Nursing Major

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.

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Focus on Patients

540-hours of hands-on patient care in clinical settings such as acute care, long-term care, hospice care, obstetrics, pediatrics, mental health, community and public health, and more.

Care Competency

75-hours in nursing labs to develop care competencies such as administering medications and assessing patientsʼ conditions through simulations and standardized patient examinations.

In-Field Experience

180-hour residency in an acute care or intensive care unit setting.


Interested in Nursing?

Contact us directly at:

Department of Nursing & Public Health
Phone: 319-273-2828

Nursing Admissions
Phone: 319-273-2281

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