Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The nursing program at Heritage is designed to equip you with the skills to excel in the health-care profession and empower you to advocate for your patients. Through our comprehensive, mission-focused program, you’ll build the foundation for a rewarding career that will allow you to help others and lead in your community.

Why Earn Your Nursing Degree at Heritage?

At Heritage, we have a passion for nurturing the health of the people in our community. Our BSN program is dedicated to preparing students to become health-care professionals that will graduate and go on to serve their communities. In fact, our curriculum emphasizes whole-family and community nursing, which teaches students to provide comprehensive care for a diverse range of patients, including multicultural populations and those from rural and underserved environments.

As a student in this program, you’ll be part of a supportive academic community, led by experienced and dedicated faculty who have been in your shoes before. Heritage is home to state-of-the-art nurse training and has valuable health-care connections with regional hospitals and care centers that will enable you to gain hands-on experience ahead of graduation.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Heritage University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

4:1

Ratio of clinical laboratory and practice hours to credit hours

100%

Nursing students employed within 1 year of graduation

10:1

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

BSN Program Outcomes

The Heritage baccalaureate nursing degree will prepare the graduate to function competently as:

Provider of Care
  • The Heritage baccalaureate nurse is prepared to assume accountability for the design and delivery of safe, holistic nursing; plans, implements, and evaluates nursing interventions from an ecological perspective for the individual, family, and community as the units of care.
  • The Heritage baccalaureate nurse practices the art of nursing by integrating aesthetic knowing in nursing care.
Scholar
  • The Heritage baccalaureate nurse explains how nursing’s fundamental patterns of knowing –personal, aesthetic, ethical, empirical and emancipatory –contribute to understanding the complexity of nursing care in the treatment of human response; and approaches nursing with a spirit of inquiry for understanding and application of nursing theories that explain and predict the outcomes of care.
Leader and Collaborator
  • The Heritage baccalaureate nurse works collaboratively as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team; utilizes effective written and oral communication and professional behaviors to foster shared decision-making and accountability among team members to optimize outcomes of care; and integrates technological and mathematical knowledge to create a culture of quality and safety to prevent systems errors.
  • The Heritage baccalaureate nurse demonstrates courage and resilience from practicing self-care as requisite for creating a culture of safe and effective
Member of the Profession
  • The Heritage baccalaureate nurse embodies professional values and responsibilities defined by the standards and scope of practice for the registered professional nurse; the American Nurses Association (ANA) Standards of Professional Nursing Practice; and Code of Ethics with Interpretive Statements.
  • The Heritage baccalaureate nurse demonstrates caring ethical comportment; expresses passion for sustainability and justice; participates in the policy processes impacting the health of individuals, families, communities and populations; and works to increase access to care, especially for vulnerable populations and to overcome social determinants of health inequities. The graduate also will assume accountability for maintaining professional practice through self-reflection; and demonstrate continuous professional engagement and lifelong learning.

Learn valuable skills

Through our program, you’ll gain a strong foundation for a career in nursing or for continued education. Opportunities for hands-on learning in our simulation lab and with regional partners will help build vital soft skills such as organization, communication, attention to detail and quick thinking. All this, plus a rigorous academic curriculum, will prepare you for a lifelong career in nursing.

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Get hands-on experience

Nursing students get to start working with patients during their second year of studies. Heritage is proud to have relationships with more than 20 health-care institutions across Washington, including Seattle Children’s Hospital, Yakima Health District and Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital Maternity Care. This means that in addition to having access to our clinical and simulation labs, you will also have opportunities to get real experience in patient care.

Meet Some of Our Nursing Students

Coursework and Requirements

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program are expected to complete their degree requirements in four to five years. Eligible students will be admitted to pre-nursing in their freshman year and complete their required general education courses before applying to the BSN program beginning in their sophomore year.

Ready for the next step?

Submit your application to Heritage University now! Our application due date for early admissions is January 1. We can’t wait to get to know you better as we consider you for our incoming class.

Student Stories

Once you’ve applied, get to know how other students have achieved their goals at Heritage! Hear firsthand from current students and recent alumni who have had opportunities for exciting work and community involvement.

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Want to Help Our Students Soar? Donate to Nursing Education.

Create a lasting legacy for the next generation of nursing students at Heritage – make a nursing program donation. When you give, you help us to provide nursing students with state-of-the-art facilities such as our simulation lab, valuable nursing education scholarships, and travel and housing support for clinical rotations. By investing in students in the nursing program, you’ll be investing in the future of health care in your community.