A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a degree that distinguishes nurses as knowledgeable healthcare providers with the highest standards of American practice and current clinical knowledge. Nurses with a BSN degree are set apart as academically proficient, clinically adept individuals who are able to diversify their nursing care in a variety of skill sets including patient advocacy, nursing leadership, case management, and independent bedside care.
American Health’s educational partners who provide instruction represent some of the highest quality institutions in the United States, Canada, the UK and Australia.
Nursing students are eligible to participate in an accelerated BSN degree program if they have an Associate Degree in Nursing or a Diploma in Nursing from an accredited educational institution with a minimum number of college credits acceptable to the US school. Nurses who meet the requirements of the BSN program will receive conditional acceptance letters from the school in which they will be studying. American Health will offer ongoing support throughout the BSN program for the nurses including assisting with immigration and entry into the United States, room and board, and acclimating to the American culture. Nurses will begin the program upon arrival in the United States with intensive study of English with a concentration on medical terminology.
Concurrently, the nurses will attend NCLEX review classes to equip and prepare them for this national licensure exam, which is necessary to participate in clinical rotations in a Bachelor of Nursing program. American Health’s focused NCLEX review program is particularly designed for non-American born nurses, and familiarizes them with the questions, process, terminology and analytical thinking necessary for success on the NCLEX. Nurses will also take courses designed to familiarize them with the American healthcare system. Because nurses with diplomas typically require more college credits to obtain a bachelors than students with an associate degree, diploma students may require additional credits during this preliminary year to fulfill their liberal arts requirements.
Passing the NCLEX exam allows the nurses to apply for a registered nursing license in any state in the United States, making them eligible to obtain a BSN degree and participate in clinical rotations. Students who do not pass the NCLEX exam will not be eligible to participate in the remainder of the BSN program.