Academics

ABSN Program

Earn a BSN in just 12 Months

The Accelerated BSN Program is a fast-track program with start dates in May and January.

Simulation Hospital Advancing Research and Education

S.H.A.R.E.™ is a 5-story, Simulation Hospital offering on-site, virtual, and extended-reality simulation opportunities in a variety of clinical, research, and educational settings. 

Hemispheric and Global Initiatives

Local, national, and international events reinforce the call for this workforce to be capable of caring for diverse populations amid complex public health concerns.

ABSN Program

Earn a BSN in just 12 Months

The Accelerated BSN Program is a fast-track program with start dates in May and January.

Simulation Hospital Advancing Research and Education

S.H.A.R.E.™ is a 5-story, Simulation Hospital offering on-site, virtual, and extended-reality simulation opportunities in a variety of clinical, research, and educational settings. 

Hemispheric and Global Initiatives

Local, national, and international events reinforce the call for this workforce to be capable of caring for diverse populations amid complex public health concerns.


Certification and Licensure

  • 97.4% NCLEX First Time Pass Rate (JAN-JUN 2022)
  • 96.4% MSN Overall Pass Rate
  • 100%  NURSE ANESTHESIA Overall Certification


U.S. News & World Report 2023

  • BSN program ranked #29
  • Master's programs ranked #29
  • DNP ranked #27


Program Highlights

  • Nursing Practice Programs (BSN, MSN, post-graduate APRN certificate program, DNP): Full CCNE Accreditation through 2031 (max period)
  • 2018 DNP Nurse Anesthesia Track: COA Re-accreditation for 10 years (max period)
  • 2018 Undergraduate Public Health: CEPH Accreditation for 5 years on initial application


Bachelor's Programs

The School of Nursing and Health Studies offers a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Science (BSHS), Bachelor's of Science in Public Health (BSPH), a traditional BSN for first-year and transfer students, and an accelerated BSN.

Master's Programs

The SONHS MSN program tracks prepare nurses to assume advanced practice roles in their profession. Each track offers learners a wide range of advanced educational and clinical experiences.
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Post-Master's Certificate Programs

Graduates meet all requirements to apply for national certification in their respective clinical specialties.
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Doctoral Programs

Graduates of the DNP program are prepared to create innovation for nursing practice and health care. The PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) is a research-focused degree.