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Why Choose Joyce University’s BSN Program?

Staff Writer
Jun 5, 2023

Top 5 Benefits of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Joyce


A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is one of the most thorough pathways to nursing licensure and a fulfilling healthcare career.

A BSN is one of a few different pathways into nursing. Some nursing students decide to earn their RN license with an associate’s degree, and Joyce University’s ASN program allows students to enter the workforce in as little as 20 months.

While a BSN degree may take longer if you’re new to college, there are benefits to spending the extra time in school. Many hospitals and clinics prefer to hire BSN nurses. Some facilities will only hire BSN prepared nurses and nursing management requires at least a BSN. The extra training time also allows nursing students to specialize more than ASN nurses do, and provides depth of practice that leads to leadership opportunities and the potential for further education.

1. Cutting-Edge Facilities

Hands-on education at Joyce includes exclusive access to state-of-the-industry nursing and learning facilities. Our Joyce Johnson Center of Simulation is stocked with industry-leading medical technology including high-fidelity robotic patient mannequins, hyper-realistic synthetic cadavers, and real-world clinical environments. These high-tech simulations and nursing facilities prepare Joyce students to hit the ground running upon graduation.

2. Hybrid Learning for Work-Life Balance

Our BSN program takes a hybrid learning approach that blends both online and on-campus coursework. Lecture-based courses are completed online and asynchronously (meaning not at an assigned time), giving students schedule flexibility, while on-campus clinical training at our simulation center prepares students for hands-on, real-life nursing practice. We work with students to schedule clinical rotations at the start of the program and group on-campus days so students can balance their on-campus time with their busy schedules. Joyce prioritizes flexible scheduling so that you can pursue both your career and personal goals.

3. Nursing Career Readiness

Nursing graduates from Joyce step confidently into their new careers. Our student outcomes and job placement rates confirm our graduates’ competencies as well-trained healthcare professionals. The quality and relevance of Joyce’s hands-on, experiential learning opportunities provide our students with the skill set and confidence for a lasting career in healthcare. At Joyce University, you will join a legacy of highly-qualified nurses with the highest standards for patient care.

4. Networking Opportunities

Joyce University ranks among Utah’s leading nursing colleges. Thousands of students have graduated from Joyce with lifelong friendships and quality professional contacts, forming a strong and supportive alumni community. Our nursing graduates enter the workforce ready to succeed in a career healing patients and helping each other. With a Joyce BSN degree, you build a reliable network of professional contacts to help you transition into and across the nursing field.

5. Continuing Education Options

For students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing that have a goal to continue their education, Joyce University also offers several ways to earn your Master’s Degree in Nursing Leadership with specializations in either Nursing Education or Executive Nurse Leadership, both of which offer myriad career advancement opportunities as well as higher salary potential and job satisfaction.

Students entering the traditional BSN program can enter the MSN Leadership program upon completion of their degree and earn their MSN in as little as 1 year. The program prepares graduates for advanced nursing practice in leadership with two concentration options that enable grads to sit for either Certified Nurse Educator or Certified Nurse Manager and Leader certifications.

Students entering the Accelerated BSN program have the opportunity to participate in our Direct Path MSN pathway which accelerates the completion of both their BSN and MSN degrees, enabling grads to sit for the NCLEX and earn RN licensure in as few as 20 months, and complete both degrees in as little as 32 months total.

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

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