School of Nursing



Blue Sky University School of Nursing is a place where exceptional people discover possibilities that forever change their lives and the world. We attract students and faculty from around the world to collaborate, research, and learn the best practices to advance the science and art of nursing. We shape the profession of nursing by developing nursing leaders in education, research, and practice. We accomplish this through our outstanding baccalaureate, graduate, and continuing education programs; our cutting edge science and research; and our innovative clinical enterprise.

We strive to be an internationally recognized school that develops nursing leaders for education, research, and practice. Our faculty, staff, and students create a vibrant community that advances evidence-based practice and scholarship across the health professions. We enhance the quality and efficiency of education, practice, and research by incorporating state-of-the-art technology. We are a School where scholars come together to confront important health issues. We aim to be a partner of choice, collaborating with colleagues from diverse professions, institutions, and locations to develop innovative practice models that shape the evolving health care delivery system.

Our Philosophy

The mission of the School of Nursing is aimed at meeting the health needs of society in a global and multicultural world. To this end, scholarship, research, education, and practice are integrated to create a culture of inquiry that values intellectual curiosity and diversity, and where faculty, clinicians, staff and students thrive and learn from one another.

Scholarship and Research

We believe that integration of the arts and sciences is the basis for nursing knowledge and the framework for nursing practice and scholarship. Nursing knowledge encompasses empirical, philosophical, historical, ethical, and personal ways of knowing, and is fundamental to the advancement of professional practice. Scholarship encompasses more than research, but also the integration of research into practice and the advancement and dissemination of nursing knowledge. Research is integral in every educational program and is strengthened by participating in and contributing to the rich scholarly environment of the University.

Nursing is scientifically based and carried out autonomously, as well as inter-dependently. The focus is development, dissemination, and utilization of knowledge about nursing actions that promote positive changes in patients, systems of care, and the larger society. Nurses collaborate with individuals, families, groups, communities, and other professions to achieve health and well-being for all people. The B-SkyU School of Nursing is responsive to numerous influences that shape health care, including evolving models of care, consumer advocacy, demographic changes, and advances in science and technology. The faculty are committed to a scholarly agenda that pushes the boundaries of nursing science, in turn influencing education and shaping policy and practice.

Education

Education at Blue Sky University School of Nursing facilitates the intellectual, personal and social development of students as they identify and attain academic and professional goals. Our educational environment fosters independence, ethical behavior, creative and critical thinking, increased breadth of knowledge, and sensitive interactions concerning cultures and viewpoints. Programs, from baccalaureate to post-doctoral and lifelong learning, are enriched by the varied needs and perspectives of a culturally diverse population, as well as pressing needs for nursing leaders in a rapidly changing world. These leaders will be the clinical experts and nursing scholars of the future.

The baccalaureate program, including traditional and second degree students, focuses on professional nursing practice across the continuum of health care, with particular emphasis on vulnerable populations. The curriculum is dynamic and reflects changes in science and technology, and content and clinical experiences emphasizing evidence-based practice, leadership skills; and interdisciplinary collaboration.

The Master’s programs focus on advanced practice nursing and administration, with an emphasis on specialty and subspecialty practice in concert with changing societal needs. Graduate nurses are prepared for advanced practice that creatively combines knowledge and skills in critical thinking and expert interventions across the lifespan. Special attention is given to clinical decision-making and management skills, as well as methods of evaluation of quality and cost of care.

Pre- and post-doctoral education is dedicated to advancing the discipline of nursing through research. The goal is to equip students with a foundation in nursing and a field of concentration in order to make substantive contributions to scholarship. Strong faculty mentorship is integral to the development of a critical cadre of future researchers, academicians, and leaders, nationally and internationally.

Practice

Practice serves as the foundation for research and education and is defined as the diverse and varied construction, application and evaluation of knowledge and action within the discipline of nursing, and most importantly for the users and recipients of nursing care. We believe it is the responsibility of academic nursing to serve as the fulcrum for modeling the intentional integration of education, research, and clinical care in order to advance the science and shape the structure and quality of health services.

Our Programs

A variety of flexible and combined programs are offered to accelerate degree completion. These innovative approaches to clinical instruction enhance students’ learning experiences, as well as provide vital health care services to the region. The academic rigor of our programs, the extraordinary nursing scholarship of our faculty, and our reputation for shaping nursing graduates who are leaders in their profession seek to position us as a top nursing school.

The B-SkyU School of Nursing shares the goals of the University in teaching, research and community services. Its purposes are to:

  • Prepare undergraduate and graduate degree level professional nurses in order to improve the quality and quantity of nursing and health care that are available to the peoples of the region.
  • Collaborate with other nursing/health and selected institutions and agencies, with a view to strengthening the health care services of the region.
  • Provide leadership and direction for the progressive development of the nursing profession in the region.
  • Develop and maintain mutually beneficial contacts/affiliations with relevant regional and international institutions/agencies.
  • Pursue a research agenda.

Whether your motivation for advancing your education is personal, professional or a combination of both, Blue Sky University is ready to support you. Contact the Office of Admissions today (admissions@bluesky-u.com) for details on how the programs offered by the School of Nursing can satisfy your academic, personal or professional needs. Also, be sure and ask about our scholarship opportunities that are reserved exclusively for students in the School of Nursing.

Programs offered by School of Nursing

Degree Programs

Eligibility Criteria

Associate Degree (A.Sc.) Minimum high school or equiv.
Associate-to-Bachelor’s Desgree (B.Sc.) Associate degree, or equiv. international education
Bachelor’s Degree (B.Sc.) Minimum high school or equiv.
Masters Degree (M.Sc.) Minimum Bachelor’s or equiv.
Doctorate Degree (Ph.D., DNP) Minimum Master’s or equiv.

Diploma Programs

Eligibility Criteria

Undergraduate Diploma Minimum high school or equiv.
Graduate Diploma Minimum high school or equiv.

Certificate Programs

Eligibility Criteria

Undergraduate Course Certificate Minimum high school or equiv.
Graduate Course Certificate Minimum high school or equiv.
Undergraduate Certificate Minimum high school or equiv.
Graduate Certificate Minimum high school or equiv.
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