About the Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Why earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Viterbo?

Viterbo University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is a unique program where you will learn from caring instructors who will support your learning.

A few benefits of our distinctive full-time, face-to-face nursing program include:

  • direct admission.
  • graduation in four years with our four-year graduation guarantee.
  • excellent NCLEX preparation, with our graduates consistently performing above the national average.
  • outstanding job opportunities, with career placement rates typically at 100%.
  • expert nursing program faculty who are mentors and advisors, many of whom maintain clinical practice.
  • a Clinical Simulation Learning Center with critical care/medical surgical, maternal/newborn, pediatric, adult, and other simulations.
  • the professional nursing sequence and clinicals beginning during your sophomore year—an experience unique to Viterbo.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Highlights

In addition to our reputable nursing education and comprehensive preparation for the NCLEX exam, our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program features

Accreditation for Viterbo's Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Viterbo University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education http://www.ccneaccreditation.org.

What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree?

Some of our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program graduates go on to top-notch graduate schools to further their nursing education. Graduates who choose to practice with their BSN RN degree easily find positions in settings such as:

  • hospitals—including ER, pediatrics, surgery, ICU, and more
  • private medical practices
  • specialty medical facilities, like cancer or surgical centers
  • government agencies
  • long-term care facilities
  • corporations/businesses with on-site medical staff

Financial Aid for Viterbo's Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Viterbo offers the benefits of a private education at a price that’s comparable to public universities. We work hard to make a Viterbo education affordable to all.

Our four-year graduation guarantee puts you on a clearly defined track to graduate on time, which saves you money. It’s a promise to our students that shows the confidence we have in them and in our university.

All of our first-year students get merit scholarships that range from $10,000 to $16,000 per year. Many additional scholarships are available, bringing the average annual award to over $16,600.


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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Course Highlights

Viterbo’s BSN students learn nursing practice and nursing duties in a variety of health care settings and in a state-of-the-art clinical simulation learning lab. Course highlights include:

  • adult health
  • advanced adult health
  • maternity
  • mental health
  • older adult health
  • pediatrics
  • public health


Questions About Choosing the Right Nursing Program

You might find it hard to know what to ask when searching for the right nursing program for you. Use these questions to guide research on other schools and see how their answers compare to ours.

Q. What is the faculty/student ratio at the clinical sites during the various rotations?
Viterb: One faculty member per six to eight students

Q. When do clinical rotations begin?
Viterbo: Second semester of sophomore year

Q. How many hours per week are spent in clinical and lab settings?
Viterbo: Sophomore – eight hours per week; junior – 11 hours per week; senior – nine hours per week for all courses, with the exception of the capstone course, which can be as high as 17 hours per week

Q. What are the clinical rotations that each student will experience? 
Viterbo: Sophomore – long-term care; junior – medical/surgical, maternity, pediatrics; senior – advanced medical/surgical, psychiatric/mental health, public health, and an intensive clinical course supervised by preceptors

Q. How many hours per week are spent in the classroom? 
Viterbo: On average, students spend four to eight hours per week in the classroom learning about nursing practice

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