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.

Nursing students on campus

Focus on Patients

412.5 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.

Care Competency

112.5 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

150-hour residency in an acute or critical care unit setting, mentored by RN.


Interested in Nursing?

Contact us directly at:

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

Nursing Admissions
Phone: 319-273-2281

Nursing Advising
Phone: 319-273-3406

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End of Program Outcomes

  1. Students will apply clinical judgment in the delivery of care by synthesizing knowledge, skills, and technology from the established and evolving art and science of nursing, as well as from the biological, social and behavioral sciences. 

  1. Students will employ person-centered care in partnership with the client, identified support persons, and the healthcare team.

  1. Students will evaluate health equity at the population levels. 

  1. Students will integrate the best scholarly evidence into nursing practice.

  1. Students will apply principles of safety and quality improvement into the delivery of care.

  1. Students will apply collaborative practice to optimize patient care.

  1. Students will apply knowledge of systems to work effectively across the continuum of care. 

  1. Students will apply principles of professional nursing ethics in the care of diverse populations. 

  1. Students will utilize information technologies to deliver evidence-based care. 

  1. Students will create a personal and professional plan for long-term resilience. 

Effective June 26, 2024, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the 
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on June 26, 2026.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

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