护士提倡安全, caring and healing environments that influence the health and wellness of individuals, families and communities. The American healthcare industry is expanding at a rapid pace, creating an immediate need for medical professionals. Nurses are currently in high demand for many reasons, including the development of new technology, 人口老龄化, and current nurses retiring. Job outlook for nurses is forecasted to be excellent, with faster growth than the average for all occupations.
SHSU's 护理学院 (SON) offers three educational paths:
- Pre-护理 to Bachelor of Science in 护理 (BSN): offered through the Department of Population Health. Typically, 80 - 90 applicants are accepted out of 350+ applications twice a year
- Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) to Bachelor of Science in 护理 (BSN): applicants must have an LVN license
- Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in 护理 (BSN): applicants must have an RN license or be enrolled in an associate degree in nursing program at Alvin Community College, 模拟金属大学, 孤星学院, or Temple College and become a licensed RN before the end of the program.
学生 take a series of prerequisite courses in order to meet admission criteria. The Pre-护理 program at SHSU consists of anatomy and physiology I, anatomy and physiology II, 微生物学, 化学, developmental psychology, 统计数据, 营养, introductory psychology, and additional TX Core Curriculum courses.