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Bachelor of Science, Nursing

Why Widener?

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State-of-the-Art Facilities

In fall 2011, the School of Nursing moved into Founders Hall, a 35,000-square-foot, three-story new academic building with a state-of-the-art Center for Simulation and Computerized Testing that offers students the opportunity to learn about trauma, intensive care, birthing, pediatrics, and home care. See Flickr gallery for photos from the Center for Simulation and Computerized Testing.

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Nurses Educating Together (NET Program)

The NET program is a living and learning community through which students living together engage in shared courses. In addition to our campus-based NET program, we have a Commuter NET program. Although the students in the commuter group do not live together, they form strong bonds through group activities and shared class schedules. Nursing MATH NET is also available for students who place into math and want to explore a living and learning environment.

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Hands-On Learning

Widener nursing students learn through their encounters with patients in clinical practicum, through community service outreach, and in the simulation lab. In clinical environments, Widener is committed to teaching small groups so instructors can work closely with students and patients. Students are exposed to a variety of clinical sites in more than 60 hospitals and community agencies.

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Accelerated Option

The accelerated BSN option at Widener mirrors the traditional day program, but in an evening and weekend format. Students who have completed the prerequisite general education courses can enjoy the flexibility of completing upper division BSN courses in just five semesters. Classes, labs, and clinical experiences meet weekdays starting at 4 p.m., weekends, and evenings. Students can maintain active involvement in campus activities, including student clubs and organizations. For additional information, visit our Transfer Nursing page.


Potential Careers

    • Staff nurse in a hospital, long-term care facility, or outpatient setting
    • Nursing educator
    • Case management
    • Legal nurse consultant
    • School nurse
    • Home care nurse
    • Claims adjuster
    • Worker compensation nurse

Find more information about potential careers at the Discover Nursing site