BSN Degree Program Highlights
Approved by the Louisiana State Boarding of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), McNeese’s Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) program prepares students to enter the profession as skilled, compassionate, and efficient caregivers. Our curriculum gives BSN students a strong foundation through the study of human anatomy and physiology, mental health, pharmacology, leadership, medical ethics, and more. In addition, BSN students receive extensive experience in the field as part of their study course, working directly with patients and healthcare professionals in a variety of clinical settings.
A challenging BSN program that delivers results
McNeese’s rigorous program fully prepares BSN students to succeed. To become a practicing nurse, all students must pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). With a first-time passage rate of 98%, McNeese nursing students earn their licenses at a rate that far exceeds national and state averages.
At a Glance
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
Program Length: 4 years (120 credit hours)
Availability: in person
Other Degree Program Options
If you already have an associates degree in nursing but want to pursue a bachelor's degree, the RN to BSN program is for you. Offered 100% online, this degree prepares you to pursue more opportunities in the nursing field and higher salary positions.RN-to-BSN Program
What Can You Do with a Nursing Degree?
Due to an increased emphasis on preventative care, growing rates of chronic conditions and an aging population, demand for nurses is expected grow 15 percent through 2026—much faster than the average for other occupations. Nursing graduates can also continue on to graduate school to specialize their skillsets and advance their careers:
Graduate Schools or Programs
- Master of Science in Nursing
- Master of Science in Nursing – Family Health Practitioner
- Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Education
- Master of Science in Nursing – Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
- Assistant Healthcare Facility Administrator
- Behavioral Health Nurse
- Cardiology Nurse
- Client Care Manager
- Health Administrative Coordinator
- Health Promotion Specialist
- Home Health Nurse
- Intensive Care Nurse
- Medical Practice Manager
- Medical Scribe
- Occupational Health Nurse
- Oncology Nurse
- Pediatric Nurse
- Residency Coordinator
- School Nurse
Both privately-funded and professional organization scholarships are available to nursing majors. In addition, every year, scholarships are awarded to McNeese undergraduate nursing students based on faculty recommendations, high GPAs, and other criteria. Contact the Scholarships Office to find out more.
Student Nurses Association
McNeese’s Student Nurses Association is a vibrant on-campus community for nursing majors. Every semester, the association brings in guest speakers from a variety of nursing fields to give BSN students a glimpse into employment opportunities they have after graduation. Student chapter officers also have the opportunity to visit the Louisiana Association of Student Nurses convention in October and connect with local leaders in the field.
In addition to the Student Nurses Association, there are a number of other organizations nursing majors can join. Housed in the College of Nursing, Be the Match is open to students in all majors. Students who qualify may also join the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honors Society chapter at McNeese.
Programs Related to the Bachelor's in Nursing
Not sure if the nursing bachelor’s degree program is right for you? Check out these other undergraduate degree programs at McNeese and talk about your options with a recruiter.