- How long has the Union College Nursing Program been around?
Established in 1896, the Union College Nursing Program has a long-standing tradition of excellence. In fact, Union's nursing program was the first Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in the state of Nebraska and in all the Adventist colleges!
- How long is the nursing program?
We offer a four-year curriculum that leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Within this four-year curriculum, you will complete the necessary prerequisites and general education requirements required by the college in addition to the nursing courses. If you are a transfer student who has many of your general education requirements completed, the nursing courses will take approximately five semesters to complete.
- Is this program accredited?
The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Union College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Duport Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6971. (See http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation). Our program is also approved by the Nebraska State Board of Nursing.
- How do your graduates perform on the NCLEX-RN?
Our graduates have a consistently high pass rate for the NCLEX-RN. In fact, 100% of our December 2014 graduates who have taken the NCLEX-RN have passed on their first try!
- Once enrolled, are there any additional fees for the nursing program
In addition to regular college fees, a fee is assessed each semester for all students admitted into the Nursing Program. Part-time students will be assessed this fee for five semesters, the usual length of time required to complete the Nursing Program. These fees are published annually in the college's schedule of Scholarships, Tuition and Fees.
- Does your program participate in the nursing honor society, Sigma Theta Tau?
Yes, nursing majors can be invited to join Union's chapter of this society, Nu Rho.
- How often does your program admit a new class of students?
We admit a new nursing class each semester, beginning in August and January.
- Does your program offer an LPN-BSN or RN-BSN program?
Yes, our BSN Completion Program is designed to assist LPNs and RNs in earning the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. We admit LPNs and RNs on a space available basis.
- Is there an enrollment counselor that can help me see what classes will transfer and answer my questions?
Yes, feel free to contact our Program Development and Enrollment Counselor at 402.486.2674 or at nursing [at] ucollege [dot] edu.
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