Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Program Delivery: On Campus
Courses are offered at the Naples campus in the evening. Clinical experiences take place on weekend days.

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code: 51.3801O*NET OnlineBureau of Labor Statistics

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is designed to prepare students to become knowledgeable, caring, ethical nurses. The curriculum is divided into two parts. The first portion is the pre-nursing curriculum that is completed in the AS in Biomedical Sciences program and consists of general education and prerequisite science courses. These courses provide the student with the foundational skills required to successfully complete the Nursing Program. 

In the second portion, the nursing core, students learn the art and science of nursing and begin their commitment to excellence in practice through the delivery of the highest quality, holistic care to diverse populations. Through a planned sequence of theoretical, laboratory, simulation, and clinical experiences, students acquire the knowledge, skills, values, and abilities of a professional nurse.

Please join us for an informational session on our Naples campus in the Nursing Lab on one of the following dates: Wednesday, August 22, Tuesday, September 18, Thursday, October 18 and Wednesday, November 14.  Contact Maria Vacca at or (239) 598-6285 for more information.

This limited-enrollment nursing core, is a full-time course of study and is only offered at the Naples campus during the evenings and on weekend days. The nursing core classes must be taken as directed and cannot be taken out of sequence; students move through the Program as a cohort.

A secondary program application process will be undertaken by students wishing to be admitted into the nursing core. When students have completed at least thirty pre-nursing credits of the science and liberal arts courses, they are eligible to apply to the nursing core. Candidates are evaluated for acceptance into the program based on a combination of factors including GPA, Test of Academic Success (TEAS) score, a pre-enrollment interview with faculty, and an application essay on a selected topic.

Learning is viewed as a life-long process; this program of study provides a strong foundation for students to continue their education.Graduates of this program are able to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam, a passing score on which is required for licensure as a registered nurse

Is a Career in Nursing Right for Me?

If you have a desire to help others, possess excellent communication skills and respond well to emergencies, nursing may be the career for you!

Successful nurses typically possess the following qualities:

  • Solid Communication Skills - Nurses must be able to effectively communicate with their team, patients and patients' families to ensure the patient's needs are correctly understood and addressed.
  • Empathy - Compassion and sympathy help nurses to be successful advocates for their patients.
  • Emotional Stability - Although rewarding, a career in healthcare can be stressful and traumatic at times. 
  • Flexibility - Working hours and responsibilities will vary greatly in the nursing field.

Document Downloads

BSN Admission Process
Interview Rubric
Essay Rubric

What is the Nursing Career Outlook?

Registered nurses who possess a bachelor’s degree are in high demand both in Southwest Florida and nationally. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.

What can I do with this degree?

Nurses provide care, advice, emotional support, and help educate patients and their families about various health issues and conditions in a variety of settings. While the majority of nurses work in hospitals, they may also find employment in residential care facilities, physician's offices, home healthcare and government facilities.

Nursing Specialties

There are many types of specialty areas nurses may explore as well. A few areas are listed below.

  • Addiction nurses
  • Cardiovascular nurses
  • Critical care nurses
  • Genetics nurses
  • Neonatology nurses
  • Nephrology nurses
  • Rehabilitation nurses


 What Will I Learn?

The Bachelor of Science in nursing program consists of two parts, general education and prerequisite courses and the the nursing core. The nursing core provides a planned sequence of theoretical, laboratory, simulation and clinical experiences so that students acquire the knowledge, skills, values and abilities of a professional nurse.

Find more detailed information in the University Catalog

How is Hodges University's Nursing Program Different?

Our Program is Contemporary

Hodges University's Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a new program that has a contemporary curriculum and will prepare students to enter the rapidly changing world of healthcare. Nurses educated at the bachelor’s level are in high demand both locally and nationally. Additionally, these nurses are able to move into leadership positions and/or continue their education at the graduate level.

You Can Complete our Program in Less Time

Since our program is offered in four consecutive semesters, students are able to enter the workforce one semester sooner than traditional programs.

Our Small Class Sizes

The same small class size and individualized attention that is found elsewhere at Hodges University can be found in the nursing program.

Get Started Today and Apply Now!

Complete a Hodges University Application

Step 1:  Complete a Hodges University Application (above).

Step 2:  Complete a Secondary Nursing Program Application.

Need More Information?

You may also contact us to speak to an admissions coordinator who will guide you through the application and admissions process. To speak to an admissions coordinator call us at 1-800-466-8017 (Naples) or 1-800-466-0019 (Fort Myers), use our contact form, email or schedule a one-on-one visit to tour one of our campuses.

Your Admissions Coordinator will:

  • Help you complete the applications, obtain necessary transcripts and schedule your admissions test (if necessary).
  • Coordinate the Financial Aid process with a Financial Aid Professional and refer you to your Academic Advisor for class scheduling.
  • Give you information regarding your orientation. 

We look forward to welcoming you to the Hodges family!

Your Faculty Members

Jessica Palumbo
Director of Nursing

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