Bluffton’s nursing program is a dual-degree program. Students earn both an associate’s in nursing from Rhodes State College (leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse) and advanced nursing coursework at Bluffton leading to a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN.) 

BSN coursework provides knowledge and skills in public and community health, healthcare policy and disease prevention, leadership and management. The BSN degree also provides the opportunity for students to develop leadership skills that prepare nurses to collaborate professionally with physicians and other members of the healthcare team.

Why a Bluffton BSN?

  • Students reinforce content learned in the classroom through instructor-guided, clinical nursing sessions in a variety of healthcare settings
  • Clinical fieldwork all four years and pre-professional opportunities through the Bluffton University Student Nurses Organization
  • A advisor dedicated to your success will provide mentorship throughout the rigorous academic program
  • There is the opportunity to participate fully in campus life and athletics

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“I realized during the middle of my [high school] senior year that helping people was my spot.”

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“I began my career in the early 80s and AIDS was just coming to the forefront.”

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