Simpson launches four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program

For Immediate Release


REDDING, Calif. – Simpson University has announced the launch of its much-anticipated four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program. Offered to traditional undergraduate students and transfer students, classes for the B.S.N. major began this week after it was approved by the Board of Registered Nurses.

Simpson University's provost, Dr. Stanley Clark, said, "The shortage of nurses in the north state is chronic and problematic. This new degree program is another effort by Simpson University to serve the region, and to further accomplish our institutional mission of world service."

During the first three semesters of the program, students are considered pre-nursing students, and will complete general education and prerequisite courses before entering the B.S.N. program their sophomore year.

Upon successful completion of the BSN program, graduates will be eligible for both the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure in California and additionally, the Public Health Credential.

Students will be prepared for graduate school or a variety of careers in the rapidly expanding nursing field, including hospital, home healthcare, community, and global service settings.

All classes will be offered on the Simpson campus. Fundraising is underway for a new Science and Nursing Center, to address the anticipated needs of the program.

In 2007, Simpson began a 16-month R.N.-to-B.S.N. step-up program offered through its Adult Studies (ASPIRE) program. Nearly 100 students are enrolled in one of Simpson's nursing programs, making up 8 percent of the total number of students at the university.

Simpson University has formal partnerships with seven Northern California hospitals and health care facilities.

For more information about the four-year B.S.N. major call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or e-mail

Simpson University is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate and teaching credential programs. Simpson's academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults in the north state. Simpson's recent curriculum expansion includes degrees in biology, nursing, outdoor leadership, and a master's degree in counseling psychology. For more information about the university, or to arrange a personalized visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


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