- 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 is the oldest 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. Our graduates had the highest NCLEX-RN pass rate (94.44%) in the state of Nebraska and the Seventh-day Adventist higher educational system for 2015! Our 2016 NCLEX-RN pass rate was 97% and we should know how that ranks our graduates soon!
- Once enrolled, are there any additional fees for the nursing program
In addition to regular college fees, a fee is assessed for each clinical course in the nursing curriculum. This fee supports the increased cost of the professional nursing program which requires a low faculty-student ratio, the addition of adjunct clinical instructors, special supplies and equipment for on-campus clinical experiences, clinical liability insurance, and evaluation of content mastery through standardized assessments. These fees are published annually in the college's schedule of Scholarships, Tuition and Fees.
- Does your program participate in the international 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 who can help me see what classes will transfer and answer my questions?
Yes, feel free to contact our Admissions Coordinator at 402.486.2674 or at nursing [at] ucollege.edu.
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