The Catholic University of America
Catholic University of America is a private university located in Washington, D.C. The Conway School of Nursing offers a CCNE accredited BSN program which may be taken in the traditional 4-year format or as a second degree program. The second degree program is designed for students who already have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree seeking a BSN. Instead of 4 years of full-time schooling, this program is only 5 semesters long.
Alongside the school's impressive facilities and curriculum, they offer study abroad opportunities tailored to nursing students in Australia, Ireland, and Nicaragua. They further offer a Spanish in Health Care certificate program that nurses can take concurrently with their BSN curriculum. This certificate program equips students with the ability to communicate with Spanish speaking patients, which is certainly a career boasting edge in the nursing field. When it comes to clinical rotations, nursing students at CUA are in a geographical Mecca. With numerous nearby healthcare facilities that play important roles on the national scale, CUA students have an amazing opportunity to discover their niche and passion within the nursing field.
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