the pathway to a rewarding career

Unitek College Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program can lead to a rewarding career as a Registered Nurse or can be a pathway for current LVNs and Associate Degree RNs to take their career to the next level.  Attaining your BSN equips you with advanced tools and experience to meet more complex demands of healthcare and nursing today.

According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), employers are recognizing that education makes a difference and already 86.3% of employers are now requiring or strongly preferring nurses with a bachelor’s degree1. BSNs are the foundation for higher post-graduate study and allow for higher-level responsibilities, such as research, teaching and management positions.

Pathways to earning your BSN at Unitek College

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): A three-year BSN program to prepare graduates for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam.
  • Advanced Placement Option: Individuals who are already an LVN and completed the ASVN or earned the equivalent credits, are encouraged to apply for Advanced Placement status and complete the BSN program in two years.  Students can also take the VN and ASVN programs and continue to BSN through the Advanced Placement path.
  • RN to BSN Online Program: A degree-completion program that transitions Associate Degree RNs into Bachelor’s Degree RNs.  This pathway can be completed in 12 months, depending on transfer credits.

Demand for Registered Nurses

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.3 According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventive care; growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby-boom population, as they live longer and more active lives. Because of a growing demand for registered nurses with greater education, registered nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) will have better job prospects than those without one.

Opportunities for Registered Nurses with BSN

In addition to all the standard duties of a regular RN, RNs with a BSN may also qualify for added responsibilities, specializations and opportunities, including:

  • Management
  • Department Supervisor
  • Research Positions
  • Teaching Positions
  • Hospice Nurse
  • Palliative Care Nurse
  • OB/GYN Nurse
  • Pediatrics Nurse
  • Surgical Nurse
  • ICU Nurse

Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The RN-to-BSN Degree Completion program at Unitek College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org/).

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program is available at the Fremont Campus.
The RN to BSN program is available online only. 


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