School of Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program

Help Lead the Charge in an Evolving Healthcare Industry

Imagine yourself collaborating with healthcare professionals to provide compassionate patient care in a fast-paced clinical environment. If that sounds appealing, then Stratford’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program can make your dream a reality.

Our B.S. of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program will provide you with the theory, clinical knowledge, interdisciplinary insight and exposure to evidence-based practices that you need to land a job in the field of nursing. Designed to reflect real world scenarios, our curriculum is largely based on best practices to help you build the skill sets you need to apply clinical judgment and critical thinking in practice.

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Stratford’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program puts a strong focus on innovation and emerging medical technology. This focus will broaden your knowledge base and potentially put you on the path to a leadership role within the workplace.

Upon graduating from Stratford’s School of Nursing, you will be eligible to sit for the Virginia State Licensing Board Exam, which provides multi-state practice privileges.

A Rewarding Career is Waiting For You

Our talented Career Services staff has an excellent track record in helping students overcome barriers to landing their dream job.  As a result, Stratford’s nursing graduates have secured exciting jobs in the DC metropolitan area and throughout the U.S.  Between 2011 and 2012, 84% of our nursing graduates were employed in their field of study or a related field. Some of the finest healthcare facilities in the DC region employ our graduates, including:

  • Virginia Department of Health;
  • United Healthcare; and
  • Pediatric Clinical Nurse Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.

Take the next step towards launching your nursing career. Contact us to learn how to get started.

Program Requirements

You can complete your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program at our Falls Church Campus or Woodbridge Campus. Courses are taught through a combination of in-class and online instruction.

Credit Hours Required

Number of Classes

Core Courses

90

20

Medical Courses

13.5

3

Elective Courses

22.5

5

Arts and Sciences Courses

54

12

Total Required for Graduation

180

40

Best-in-Class Faculty

Stratford ‘s faculty is comprised of some of the top healthcare professionals in the field all of whom possess either a Nurse Practitioner degree, Master’s of Science in Nursing, a Ph.D. or other medical degree. These healthcare professionals are licensed by the State of Virginia and have expertise in specialty areas such as Maternal Child Health, Medical Surgical Nursing, and Nursing Policy. Because they are practicing professionals, they are able to apply theory and real-life scenarios to classroom instruction. 

Internships

As a nursing student at Stratford, you will obtain practical nursing experience by engaging in on-site clinical experiences and accessing advanced technological resources that will help hone your nursing talents. Through our Internship Program you will work with some of the top healthcare facilities, including Virginia Cancer Institute and James River Primary Care.

State-of-the-Art Learning Environments

Stratford offers learning environments that facilitate competency-based learning, testing, evaluation, collaboration, and knowledge sharing. Our School of Nursing is equipped with advanced medical teaching tools such as the SIM manikin and simulation labs—all designed for scenario-based training that will enhance your learning experience. In addition, we maintain small class sizes, which are ideal for lab activities and encourage collaboration and information sharing among students.

Healthcare Programs that Fit Your Busy Schedule

Residential classes are offered day, evening, and weekends to accommodate your busy schedule.  All residential classes are blended with a portion of the course delivered online to reduce the time in the classroom. You can complete a class in five or 10 weeks and start your program five times a year (January, March, May, August, and September).

Scheduling flexibility contributes tremendously to student success. Between 2011 and 2012, 100% of full time students and 100% of part-time students completed the program on time.

Visit Student Disclosures to obtain tuition & fees for this program, graduation and employment rates, and other student consumer information on Stratford’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing BSN.

This program typically takes 13 quarters to complete.

Program Progression Plan

Course Name  Credit Hours 
MATXXX Mathematics course (200 level or higher) 

4.5 

ENG111 College Composition 

4.5 

PSY110 Social Psychology 

4.5 

PSY320 Human Growth and Development 

4.5 

ENGXXX English course 

4.5 

SCI250 Microbiology

4.5

MED110  Anatomy and Physiology I

45

MED120 Medical Terminology

4.5

HUM110 Principles of Ethics

4.5

MED210 Anataomy and Physiology II

4.5

HUM410 Understanding World Cultures

4.5

SCI360  Introduction to Biochemistry

4.5

XXXXXX Elective (Pool 1 or 2) CIS110 strongly advised

4.5

XXXXXX Open Arts and Sciences course (300 level or higher)

4.5

NSG100 Introduction to Nursing as a Profession

4.5

NSG110 Introduction to Nursing Practice

4.5

NSG120 Medical Terminology

4.5

NSG210 Case Studies in Pathophysiology

4.5

XXXXXX Elective (Pool 1 or 2)

4.5

NSG220 Pharmacology and Therapeutic Modalities II

4.5

NSG240 Adult Health Nursing I

4.5

NSG460 Nutrition and Dietetics

4.5

MAT310 Statistics

4.5

NSG225 Pharmacology and Therapeutic Modalities II

4.5

NSG245 Adult Health Nursing II

4.5

NSG250 Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family

4.5

NSG260 Nursing Care of Children

4.5

XXXXXX Open Arts and Sciences Course (300 level or higher)

4.5

NSG330 Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning

4.5

NSG350 Mental Health Nursing

4.5

XXXXXX Elective (Pool 1 or 2)

4.5

NSG360 Nursing Care of Older Adults

4.5

NSG420 Nursing in the Community

4.5

XXXXXX Elective (Pool 1 or 2)

4.5

XXXXXX Elective (Pool 1 or 2)

4.5

NSG410 Research Methods for the Health Professional

4.5

NSG430 Complex Care Nursing

4.5

NSG470 Leadership, Management, and Contemporary Issues in Nursing

4.5

NSG480 Nursing Capstone Project

4.5

NSG492 NCLEX Preparation

4.5

Elective Requirements

Students are required to complete 22.5 elective quarter credits. In conjunction with an academic advisor, students will choose from the list of department elective courses to fulfill the elective requirements. Other elective options may be available with the approval of the Program Dean or faculty advisor.

Please click on Elective Pool 1 and Elective Pool 2 to view the class options.

Code Name Credits
NSG290
Current Topics in Nursing I
4.5
NSG291
Current Topics in Nursing II
4.5
NSG490
Special Topics in Nursing
4.5
NSG491
Special Topics in Nursing II
4.5

Code Name Credits
BUS135
Principles of Management
4.5
BUS210
Human Resource Management
4.5
BUS310
Introduction to Financial Management
4.5
BUS380
Project Management
4.5
CHT110
Principles of Hemodialysis
4.5
CIS103
Fundamentals of Information Systems
4.5
CIS110
Computer Office Application
4.5
HCA401
Introduction to Healthcare Administratio
4.5
HCA402
Epidemiology and Health Services Researc
4.5
HCA404
Strategic Health Planning
4.5
HCA405
Long-Term Health Care Management
4.5
HIM210
Health Information Management Systems
4.5
MED130
Medical Office Billing, Coding, & Insur
4.5