Methodist College

Pre-Licensure BSN

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree prepares students for the national licensing exam (NCLEX) to be licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN).

Students may enter this program directly from high school or as transfer students. Students with college credits will have those credits evaluated for transferability into the Methodist College BSN program. Preference is given to students who enter the program with fewer transfer hours.

In the Pre-Licensure BSN program, students will take both the general education and nursing courses required for the degree, but unlike "Pre-Nursing" programs offered by other colleges and universities, Methodist College students enter the program as Nursing majors and will take nursing courses in their first year, even in their first semester.

As an undergraduate degree, the Pre-Licensure BSN program requires four years of study (if entering the program as a freshman), and can be completed quicker dependent on transfer courses. This program is also designed so that it may be attended on a part-time basis. If attending part time, the student may take up to seven years to complete the degree. Courses are offered at a variety of times, including some evening classes.

Upon completion of the required 122 credits, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree will be awarded and the graduate will then be qualified to sit for the state licensing exam, NCLEX. Upon passing this exam, the graduate will be licensed as a registered nurse, or "RN".

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For more information please contact the Methodist College Admissions Office at 309-672-5513.