Why Choose Nursing
Choosing to become a professional nurse is courageous and noble.
Nursing professionals provide holistic, individualized care to the
sick, injured and vulnerable in a variety of community and
healthcare settings. Nurses also work collaboratively with
individuals and other health care professionals to prevent disease
and promote health across the lifespan. If you are looking
for a career in the caring profession of nursing, achieving your
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Lindsey Wilson College will
place you on the path to a lifetime of compassionate service and
success in a growing professional field. The mission of the
Nursing Division is to provide quality undergraduate nursing
education that prepares students for baccalaureate-generalist
professional nursing practice.
Why choose a Bachelor of Science Degree in
Baccalaureate nursing programs encompass all of the course work
taught in associate degree and diploma programs plus a more
in-depth study of the physical and social sciences, nursing
research, public and community health, nursing leadership and
management, and the humanities. The additional course work enhances
the student's professional development, prepares the new nurse for
a broader scope of practice, and provides the nurse with a better
understanding of the cultural, political, economic, and social
issues that affect patients and influence health care delivery.
Throughout the last decade, policymakers and practice leaders have
recognized that education makes a difference.
Baccalaureate Degree Programs Lead to Licensure as
According to the Kentucky Board of Nursing, graduates of BSN
programs are prepared to provide care to individuals, families and
communities in wellness and illness settings providing
comprehensive health services. They are prepared to assume
positions of leadership and responsibility in a variety of practice
settings, and to enter graduate school for specialized study.
Applicants must meet the entrance requirements of the college as
well as those of the nursing program. The baccalaureate
degree program graduates are prepared for graduate study (master's
degree) with a specialization in a variety of nursing
disciplines. The BSN program of study consists of general
education courses concentrated in the humanities, social and
physical sciences and courses in both nursing theory and clinical
practice. Supervised clinical experiences occur in hospitals,
clinics, community health agencies, and other health care delivery
areas. Professional issues and beginning research techniques
are also part of the curriculum. http://www.kbn.ky.gov/education/pon/types.htm
Why did Lindsey Wilson
College Students Choose Nursing?
First year nursing student, Cambry Underwood -
"I chose nursing because every day you
will touch someone's life, or someone will touch yours. It will be
Senior nursing student, Dorothy Karcher -
"I chose nursing because I wanted a
career that would be rewarding and meaningful, while making a
difference in people's lives".
First year nursing student, Joshua Pence - "I
volunteered at Center for Courageous Kids and from then on, I
knew that I wanted to improve the quality of THOSE KIDS' lives. To
improve the well being of a sick child, or a to help a child
in pain would mean the world to me."