Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

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Make a Difference in the Lives of Others with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing

As a nurse, you have the chance to help in the healing process of countless patients. Your skilled care, smile, and kind words can make a world of difference. Learn how to be present and attentive with your patients by studying under faculty who have worked for years in the nursing field, providing excellent patient care.

Our School of Nursing offers a four-year degree curriculum designed to provide a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Nursing courses are distributed throughout the four years but are concentrated at the junior and senior levels.

You can also specialize your nursing degree with a focus in global studies. Through this concentration, you can take courses like cultural anthropology, global health nursing, and cross-cultural nursing to help prepare you for nursing in a mission-related or humanitarian capacity.


Our bachelor’s degrees in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing.

What Will You Learn?

  • Our courses focus on helping you develop strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which are vital in your future career as a nurse.
  • As a freshman, you will take medical terminology, introduction to nursing, sciences in nursing, and microbiology.
  • After these courses are successfully completed, students can apply for the nursing program so they can complete the rest of their nursing specific courses.
  • You will start your clinical hours as soon as your sophomore year with relevant courses associated with those experiences like human nutrition, pharmacology, and leadership in nursing.

Licensure requirements may vary and are subject to change without notice. View your state’s requirements here:

Career Opportunities with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing

  • Critical Care Nurse
  • Emergency Department Nurse
  • Flight Nurse
  • Home Health Nurse
  • Missionary Nurse
  • Obstetrics Nurse
  • Oncology Nurse
  • Orthopedics Nurse
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Physicians’ Office Nurse
  • Surgical Nurse

Earn Your Degree from a University that Cares about Your Success

  • Our graduates consistently meet and exceed our goal of 90% first-time pass rate of the NCLEX.
  • Our BSN degree requires our students to complete 800 clinical hours, which is more than the average. We believe the more you are exposed to patient care situations in hospital and clinic settings, the better trained and more confident you will be!
  • Our faculty members are involved in clinical practice, possess advanced degrees and certifications in their areas of specialty, and are actively involved in professional development and community service.
  • As a sophomore, you will start your clinical experience. Most universities make students wait until junior year.
  • Our 14,000-square-foot School of Nursing Simulation Center is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH).
  • We offer both distant clinical sites in Richmond and Roanoke hospitals, and international clinical mission trips to countries like Rwanda, Kenya, Guatemala, and Haiti.
  • For students who already have a degree or have completed 2 years of college-level work, the School of Nursing offers a sophomore summer accelerated program
    • Forty students are selected for this summer program, and the four sophomore level nursing classes are taught as intensives over an 8-week period. Students who are successful in these classes will enter into the junior year in the fall semester.
    • Students can also apply to take senior nursing classes as intensives the summer between junior and senior year. Those students will finish senior year in the fall and graduate in December.

Admission Requirements for Our Undergraduate Degree Programs

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.


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LU Send Now

You see the news and your heart breaks — you want to help, but how? Be part of LU Send NOW and respond as the hands and feet of Jesus by providing humanitarian, spiritual, and psychological aid amidst disaster and crisis.

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Residence Hall Community

Experience quality on-campus living that not only provides safe and inviting housing options but also meets your need for community and personal development. On each hall, your peers live life alongside you to spur your holistic development.

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At Liberty, we don’t stop working to develop new financial solutions for families — like refusing to raise tuition costs for 6 years, so you can enjoy the same amazing value when you start school in Fall 2024. A full list of scholarships and eligibility requirements can be found on Liberty University’s Financial Aid website. For resident undergraduate students only. View information on graduate financial aid here

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The Admission Process

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Start the enrollment process by applying online now — the application takes about 10 minutes. Your application fee isn’t due until you enroll!

Get Accepted

Once you’ve submitted all your admission documents, you’ll be updated on the status of your application through text and email. You can also keep track on your Student Checklist.

Act Early

After you apply, submit your Enrollment Deposit to earn extra scholarship awards, which decrease over time.

Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 543-5317.

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