George Williams College

Nursing (BSN)

Why study Nursing?

Are you interested in science and in helping others to heal? Then a career in nursing could be right for you. Nursing is among the most respected professions in America, and demand among employers is growing rapidly. Nurses play critical roles in the health care field, which requires individuals who are well trained, knowledgeable and caring. And nurses are well paid for their skills: the median salary for nurses is $70,000 per year (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017).

Why study Nursing at GWC?

The Nursing program at George Williams College of Aurora University is one of the most respected in the region. The program prepares you to take the NCLEX-RN, a nationwide examination for the licensing of RNs. After graduation from the School of Nursing, you must pass the NCLEX-RN examination to receive your RN license. AU graduates of the program have passed the test at a rate of 93% (2018), a very high number compared to other universities.

All of our nursing faculty are registered nurses (RN) and have a master’s or doctoral degree in the field.

And best of all, through the freshman direct admission option, you can begin Nursing classes immediately in your first year at GWC. That's unlike many other colleges that require you to wait until your sophomore or junior year to begin taking classes in the subject.

Curriculum Highlights

    • Anatomy
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Leadership
    • Pharmacology
    • Psychology
  • This major also prepares you to eventually earn a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. This advanced degree allows you to educate new nurses and to advance your own skill set.
  • The baccalaureate degree in Nursing at Aurora University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
Experiential learning

Experiential learning

Our program has one of the most state-of-the art laboratories in the region. It includes an advanced simulation laboratory. Take part in clinical experiences in real health care settings, such as hospitals, clinics and community health settings.

Career opportunities

  • Provide direct and indirect care
  • Design and manage care
  • Advocate for patients and the profession

Get hired by the best

  • Hospitals
  • Mental health agencies
  • Nursing homes
  • Public health agencies
  • Schools