Programs of Study
The Scott and White School of Nursing offers both a generic four-year BSN degree for those seeking initial licensure as a Registered Nurse as well as a track for the Associate degree prepared nurse who wishes to obtain the Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. The RN to B.S.N. program is part of UMHB's MyWay Competency-Based Education online learning program. Approximately 25% of the nursing classes are composed of adult learners who have degrees in other fields who are making a career change. Thus, classes are diverse in terms of age, background, and life experiences which makes for a wonderful opportunity for shared learning.
The nursing program is approved by the Texas State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the accreditation body for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Graduates of the program are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensing examination. Graduates are also eligible to pursue a graduate degree if they decide to pursue an advanced practice role.
Nursing Career Opportunities
The BSN degree is designed to prepare graduates for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam preparing them as entry-level professionals in a generalist role. Following graduation, nurses may determine they are primarily interested in a certain area of nursing and want to focus their efforts to that area. The nurse may then “certify” in a specialty area, obtain an MSN degree and become a Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist---or continue to practice as a generalist with the BSN degree. The BSN degree prepares graduates to work both in acute care agencies, such as hospitals, or in community settings such as clinics, schools, and industrial sites.
Jobs sites such as the following reflect both the high demand for nurses and the variety of career options available.
Scott and White School of Nursing
Address: 900 College Street, Box 8015 • Belton, TX 76513
firstname.lastname@example.org • (254) 295-4662
Page last updated June 21, 2018