The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program offers a curriculum based upon courses in the liberal arts and sciences and culminating in upper-division nursing courses in the last two years of study. Nurses constitute the largest workforce in the healthcare industry.
The first two years of the BSN program, students take general education requirements like English, history, math, anatomy & physiology, biology, nutrition, and other course work.
Once accepted into the nursing program, your last two years of study includes both coursework and clinical practice.
Students learn about professionalism, ethics and legal issues, research, leadership. nursing skills and assessment, medical-surgical, mental health, pediatrics, and women's health nursing care.
Students practice what they are learning in the classroom in a simulation experience on campus with high-fidelity mannequins or work with patients in hospitals or clinic settings.
There is one Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree available with this major.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program prepares the graduate for entry-level positions as a registered nurse in a variety of health care services.
Graduates can pursue other degrees in nursing such as Master's of Science in Nursing, Doctorate of Nursing Practice, or Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing.
Nurses with graduate degrees become nurse practitioners, nurse educators, clinical specialists, administrators, researchers, and nurse anesthetists. Some nurses with advanced degrees even operate their own businesses or clinics.
Designed to help students explore professional nursing as a career option and to develop specific strategies and skills necessary for success in the nursing major.
An examination of research and theory related to death and bereavement
Seminar discussion of holistic practice and interventions, demonstration and experiential sessions to facilitate understanding of a holistic perspective in nursing and daily living
Investigates the pharmacotherapeutics of selected classifications of drugs; focuses on implications for health care
Introduction to concepts encountered in critical care nursing using reality-based learning strategies through clinical simulations, case studies, and clinical problem solving
This course focuses on application of the nursing process and competencies necessary to provide nursing care to individuals and families.
Favorite Course: NSG 472: Complex Conditions and NSG 480: Critical Care Elective
Expertise: Trauma ICU, Neuro ICU, Emergency Room
Favorite Course: NSG 341: Nursing Pharmacology and NSG 338: Chronic Conditions Across the Lifespan
Expertise: Nursing Education, Nursing Ethics, Innovative Teaching Strategies, and Adult Health
Assistant Teaching Professor
Favorite Course: NSG 321/L: Introduction to Clinical Practice
Expertise: High Fidelity Simulation and CV Disease in Women
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Southern Miss undergraduate degrees are available online, at the Hattiesburg campus, at the Gulf Park campus, and/or through a hybrid delivery that includes both online and on-campus courses.
All courses listed in the degree plan are available online. A student would not have to take a face-to-face course to complete this degree.
50 percent or more of the degree plan’s courses in Major Area of Study Requirements AND 50 percent or more of courses in Curriculum Requirement are available online. Remaining courses are face-to-face at the Hattiesburg or Gulf Park campus, as noted.
All courses are available face-to-face on the Hattiesburg campus.
All courses are available face-to-face on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.