Bloomsburg University (BU) is home to the Department of Nursing, which is part of the College of Science and Technology (COST). BU is one of 14 member institutions of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). Institutional accreditation is provided by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Nursing programs are also additionally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Bloomsburg University offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), an RN-BSN Program, and an Accelerated Second Degree Program. The BSN requires 120 credits in total for all three paths (with up to 63 granted upon admission for the RN-BSN degree completion program for qualified students). Courses are 100% online and taught by faculty experienced in online delivery of nursing education. Sample courses include:
- Role Development for the Professional Nurse
- Introduction to Nursing Research
- Transcultural Health
- Family Nursing
The highly-competitive bachelor’s of nursing programs have a success agenda for students that includes a goal of at least “80 percent of nurses to be baccalaureate prepared for magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).” A partnership with Geisinger Medical Center (GMC) also increases the potential enrollment. Finally, students have access to the SSL, a skills simulation lab, which includes laptops, adult and pediatric mannequins (some computerized), hospital beds and other resources.