Cardinal Stritch University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing pre-licensure program offers direct admission and is designed for students seeking a nursing degree with a liberal arts foundation in a university environment.

Our program builds upon a foundation of knowledge in science and the humanities and is aimed at developing your abilities to practice nursing using the principles of health promotion, maintenance, and restoration across the lifespan in a variety of structured client settings. BSN graduates are prepared as general clinical practitioners and are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurses and obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse in the United States.

Prepare Today for Tomorrow’s Demands

In the Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing & Health Sciences, you'll find flexible scheduling and lots of one-on-one instruction. We offer a comfortable, supportive environment and quality academic programs, acute, long-term care, and community agencies.

Learn from Leaders in Nursing and Health Sciences

As the demands and requirements for workers in healthcare continue to evolve, we remain at the forefront of changes in the industry. The Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing and Health Sciences has a long history of staying ahead of the curve and providing cutting-edge education. Today, we continue to be a leading provider of creative, flexible programs that integrate theory and practice to meet emerging health education needs of clients and communities.


  • NUR 110 - Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice
  • NUR 210 - Health Assessment
  • NUR 212 - Pathophysiology I
  • NUR 222 - Pharmacology
  • NUR 224 - Adult/Geriatric Health - Chronic Care
  • NUR 300 - Nutrition for Health
  • NUR 310 - Evidenced Based Nursing Practice
  • NUR 314 - Mental Health
  • NUR 322 - Maternal Newborn Health
  • NUR 324 - Pediatric Health
  • NUR 410 - Pathophysiology II
  • NUR 412 - Acute Nursing Care in Adult and Geriatric Health
  • NUR 414 - Holism and Diversity
  • NUR 415 - Critical Care Nursing
  • NUR 417 - Spiritual Health
  • NUR 420 - Population - Focused Health
  • NUR 424 - Leadership for Change
  • NUR 428 - Transition into Professional Practice

Degree Requirements

Requirements for Bachelor of Science A student is a candidate for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree when:

  • 120 credits have been completed
    • 60 credits from the College of Nursing
    • 56 credits from the College of Arts and Sciences
    • 3 credits from the College of Business and Management
    • 3 credits from the College of Education and Leadership
  • All BSN coursework has been successfully completed.
  • A 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Successfully passed the standardized end of program test.
  • All financial obligations incurred have been met.

Students who have met the degree requirements are eligible to apply for licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Program taught in:
  • English

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