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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

As a nurse, you can make a real difference in someone’s life. Whether you are working in a clinic, office, or hospital, you’ll offer hope to patients and their families as well as celebrate with them when they receive good news.

Of all the helping professions, nursing is the most respected, according to a Gallup survey. Nursing is also a career field where jobs are plentiful; the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a nine percent job growth for RNs and a 45 percent job growth for advanced practice registered nurses between now and 2030.

Because there is a high demand for nurses, there’s never been a better time to get a bachelor’s degree in nursing that will not only lead to a coveted registered nurse (RN) designation, but also to an exciting career where two days are rarely the same. With the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from AUM, you’ll gain valuable classroom knowledge and practical experience, such as working in the Warhawk Hospital, a simulated interprofessional experience to help prepare you for work in a clinical practice team. You’ll learn technical skills as well as important “people skills”—such as interpersonal communication and time management—that could lead you to other career options: nursing administration, nonprofit management in nursing, public health nursing, correctional facilities, or being a missionary nurse in clinics across the world.

Considered one of the best in the state, AUM’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a traditional, four-year baccalaureate program with two full-time, two-year components: lower division (Pre-nursing) and upper division (Nursing).

  • The Pre-nursing component takes four semesters to complete if taken on a full-time basis.
  • The Nursing component takes five semesters to complete and must be taken on a full-time basis. It is a professional, limited-access program requiring a separate application.

Following successful completion of the registered nursing program, graduates can apply to take the RN licensure exam.If you are already an RN with an associate’s degree—and are seeking a BSN degree to expand your salary range and career options—you may be interested in our RN to BSN program. Because it is offered totally online and may be completed in three semesters of full-time study, many of our RN to BSN students work full time.

The Know How

What you will know with a Nursing degree from AUM


Besides learning the technical skills for nursing, you’ll also develop critical thinking, communication, and organizational skills—critical attributes for any kind of leader.


Before you leave AUM with your degree and RN credentials, you will have collaborated with dozens of other healthcare team members and served scores of actual patients.


As a nurse, you’ll be trusted by colleagues and patients alike. As a profession, nurses earned the highest score in a 2020 Gallup poll for honesty and ethics.


Nurses are a vital part of delivering healthcare in many different settings. You can choose from over 100 different types of nursing specialties, which means you’ll likely never be bored.


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Is a Degree in Nursing right for me?

What types of jobs can I get with a nursing degree?

Check out our Career Discovery Board on this page to begin exploring your options. Contact us for a personal conversation or send us an email, so we can get the answers you need.

Will I have a good career with a bachelor’s degree in nursing?

Nursing can be a rewarding and fulfilling career path. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a nine percent growth in nursing jobs nation-wide between now and 2030.

How much money do nurses make?

It depends on several factors, like education level, job title, and work experience. RNs have a median annual wage of $75,330, while nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners have a median annual wage of $117,670.

Is this major just for those who want to go on to graduate school?

No, but a lot of graduates do seek advanced degrees, which expands their career options. AUM also offers such degrees, at the master’s, post-graduate certificate, and doctorate levels


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Rewarding Occupations and Job Growth

With this bachelor’s degree as your educational foundation, you have many career possibilities.
Note: Salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education, training, demographics, and industry. Here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

Career/Job TitleEntry-level Education RequirementsJob Growth 2020-2030Annual Median Salary
Registered NurseBachelor's degree 9% (Faster than average)$75,330
Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse PractitionersMaster’s degree45% (Much faster than average)$117,670

Quick Facts

At AUM’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences, you will have hands-on learning experiences, working side by side with scholars and researchers using state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment. 

Our academic departments include the School of Nursing, Medical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences, and Communication Disorders. To help you pay for college, you might qualify for one of our scholarships.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing


This degree requires students to meet on campus. Students in these courses enroll in a program to connect in a campus setting and to collaborate using a variety of technological and educational tools. Professors play an inspirational role in building relationships among teams and individuals in this setting. The criteria for many programs can only be met with In-Class coursework. Be sure to check with your advisor to understand the best route to take.

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Required Courses

To complete this degree concentration, you will need to complete courses in the university core, nursing, and electives. Contact the School of Nursing for a current listing of courses required to complete this program. 

The course listings below are only a few of the classes this concentration requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor.

Course NumberCourse NameWhat you will know…
NURS 3111Fundamentals of Professional NursingStudy of concepts essential for professional nursing practice across settings of care.
NURS 3150Evidence Based PracticeEvidence-based practice concepts essential for the practice of nursing.
NURS 3210Clinical PharmacologyThe nurse’s role in therapeutic pharmacology.
NURS 4251Care of Pediatric Patient & Support NetworkThe concepts needed for caring for children, their family, and their support network.

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