Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Make a Career of Caring for Others

Use your compassion and knowledge to make a difference every day in the lives of others.

BSN Degree
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Quick Facts

Total Program Credits:
181 Credits

Transfer Credits:
Transfer in up to 75% of the program
*Prior learning and work experience may count toward program credit

Program Length:
12 quarters full time
36 months with year-round classes

Employment Rate:
96% for 2012 - 2013

Salary Range:
Full-time $55,120 - $74,880

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is offered at Globe University’s affiliate college, Minnesota School of Business-Richfield.

As one of the most recognizable careers around the world, nursing gives individuals with a passion for helping others a chance to thrive. With a growing demand for health care professionals in the United States, many are considering a career as a nurse.

Nursing students are educated in a variety of areas needed for success as a registered nurse (RN), such as:

  • Behavioral health
  • Community health
  • Child health
  • Family health
  • Pharmacology
  • Critical care
  • Hospice

As part of the program, you can expect a curriculum with extensive preparation for the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Our 2013 graduates had a 96 percent first-time pass rate on the NCLEX-RN. Learn more about how our graduates’ pass rate compares to other colleges.

Classes also emphasize management and leadership skills, positioning you to take on a leadership role after gaining experience in the field.

  • Integrative Holistic Care

    This is an introduction to holistic nursing as a theoretical milieu. Students explore the human caring process, therapeutic presence, global philosophies of health and healing, and the role of the nurse as a healer. An understanding of and appreciation for cultural diversity and human spirituality is woven throughout this course and sets the framework for students understanding of healing philosophies that guide principles and practices of complementary and alternative therapies. The course emphasizes the integration of complementary therapies into traditional nursing practice as a powerful healing modality.

    Behavioral Health Care

    In this course students explore the care of individuals, families and communities experiencing alterations in mental health. Students investigate implications of living with an altered pattern of behavior and the impact on the family and community. The course emphasizes therapeutic use of self in establishing nurse-patient relationships, along with the nurse’s role in collaborating with an interdisciplinary team to promote mental health.

    Leadership and Management in Nursing

    This course analyzes the role of the professional nurse as a manager and leader in health care systems and as a member of a profession. Students consider principles of management theory, leadership theory, conflict resolution, negotiation and group process skills as they evaluate the role of the nurse as a designer, manager and coordinator of care. The course also addresses methods to evaluate the quality of nursing care and analyze cost-effective health care delivery systems.

  • Here are a few examples of companies that have employed our graduates:

    B.S. Nursing Graduates July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2013 

    1. CentraCare Health System St. Cloud
    2. Children's Hospital
    3. Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
    4. Fairview Amplatz Children's Hospital
    5. Fairview Southdale Hospital
    6. Fairview University Medical Center
    7. Hennepin County Medical Center
    8. Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital
    9. Pediatric Home Service
    10. Regency Home Health Care
    11. Regions Hospital
    12. St. Cloud Hospital
    13. St. Francis Regional Medical Center
    14. St. Gregory Retreat Center
    15. St. Joseph Medical Center/Essentia
    1. Job Title(s)
    2. 10th Percentile Salary
    3. 25th Percentile Salary
    4. 50th Percentile Salary
    1. Registered Nurses
    2. $45,040
    3. $53,670
    4. $65,470

    This annual salary data is taken from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for this job title. The 10th percentile indicates the bottom 10 percent of earners make less than that figure annually; the 25th percentile means the bottom quarter of workers earn less than the number; and the 50th percentile shows the median income for the profession.

    The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected employment growth rates for 2012-2022.

    1. 19%

    Registered Nurses

    1. 11%

    Average for all Occupations

    View Bureau of Labor Statistics