Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Pre-licensure Nursing

Our pre-licensure baccalaureate program combines nursing and general education courses. Theory courses are accompanied by clinical experiences, enabling increasing learning while validating what is taught in the classroom. During the final semester, students in leadership clinicals are partnered with community healthcare leaders providing exposure to the rapidly changing healthcare environment. Students also complete a professional portfolio which showcases accomplishments and leads to increased employment opportunities.

Degree Structure

Year One
Take general sciences in Human Anatomy, Human Physiology and Introduction to Chemistry as well as introductory courses in English, Psychology and Bible.

Year Two
Continue to build on your knowledge base with Nutrition and Microbiology, along with Statistics in the math sequence. Take Humanities and Bible courses as well as your fi rst nursing-specific courses. Clinicals also begin in this year.

Year Three
Begin courses within the major and work with your faculty adviser to research graduate opportunities. Upper-division Bible courses challenge you to dive deeper into God’s Word.

Year Four
Complete your coursework in the major and experience our senior capstone course.

Career Opportunities

  • Community Health
  • Nursing Education
  • Mental Health
  • Research
  • Public Health
  • Emergency/Trauma
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Pediatrics
  • Neonatal
  • Graduate school

Upon the completion of the BSN program, graduates will:

  1. Integrate knowledge from the physical and behavioral sciences, informatics, and the humanities into professional nursing practice.
  2. Integrate faith and professional practice in a manner that is respectful of other’s spiritual beliefs and congruent with personal spirituality.
  3. Design competent, client centered professional nursing care for individuals, families, and populations across the health continuum in a variety of community based settings, emphasizing patient safety and quality.
  4. Implement health promotion and disease prevention plans for individuals, families, and populations.
  5. Demonstrate cultural competence in providing and working with others.
  6. Use critical thinking and evidence-based practice and research findings in professional nursing practice.
  7. Demonstrate ethical and professional nursing roles, values, social justice and human dignity.
  8. Form interdisciplinary collaborative relationships to improve professional nursing practice and the quality of health care for all.
  9. Exhibit effective communication skills for professional nursing practice.
  10. Participate in political regulatory processes to influence health care systems and quality improvement policies.

"I decided to attend Simpson because I was searching for a Christian school that had a nursing program. It wasn’t too far away and supplied me with the academic and spiritual aspects I was looking for." - Katelyn Davis, Class of 2016

"In both my nursing and Bible classes, I was greatly encouraged by discussions with my professors about learning, life, and living out our faith. I value their spiritual leadership so much as they have helped me grow in both knowledge and faith." - Jeremy Wildoner, Class of 2015

"I had so much fun being a student. My cohort just absorbed me – my age did not matter."
- Patty Brown, Class of 2014

"Nursing is something tangible that can make a difference in multiple ways. I don’t want to be jaded with the pain I’ve seen—this helps balance that." - Jay Bitner, Class of 2014