Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree will prepare you for a career as a registered nurse (RN).

As a pre-nursing student during your first two years at ACU, you'll take general education courses that lay the foundation of math, biology and chemistry principles for your nursing studies, as well as the communication, critical thinking and Biblical background for a career as an exceptional, Christ-centered leader in the health professions.

During the spring of your sophomore year, you'll apply for admission to the ACU School of Nursing.

After Acceptance

Once accepted, you will spend your junior and senior years in nursing courses and clinical experiences that prepare you for the NCLEX-RN exam and for your nursing career.

As part of the curriculum, you'll work with state-of-the-art medical technology in simulation labs, discuss current issues in health care, and learn an evidence-based approach to assessing and treating patients. In addition, you'll have opportunities for undergraduate research, faculty mentorship, NCLEX-RN test preparation, career advising, medical mission trips and other co-curricular activities.

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Real-world Opportunities

Lydia (Noles '05) Ezzell
Registered Nurse,
Hendrick Medical Center ICU;
Family Nurse Practitioner,
Dyess Air Force Base
B.S.N., RN, M.S.N., ENP


"Nursing is a ministry. I love bedside nursing and one-on-one contact with the patient. Whether I am giving medications or simply rubbing a patient's feet with lotion to make her feel better, what I do has an impact on the people I touch. The most memorable moments in my career occur when, even after a high-intensity, high-stress patient, I realize that I was part of something that was life-changing for someone."