Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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

As a pre-nursing student during your first two years at ACU, you will take general education courses that lay the foundation of math, biology and chemistry principles for your nursing studies, as well as 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 will 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 your nursing career.

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

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CCNE Third-Party Comments


CCNE policy requires that institutions provide an opportunity for the program’s identified communities of interest (e.g., students, alumni, faculty, employers, etc.) to provide written input into the deliberations of the evaluation team. As your program is scheduled for an on-site evaluation by CCNE, you must notify your communities of interest approximately three months before the evaluation that an accreditation review is scheduled and indicate that written and signed third-party comments will be accepted by CCNE until October 6, 2014. The announcement must include CCNE's name and mailing address, and ask that all comments be directed to:


Catherine Sneed
Accreditation Coordinator
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036


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