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Nursing BSN  

Major  
128 credit hours
100% career outcome rate1
 

Entering the nursing field is one of the most selfless callings you can achieve. Using your skills to save others in times of need and helping them live longer, healthier lives lets you serve Christ while you make a difference in the world. Nurses are healthcare experts who combine talents in empathetic caring, creative intellect and skilled practice. A dual degree in nursing from Nebraska’s Bryan College of Health Sciences and biology from Concordia University, Nebraska will prepare you for a career as a Registered Nurse (RN) and help you to improve individual, family and community health and wellness by applying evidence-based skills and knowledge in your practice. In the dual degree nursing program offered jointly through BCHS and Concordia, our focus is on helping you apply lessons from your coursework to real-world scenarios in the clinical setting, so you are equipped to pass the NCLEX exam and start working as a nurse soon after graduation, or to continue your education with a graduate nursing or biology degree.

The dual degree nursing program through Bryan College of Health Sciences and Concordia University, Nebraska is a nine-semester program. Your first three semesters will be spent on-campus at Concordia, along with online courses at Bryan College of Health Sciences. The next three semesters will include courses at both Concordia and BCHS, and your last three semesters will be spent entirely at Bryan, with a 0.5 credit Concordia Nebraska online class taken during the seventh semester. 

With the dual degree nursing program, you’ll graduate with both a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree from Bryan College of Health Sciences and a bachelor of arts degree in biology from Concordia Nebraska, allowing you the flexibility to pursue future vocations in nursing, natural sciences, biology and other health- and science-related fields.

Core Concepts

The dual degree nursing program at Concordia University, Nebraska and Bryan College of Health Sciences provides students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to function effectively in all areas of nursing practice through quality instruction and clinical experiences. The program equips students to be servants of Christ, able to apply their knowledge in a variety of hands-on and simulated clinical settings and to lay the groundwork for finding a career in nursing or continuing their professional education at the graduate level.

Concordia Nebraska and Bryan College of Health Services PartnershipNursing: Learning Objectives

Students in the dual degree nursing program at Concordia University, Nebraska and Bryan College of Health Sciences will receive a solid foundation in both natural sciences and applied nursing theory and practice.

Students will learn to communicate clearly and effectively with clients, families and health care constituents.      

 Students will learn to measure, calculate, reason, analyze and synthesize data related to patient care and nursing practice.

Students will learn to uphold ethical principles and practices of education and the profession of nursing.

Concordia Nebraska and Bryan College of Health Services PartnershipNursing: End of Program Student Learning Outcomes

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Students in the dual degree nursing program in partnership with Bryan College of Health Sciences and Concordia University, Nebraska will be able to incorporate professional communication in interactions with clients, colleagues and community partners.

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Students will understand and utilize scientific knowledge derived from theory and research as it applies to professional nursing care.

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Students will be able to assume professional responsibility and ethical accountability in providing health care.

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Students will be able to evaluate research critically and use findings selectively in professional nursing practice.

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Students will pursue knowledge as a lifelong learner to promote professional growth.

Learn more about Bryan College of Health Sciences BSN in Nursing program

The Bryan College of Health Sciences BSN program meets the educational requirements of certification or licensure in many states. For more details, see the Bachelor of Science in Nursing disclosure.

Concordia Nebraska Nursing: Career Outcomes

Registered Nurse

Registered nurses (RNs) perform patient assessments, collaborate with members of the interprofessional healthcare team, administer medications, implement evidence-based practice through interventions and treatments as prescribed by the healthcare provider, create patient care plans, provide patient education and teaching, and evaluate overall patient outcomes. As an RN, you may work in a clinic, hospital, school, long-term care, or assisted living facility, and would be part of a team of healthcare professionals, focusing on patient care. Depending on where you work, you may also be in charge of supervising Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) or nursing assistants.

12% Annual Growth Rate2
$50,800 Entry-Level Salary2
$71,730 Mid-Level Salary2
$106,530 Late-Level Salary2

Nurse Administrator

Nurse administrators typically manage staff in clinics, hospitals, or long-term care facilities, and complete administrative tasks such as staff scheduling, performance reviews, attending meetings, developing training and personnel procedures, managing a budget and more.

18% Annual Growth Rate2
$58,820 Entry-Level Salary2
$100,980 Mid-Level Salary2
$189,000 Late-Level Salary2

Nurse Anesthetist

After graduate school, you may choose to become a nurse anesthetist. Nurse anesthetists administer anesthesia, monitor patient’s vital signs and oversee patient recovery from anesthesia. As a nurse anesthetist, you may assist anesthesiologists, surgeons or other physicians or dentists.

17% Annual Growth Rate2
$127,480 Entry-Level Salary2
$174,790 Mid-Level Salary2
$208,000 Late-Level Salary2

1 Recent graduates attending graduate school or employed within six months of graduation.

2 Career salary and wages sourced from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.