Liberty University Nursing School Review
Established in 1971, Liberty University (LU) is the largest private non-profit university in the United States. Liberty University, located in Lynchburg, Virginia, is also the largest Christian university in the world with over 230 programs of study.
College of Arts and Sciences at Liberty University offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program, a Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) track and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) for graduate students.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at Liberty University is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and is approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing.Graduates of the Liberty College Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, go on to become Registered Nurses in Critical Care Emergency, Oncology Wards, Nurses in the Army, Navy or Air-Force and many other varied healthcare environments. Some of the nursing courses include; Introduction to Nursing, Nursing Concepts, Medical Terminology, Fundamentals of Nursing, Pharmacology, Caring for the Childbearing Family, Strategies for Mental Health Care and many other varied courses, which are all worth varying levels of credit hours, to a total of 56 credits for graduation. Upon completion of the program, graduates go on to apply to write the NCLEX-RN examination, in order to be licensed as a Registered Nurse.
The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (RN to BSN Completion Program) is designed for Registered Nurses, who wish to continue their education by completing a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Registered Nurses who wish to apply to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at Liberty University must first fill out a distance learning application, since the program is only available online. Applicants must also submit proof of his or her Registered Nurse Licensure as well as official transcripts. Once accepted into the program, Registered Nurses have 31 credit hours, which get applied to their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
In the practical clinical training courses, the student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1, so students receive focus and attention from their educators which permits a better and faster learning environment for the student nurse.
The Liberty University Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program is intended for individuals who wish to pursue a career as a Nurse Educator. The Master of Science in Nursing is 36 credit hours and has one track: Nurse Educator. There is no residency requirement for the course; however, the Master of Science in Nursing at Liberty University takes 16 weeks to complete. The Master of Science in Nursing is approved by the Virginia State Council of Higher Education and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. In order to apply to the Master of Science in Nursing, students must hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, or a Bachelor’s degree in another discipline with a minimum 3.0 GPA and must complete various nursing prerequisite prior to admittance into the Master of Science in Nursing program. Applicants must also submit current and clean Registered Nurse Licensure, as well as official undergraduate transcripts from all post-secondary education. Applicants to the Master of Science in Nursing Program at Liberty University must also have at least one year of practice as a Registered Nurse on their CV.
Both the RN to BSN and MSN programs are taught through online distance learning methods so as to allow working nurses an ability to work and study at the same time.
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