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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Foundational Core

A nursing foundational core school in Austin - South

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Foundational Core
The pre-licensure BSN program is divided into two cores:
  • Foundational Core (general education courses)
  • Clinical Core (nursing specific courses)
BSN Foundational Core

Admission to the BSN foundational core is based on university admission criteria and does not guarantee admission to the BSN clinical core.

Students are required to attend the BSN foundational core orientation/advising session and complete necessary forms to enroll into the foundational core. These orientations/advising sessions are conducted on the following campuses approved by the respective state Boards of Nursing to offer the BSN program:

  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Austin, TX
  • Overland Park, KS
  • Rapid City, SD
  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • Wichita West, KS

Students accepted into the BSN foundational core may complete certain general education courses at other NAU locations. Click to visit with an NAU advisor for more information.

BSN Clinical Core

Admission to the BSN clinical core is selective and highly competitive. Students who have successfully completed the BSN foundational core (general education courses) at NAU will be given priority consideration, but are not guaranteed admission into the BSN clinical core.

Students accepted into the BSN clinical core must complete all nursing courses at NAU campuses approved by the respective state Boards of Nursing.

Upon graduation, you can be prepared to become a nurse generalist with a strong foundation for developing specialized clinical practice. For more information about the BSN program, click on the links below:

To learn more about program goals, learning outcomes, and course descriptions, view the . For more information call (888) 628-8392 or visit the Austin South campus page.

Associated Careers

*Source: National Center for O*NET Development. O*NET OnLine. www.onetonline.org

  • Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
  • Registered Nurses

Program Information

The baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in nursing at National American University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

Program Laddering

National American University also offers the Master of Science in Nursing online degree program.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

To read disclosure information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information, select the type of student that best describes you.


About Austin

National American University’s Austin South campus is located in the heart of south Austin, with easy access from South Mo Pac, Interstate 35 and US290. The Austin South campus opened in 2011, and offers excellent degree programs in business, allied health, information technology, and criminal justice. Our faculty and staff are committed to providing quality higher education in a caring and supportive environment. Located at the corner of William Cannon Drive and Westgate Boulevard, the campus serves students in communities from Austin to San Antonio, on campus, online, and on Fort Sam Houston. More information about Austin and the surrounding area is available at the following sites:

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