Nursing Pre-Licensure

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Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Science in Nursing



Female student in a simulation lab.

Why This Program?

Advocating for patients and changing lives. 

From our founding as a women's college in 1930 to the evolution of our highly sought online and graduate nursing degrees, our trusted Nursing program provides a tradition of excellence, state-of-the-art labs, and hand-on experiences to set our graduates apart.  

  • Tradition of Excellence: Briar Cliff has always been passionate about nursing. Earning your bachelor's degree from our renowned nursing program will also mean that you will be receiving an education from faculty members who are all active in clinical practice and connected to professional nursing organizations.
  • State-of-the-Art Labs: Our renovated simulation, chemistry and biology laboratories are unparalleled for an undergraduate institution our size. You could also get to work in one of the region's only working educational cadaver labs!
  • Hands-on Experience: Get experience where it counts most in the field. In our program, you'll get over 800 hours of clinical practice in hospitals, community health agencies, long-term care facilities and other community based settings.
  • Easy Transition to Advance Your Career Briar Cliff is the only university in Western Iowa where you can start as an undergraduate or Registered Nurse (RN) and work all the way up Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) all at the same school! Bachelors of Nursing > Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or nurse practitioner > Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)