Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

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Gain scientific inquiry, critical thinking and clinical skills to practice as a BSN-degreed nurse. Our program is deeply connected to Louisville’s thriving medical community. The skills you learn in class and clinicals will translate to opportunities in the field of nursing. If you are a first-time undergraduate student, the traditional 4-year track BSN program is for you. Take a holistic approach to promoting health and well-being of individuals, families and communities.

Program Details

  • 4 Semesters (Two academic years with an optional summer semester internship)
  • 59 credit hours + 772.5 clinical hours, including a 120-hour clinical practicum
  • Clinical placements based on Clinical Homes Model
  • 40 students per cohort (cohorts start every August and January)
  • ATI Testing is incorporated throughout program coursework
  • Scholarships and other funding opportunities available

View our curriculum to learn more about the Traditional BSN program of study.


  • Enjoy student-centered attention in classes and clinical placements
  • Benefit from a program with a graduation rate that exceeds the national average
  • Coursework emphasizes active learning and provides hands-on experiences
  • Gain skills to lead in health care or excel in graduate study
  • Courses taught by experienced faculty
  • Work with a dedicated nursing success coach through program completion
  • Prepare to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) exam

Career Options

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing will prepare you to care for patients and their families in a variety of health care settings from hospitals to home care.

  • Acute care
  • Long-term care
  • Public health
  • Community health
  • Primary care


We offer rolling admissions. You can apply and enroll virtually anytime with classes starting every six to eight weeks. Learn more about our admission requirements.

Program Accreditation

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The baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees in nursing at Spalding University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.