A new pathway for nursing professionals
The University of Northern Iowa is excited to offer a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, with our first cohort starting in Fall 2024. This innovative program will prepare nurses who are clinically focused and practice-ready. Students will become proficient in situational awareness and develop clinical judgment, allowing them to excel in the full spectrum of healthcare and non-healthcare settings.
Focus on Patients
450-hours of clinicals in settings such as acute, long-term, hospice, chronic, rehabilitative, and critical/trauma care, obstetrics, pediatrics, mental health, community and public health, and more.
87.5-hours in nursing labs to develop care competencies such as administering medications and assessing patientsʼ conditions through simulations and standardized patient examinations.
150-hour residency in an acute or critical care unit setting, mentored by RN.
Space within the University of Northern Iowa’s Innovative Teaching and Technology Center (ITTC) is currently under renovation to prepare for a brand new home for the UNI nursing program!
This new space will allow practice-based nursing education within an environment that models clinical settings. Hybrid labs will facilitate active learning simulations and hands-on experiences with patients.
*pictured here: conceptual rendering, UNI Nursing Skills & Assessment Lab
End of Program Outcomes