Nursing is based on mastery of concepts in science and mathematics. Students must successfully complete courses in chemistry, human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, nutrition, and statistics. Upper division nursing courses build on this foundation with courses in pathophysiology, pharmacy, and diagnostics. All nursing courses apply scientific principles to caring for patients.
At the core of a successful and effective nurse is a person who loves working with people. Nurses must also have:
At the present time, and into the foreseeable future, jobs in nursing are plentiful. Salaries have improved as the demand for nurses has increased. At the end of the day, a successful nurse has made a difference both in the lived experience of another person and in the meaningfulness of their own life. An undergraduate degree in nursing provides the basic theoretical knowledge and clinical experience for successful practice as an RN. The magic of nursing occurs when a student is able to blend this knowledge with passion for an area of practice. Undergraduate nursing education exposes you to a variety of practice opportunities so that you can find your best fit.