Considered one of the best in the state, the AUM Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a traditional, four-year baccalaureate program with two full-time, two-year components: lower division (Pre-nursing) and upper division (Nursing).
The number of students admitted to upper division is limited, and applicants are chosen based on their academic performance in the lower division prerequisites, Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) score, an interview, math and science grades, and amount of AUM credit earned.
The convenient RN to BSN program is for registered nurses who have an associate’s degree and are seeking a BSN degree. This program is offered totally online and may be completed in three semesters of full-time study.
BSN graduates are prepared to provide comprehensive care in a variety of acute, community and rehabilitative settings. The baccalaureate curriculum provides a solid foundation for graduate study. All nursing program options have been developed consistent with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (2008) and The Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing (2011). The DNP program has been developed consistent with The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (AACN, 2006). Specific program curricula can be found in the AUM catalog.
Documents for Pre-nursing Component
Documents for Nursing Component
Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries nationally.
The job outlook for nurses is excellent. Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the median annual wage for registered nurses is $73,300.
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The traditional BSN Program for non-nurses is a full-time program of studies with classroom, clinical laboratory, simulation experiences and clinical practice in a variety of health care agencies. This program track is comprised of 63 semester hours and upon successful completion of the program, students are prepared to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination.
The RN to BSN: Educational Advancement for Registered Nurses (EARN) program for Associate Degree nurses seeking a BSN degree is comprised of 30 semester hours and all courses are offered online. The AUM faculty members teaching online have been prepared according to the highest quality standards for online education. An advisor maintains contact with students throughout their progression in the program to facilitate access to classes and other needs.
The graduate MSN Program options are online and have specific curricula found on the website. A graduate advisor maintains contact with students throughout their progression in the program to facilitate access to classes and other needs.
The DNP program, planning to commence in January 2019, will be a post-master’s program. Graduates from the DNP program will practice as nurse practitioners, nurse executives, clinical nurse specialists, midwives, nurse anesthetists and educators in a plethora of settings. A doctoral advisor will maintain contact with students throughout their progression in the program.
Program curricula can be found in the online catalog, student handbooks located on the website and from an academic advisor.
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