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How Does Joyce University’s BSN Nursing Program Work?

Staff Writer
Jun 5, 2023

Our BSN degree program gets you on the hospital floor – or wherever you plan to practice nursing – as quickly and effectively as possible. It is accelerated and rigorous, but we won’t leave you to accomplish your goals alone. Our combination of online asynchronous lecture, hands-on labs, and in-person clinical experiences prepares graduates to pass the NCLEX — the majority on their first try.

All Joyce University students also have access to online and on-campus tutoring through our Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). Because we want to make your financial and professional goals a reality as soon as possible, Joyce doesn’t require any previous nursing experience or prerequisites for qualifying applicants. All course requisites are included in the curriculum.

How long is Joyce’s BSN Program?

Like all things healthcare, nursing school isn’t one size fits all. That’s why Joyce University provides 3 pathways to earning a BSN degree. These tailored pathways allow students with varying academic backgrounds to start their nursing careers with thorough training but no redundant coursework.

Our standard BSN degree is a great fit for prospective students with no nursing experience and no college degree, like recent high school graduates. In just 3 years, Joyce BSN students will become confident, capable nurses ready to make a difference. The program has no prerequisites to apply, and all course requisites are included in the curriculum. Our fast track BSN is shorter than traditional programs, with three semesters per year, flexible online asynchronous coursework, and a dynamic hands-on experiential learning environment for labs and simulations in our state-of-the-industry simulation center.

The accelerated BSN program is an expedited program for career changers with an existing bachelor’s degree in any non-nursing field. The aBSN program allows qualifying students to transfer up to 46 existing college credits and jump right into a nursing program, so they can pursue a nursing degree without redundant academic requirements and achieve their career goals in as little as 20 months. All course requisites are included in the program curriculum, with all coursework completed online and asynchronously. Labs and skill development takes place in person at our simulation center on campus during the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th semesters.

The RN to BSN program is designed for currently licensed RNs with an associate’s degree. This completion program is designed for working nurses and helps them grow their careers and earning potential in just 4 semesters. All coursework is completed asynchronously online so as to help students balance school with the rest of their lives.

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What does Joyce’s BSN Program Curriculum Look Like?

Our BSN curriculum reflects The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education, as established by The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Designed to develop your clinical judgment skills, our curriculum expose you to evidence-based practice through a variety of virtual and hands-on methods so that you can qualify for nursing licensure and gain employment in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings.

Depending on your BSN pathway, you’ll be able to sit for your boards in just 4-8 semesters, then enter the medical field ready to navigate healthcare technology and the medical system and even save lives. Learn more about the curriculum for each pathway on BSN, aBSN, and RN to BSN pages.

Related Resource: Cost and Benefits to Consider With an Accelerated BSN Degree

Applying to Joyce University’s BSN Program

If you’re looking for nursing schools in Utah, Colorado, or Arizona, you’re in the right place. Joyce University offers accelerated BSN programs tailored to a variety of educational backgrounds. Whether you’re coming straight from high school, want to level up your existing nursing career with a BSN degree, or are even looking to change careers, Joyce has a BSN program that can bring you confidently into the nursing career of your dreams.

With cutting-edge simulation technology, hybrid classes for school-life balance, hands-on skill development, and professional networking opportunities, Joyce has everything you need to enter the rewarding healthcare field as a qualified, licensed nurse. Plus with three start dates per year you don’t have to wait around for a new school year to get started. Ready for a rewarding nursing career? Joyce is here to help your goals become reality.

Related Resource: Top 4 Benefits of a Hybrid aBSN Program

*Our accelerated BSN curriculum is designed to meet the licensure and certification requirements in the state of Utah. Contact the licensing agency in your desired state of practice to ensure your license will be viable.

Ready to take the next step? Learn how we can help you reach your career goals. Get more information about our BSN program and financial assistance by requesting more info online or calling (801) 890-4704.


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