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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Become a Nurse - Select the Only 3-Year BSN Offered in the Region

Becoming a nurse is a decision that comes from the heart. We know you enroll with a desire to help others, and to build upon your intellect to discover how best to care for patients. Our programs promise to immerse you in the knowledge you need to do just that! College of Saint Mary offers a three-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing, saving you both time and tuition.

You'll learn in our, state-of-the-art simulation labs, in small classes and from some of the most knowledgeable professors around. Our goal is seeing you fulfilled in this important, noble career field.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Fulfill your dreams of becoming a Registered Nurse

  • Save time and tuition with our 3-year pathway option. 
  • As a nursing student you’ll have access to both a personal student success advisor in addition to an academic advisor.
  • Begin your prerequisite courses and have a guaranteed seat in the BSN program
  • CSM's state-of-the-art health professions skills and simulation center will provide you a supportive and realistic learning experience
  • Develop your nursing skills through a variety of clinical experiences including in-patient hospitals, clinics, schools, community-based and long-term care facilities and more.
  • CSM nursing graduates are highly sought after by employers, the BSN program has had a 100% job placement rate since 2021.
  • Post-graduation NCLEX-RN coaching with the Program Director to personalize your study plan as you prepare for the NCLEX-RN.
  • The CSM Bachelor of Science in Nursing program had a 91% NCLEX-RN First Time Pass Rate in 2023.

 

Degree Offered

Degree Offered

Program Details

Program Details

Start Date: Cohort begins in August
Program Length: 3 or 4 Years 

Student Activities & Organizations

Student Activities & Organizations

Student Nurses Association (SNA)

SNA is a pre-professional organization for nursing students, fostering the personal and professional development of nursing. Being a part of the organization benefits students in many ways. SNA often hosts working professionals to share their experiences with students and offer advice. 

Josie Harper Nursing Scholarship

Josie Harper Nursing Scholarship

Through the generosity of The Harper Family Foundation, CSM is helping to provide a debt-free pathway for young women over the next four years through the Josie Harper Nursing Scholarship! Nursing students can receive up to $10,000* towards their CSM education each year while achieving their academic goals and nursing career dream. 

Josie Harper Nursing Scholarship Recipients Receive:

  • Up to $10,000* annually - significant financial support for tuition, campus housing, and educational expenses. 
  • The Scholarship is automatically renewable each year through the completion of your BSN degree. 
 

Career Outlook

Career Outlook

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) collaborate with other healthcare professionals to provide care to clients in a variety of settings. Employment of Licensed Practical Nurses is set to increase by 10% through 2030, which includes 60,800 jobs. The average annual income is $48,070 nationwide. 

Registered Nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions. Employment of Registered Nurses is projected to grow 9% through 2030, and about 194,500 openings for registered nurses are projected each year. The mean annual income for registered nurses in Nebraska is $69,480 and $75,330 nationwide.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration

Accreditation

Accreditation

The assurance of regional accreditation means that our degrees have been evaluated for their outcomes — including how well they prepare you to meet the needs of your employers, yourself and our global society.  College of Saint Mary is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at College of Saint Mary located in Omaha, Nebraska is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the BSN program is continued accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm.

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Faculty Support Helps Students Acheive

Chyna's compassion for others led her on her journey to become a nurse.

In the classroom, Chyna has appreciated the kindness and openness of her professors, who emphasize building a relationship with their students.

If she’s struggled, Chyna never let herself get discouraged, and neither would her professors. Instead, they’ve helped her study or find different ways to think about things. “In all my classes, I’ve learned a different life lesson because of mistakes or failures they always tried to put a positive spin on,” she said. “I just learned to be a better person through working with them, and I feel like I’m coming into my own through those lessons.

Read More About Chyna's Experience at CSM