BSN Two2 Second Degree Nursing Program
Eastern University has developed a program to help students who have non-nursing bachelor’s degrees prepare for a nursing career in as little as two years of full-time study. The second degree nursing program, BSN Two2 prepares the student for a career as a baccalaureate-prepared nursing professional. Equipped with a previous degree and the pre requisites, the student enters the program as a junior BSN student. With clinical rotations offered in a variety of settings, the student has the opportunity to view nursing in a number of ways from outpatient to inpatient to the critical care unit. With a state of the art Nursing Clinical Resource lab and committed faculty and staff, the graduate will be exposed to a number of nursing specialties and be prepared to practice as a nurse generalist. Classes are held in St. Davids, near Philadelphia. By the year 2020, the U.S. healthcare industry expects to see a shortage of 800,000 registered nurses, just as the aging baby-boomer population increases its demand on medical services.
An Application-Oriented Curriculum
- Credits from the student’s previous degree program fulfill a variety of requirements for the BSN Two2, allowing the student to complete the program in two years of full-time study.
- The BSN Two2 curriculum incorporates teaching strategies that support and encourage adult learning. Faculty in the program are experienced professionals who stay current with the latest developments in nursing and health care.
- Theory courses are merged with comprehensive clinical experiences at regional hospitals and health care facilities.
- Eastern’s state-of-the-art Nursing Resource Clinical Laboratory provides a simulated healthcare setting in which students can practice and develop psychomotor skills, as well as build confidence.
- Each cohort of students stays together throughout the program, providing a continuous support-group environment.
- A full-time Skills Laboratory Manager assists in the learning of nursing skills.
- Students have access to an on-campus computer lab as well as Eastern’s comprehensive library.
The baccalaureate nursing programs at Eastern University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.