Libertys BSN In Global Studies
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Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
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Aug 19, 2024

Expand Your Passion for Nursing to the Global Level

If you’ve ever considered helping other countries improve their community health, or you have a desire to work in medical missions, our global studies-focused nursing degree is made for you!

With courses in intercultural communication and engagement, you will develop strategies to connect with people from all over the globe. Meld your passion to see better global healthcare with our rigorous nursing program and stand out among fellow nursing graduates with your heart and skill for the profession.

CCNE Accredited

With our mission to Train Champions for Christ, you can be confident that your degree will equip you with the integrity and ethical foundation you need to do great things in the nursing field. Partner with us to prepare for a rewarding career in nursing!

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

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

Award-Winning Campus

At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) With a Focus in Global Studies?

Your career in nursing can take you anywhere, all across the globe, to places like Kenya, Guatemala, and beyond. Many of our students gain hands-on nursing experience abroad. Choose Liberty and earn a degree in nursing that equips you for all the places you want to go!

We offer international clinical mission trips where you can accumulate vital clinical hours and build your awareness of what nursing looks like around the world. This is especially helpful if you are thinking about becoming a medical missionary.

Experience a Nursing Program that Welcomes and Prepares You

Another benefit of studying nursing at Liberty is the vision behind our School of Nursing. As a nonprofit Christian university, we want to stand out for all the right reasons.

Many nursing schools have reputations for being unsupportive of their students’ entire well-being, personally, spiritually, and academically. This can cause students to lose focus and experience stressful situations they are not equipped to handle.

Our program is different. While our nursing program is still intense and competitive, our faculty offer support and care to their students along each step of their academic journey. We may be a big school, but we have a small family feel. And because of the integrity we instill in our students, hospital systems prefer our graduates to those from similar programs.

Partner with Liberty’s School of Nursing to earn a bachelor’s in nursing and global studies that allows you to rise above the rest. Train for excellence with integrity so you can make a difference in tomorrow’s healthcare industry.

What Will You Learn in Our B.S. in Nursing: Pre-licensure – Global  Studies Degree?

Before students are officially admitted into the nursing program, they must complete the following courses: Introduction to Nursing, Medical Terminology, and Sciences in Nursing. It’s a good idea to dive into your major science courses the first year, such as Microbiology and Human Anatomy and Physiology.

Once you’ve taken these courses, applied, and been accepted into the nursing program, you can start taking your nursing classes. These include Human Nutrition, Pharmacology, Leadership in Nursing, and Strategies for Mental Health Care. With 800 clinical hours completed during your program, you will have countless patient interactions to build your skills as well!

Additionally, if you choose to specialize in global studies, you can take 12 credit hours specific to that area of study. These courses will promote your understanding of other cultures and how to communicate as a health professional in an engaging and effective manner.

View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!

Featured Courses

GLST 200 – Introduction to Global Studies

Here’s What You’ll Learn:

  • This course is an introduction to understanding the history, principles, and foundations of global engagement.
  • Additionally, this course lays the groundwork for an intercultural career and provides principles for engaging the current global environment.

GLST 220 – Intercultural Communication and Engagement

Here’s What You’ll Learn:

  • This course will take a close look at behaviors and core values of the North American culture.
  • Students will identify areas where these values are barriers to effective intercultural communication and explore principles for effective engagement in another culture.

GLST 290 – Cultural Anthropology

Here’s What You’ll Learn:

  • This course will study systems of human behavior to improve understanding of people and their relationships.
  • Several case studies are used to illustrate these systems.

NURS 415 – Cross-Cultural Nursing

Here’s What You’ll Learn:

  • The student utilizes the nursing process while gaining an understanding of the delivery of health care in a culture outside the United States or a subculture within the United States.
  • The student examines personal values and beliefs as they are related to health practices of people from other cultures.
  • Issues and views of health and illness are included in the student’s analysis of the relationship between cultural considerations and personal and health behavior.
  • Students develop and practice communication skills and caring as a ministry with individuals and family members of another culture.
Degree Information
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our BSN Program

Earn your degree from a university that cares about your success! Some of the benefits you will receive in our Bachelor’s in Nursing include the following:

  • The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University’s School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (
  • Our BSN program offers 800 clinical hours, whereas Virginia requires 500 hours minimum. We believe the more you are exposed to patient care situations, the better!
  • Our sophomores are able to start their clinical experience, whereas 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.
  • We offer an accelerated degree program, where students who have enough credits can complete their entire sophomore year of nursing in one summer semester.

Nursing: Global Studies Degree Information

  • The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (
  • Residential
  • Total credit hours: 138
  • Transfer in up to 75% of your total degree
  • This program falls under the School of Nursing
  • View the Degree Completion Plan
  • Check out the course catalog

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

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. Admission to Liberty University is not admission to this program.

Career Opportunities for BSN: Global Studies Graduates

Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing, with a specialization in Global Studies, will help prepare you for the following occupations:

  • 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