Pending Full Approval from SC Board of Nursing and Regulatory Agencies

Eligible students apply in Spring of 2025 to progress to the clinical cohort beginning in Fall 2025.

The pre-licensure, traditional BSN program trains students to become nurses through didactic coursework and clinical practice. Our curriculum prepares students to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) and become a Registered Nurse (RN).

Traditional undergraduate application and acceptance to Limestone University is the only requirement for the admission into Health Sciences Pre-Nursing concentration. Students follow a pre-nursing curriculum their first 2 years to prepare for clinical nursing coursework. See Progression criteria for the final 2 years below.

Progression Criteria to the Clinical Cohort

  • Successful completion of pre-nursing coursework for BSN major with a C or better
  • Minimum GPA of 2.8
  • Submit application to Clinical Cohort by Mar 1 of 4th semester.
  • Background check
  • TEAS Test completed in Jan 2025

Nursing Program Mission

Inspired by the university mission to educate students from diverse backgrounds and committed to the health of citizens, the mission of the nursing program is therefore to support and prepare professional nurses who are able to:  

  • Use critical thinking in decision-making activities;  
  • Promote health and wellness to diverse individuals, families, and communities; and 
  • Demonstrate incorporation of professional standards, lifelong learning, advocacy, and compassion into nursing practice. 

Nursing Program Vision 

To meet the needs of our communities and profession by providing a quality innovative higher education experience.   

Nursing Program Goals 

  • Recruit and retain well-qualified nursing students
  • Recruit and retain well-qualified faculty 
  • Maintain national accreditation through CCNE  
  • Utilize best practices of learning theories in all courses
  • Prepare professional nurses with essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes to improve health
  • Increase the number of BSN and MSN nurses locally

Nursing Expected Program Outcomes

  • Graduate 70% of students who enroll  
  • NCLEX-RN pass rate above the national average
  • 70% of graduates employed within 1 year
  • Employer satisfaction
  • Prepared for graduate education
  • Express satisfaction with BSN program

Fast Facts

  • The BSN nurse is well-prepared to meet the demands of today’s dynamic and complex healthcare environment by demonstrating superior skills in critical thinking, information management, leadership, management, health promotion, communication, assessment, cultural sensitivity, resourcefulness, knowledge application, and scientific reasoning (American Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN], 2014).
  • BSN nurses are able to work in a variety of settings including schools, the military, or public health; and in expanded roles including management, health educators, case managers, care coordinators, or patient navigators.
  • Bright Job outlook 2020 - 2029 with a growth rate 7% faster than the average for all occupations

Explore Experiental Major Map

saints mapsUse this map to help plan and guide your experience at Limestone. Each student’s experience is unique so please keep in mind the activities outlined in this map are suggestions and can be tailored to you! Always consult with your advisors whenever possible for new opportunities and updates.


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