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Nursing, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Sioux Center, IA, United States
Qualified nurses are in high demand. Nursing is at the top of the Labor Department's list for job growth. Hospitals are increasingly hiring highly educated nurses with a bachelor of science in nursing (B.S.N.) degree.


The Dordt College Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is a uniquely designed program that combines the intensive skills training with the broad knowledge required of Registered Nurses in practice.  The program uses a concept-based curriculum to organize content, reduce subject matter saturation, and to reinforce patterns and relationships.  A three- tiered approach is used to develop the students’ nursing practice skills: a hospital-like laboratory setting, a state of the art simulation studio, and by providing direct patient care in over 25 area hospitals, clinics, schools, and community settings.  Students are exposed to a broad venue of practice settings, work cultures, and diverse professionals in rural to urban, small to large, acute to chronic care facilities.

By attending Dordt College for a bachelor's degree, nurses gain a strong background in the sciences, current health care issues, cross-cultural care, and preparation for clinical nursing. At Dordt College, you will find instructors who are committed to helping nurses develop Christian character, professional values, strong core competencies, and a commitment to lifelong learning.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

You will follow a curricular plan that will introduce you to nursing practice in the first year. In the second year, you will learn health and wellness concepts that may be applied to all patients and clients across the life span. In year three, you will learn about chronic diseases and disorders, as well as predictable health experiences such as pregnancy, labor, and delivery. In your fourth year, you will engage with patients who are experiencing acute, intensive illness and complex health situations. You will also work closely with the nursing faculty to prepare for your licensing exam.

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.25

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.25 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

    • Complete an application: Completing an application is free for all international applicants. 
    • ACT or SAT Scores: All students must submit official copies of their scores on either the ACT or SAT in order to be approved for admission to Dordt College. 
    • Transcripts of high school or university coursework: Dordt College requires the submission of official English transcripts of all high school (grades 9-12) and prior university coursework. 
    • Statement of faith and essay
    • International students may also be interviewed or asked to submit a brief (350 to 500) word essay about their faith background and why they are interested in studying within the Christian setting at Dordt College.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30000 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    30000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30000 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Sioux Center

  • 1188 - 1850 USD/month
    Living Costs

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