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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Foundational Core

A nursing foundational core school in the Kansas City metro area - Independence

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 at NAU's Independence location in Kansas City 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 (866) 628-1288 or visit the Independence campus page.

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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.

 
"Being able to work with different departments and see how you all come together to make each and every one of us successful is one of the reasons that brings me back to work every day. The supporting and caring environment is not only provided for students but also for faculty and staff!"
Latisha Kieso – Financial Aid Advisor (staff)

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 Independence

National American University’s Independence campus is conveniently located on the busy east side of the Kansas City Metro area. The Independence campus has been serving students in the western Missouri area since 1990, and has long been considered one of NAU’s flagship campus locations. It is one of four NAU campuses in the Kansas City metro area. In addition to its strong business and information technology curriculum, the Independence campus offers excellent degree programs in occupational therapy assistant, medical assisting, healthcare coding, paralegal studies, and healthcare management. The Independence campus is easily accessible from Interstate 70 and Highway 291 just north of the Independence Center. The area is a restaurant and shopping destination due to its proximity to downtown and all suburban areas.

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