The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program welcomes you to our home page. We hope this site provides you with information to make an informed decision to choose the University of the District of Columbia as your institution of higher education. The BSN program at UDC is fully accredited and offers a flexible class schedule to meet the needs of the working professional nurse. We look forward to your visit to our campus.
Dr. Pier Broadnax, Director of Nursing
As the University of the District of Columbia transforms itself as a pacesetter in urban education, our BSN program is undergoing its own transformation to achieve the goals of the Vision 2020 Strategic Plan. The baccalaureate nursing degree is designed for the Registered Nurses (RN) student who holds a license to practice nursing in Washington, DC. The RN-to-BSN program consists of two levels - the junior level and the senior level.
The associate degree nursing program is located in the Community College (CC) and articulation between the programs facilitates smooth progression to the junior level and completion of the BSN program. Students may enter the junior level of the program while completing prerequisite interdisciplinary general education courses. The BSN can be completed in three (3) semesters of full-time study.
The University of the District of Columbia is the only urban land-grant public institution of higher education in the nation. The BSN program is housed within the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) which offers research-based academic and community outreach programs that improve the quality of life and economic opportunity for people and communities in the District of Columbia, the nation, and the world. The mission of the BSN program is to produce well-educated, autonomous, competent, and resourceful graduates to practice nursing in the multiethnic, global and technological society of the 21st century.
- Prepare graduates with acquired discipline specific knowledge, skills, values, meanings, and experience that demonstrate the professionalism of a baccalaureate nurse.
- To foster characteristics for leadership, evidence based practice, and clinical competencies to guide decision making and the delivery of safe, culturally relevant nursing care across health care settings and the health continuum.
- Facilitate employability and career mobility opportunities in the nursing profession
- Program completion within 150% of the time for that degree (2.5 years or 4.5 semesters) of starting the nursing courses.
- Graduates will express satisfaction with effectiveness of the nursing
- Employers will express satisfaction with employee professional performance.
- Graduates will be adaptive lifelong learners who pursue graduate studies, achieve specialty certification, participate in professional organizations, complete continuing education and training.
- Provision of appropriate didactic and experiential learning opportunities to meet
landgrant mission and enhance nursing workforce.
The BSN Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The ACEN contact information is as follows:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020