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Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN)

Full Program
36 Months – 120 semester credits

Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN)

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Program Description
36 Months –120 Semester Credits
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program develops the student’s ability to analyze and apply research and evidence-based practice models into various healthcare environments. Through the application of theory, research, and translation of outcomes, the student will analyze clients, community, public health, technology, aging, and vulnerable populations with a focus on healthcare quality, safety, and improved outcomes. This program prepares the successful and licensed graduate for an entry level position as a registered nurse at the bachelor’s degree level.

End of Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of liberal education into nursing practice
  2. Demonstrate interprofessional leadership and communication skills to effectively implement safe and quality care in an evolving healthcare delivery system
  3. Integrate evidence, clinical judgment, interprofessional perspectives, and client preference in planning, implement and evaluating outcomes of care
  4. Use technology to assist in effective client care in a variety of healthcare settings
  5. Explore the impact of socio-cultural, economic, legal and political factors influencing healthcare delivery and practice
  6. Use interprofessional communication and collaboration skills to deliver evidence-based, client-centered care
  7. Use evidence-based practices to guide health teaching, health counseling, screening, outreach, disease and outbreak investigation, referral, and follow-up throughout the lifespan
  8. Demonstrate the professional standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct
  9. Conduct comprehensive and focused physical, behavioral, psychological, spiritual, socioeconomic and environmental assessments of health and illness parameters in patients, using developmentally and culturally appropriate approaches

Credential Issued
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Programmatic Accreditation
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is accredited by the Accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Delivery Mode
This program is offered face-to-face (onsite).

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Plan

DEGREE PLAN
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
SEMESTER I CREDITS HOURS
BSC1085 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3 45
BSC1085L Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab 1 30
ENC1101 English Composition I 3 45
MAC1105 College Algebra 3 45
PSY2012 General Psychology 3 45
Semester I Total: 13 210
SEMESTER II CREDITS HOURS
MCB2010 Microbiology 3 45
MCB2010L Microbiology Lab 1 30
BSC1086 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3 45
BSC1086L Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab 1 30
DEP1000 Growth and Development 3 45
ENC1102 English Composition II 3 45
Semester II Total: 14 240
SEMESTER III CREDITS HOURS
ENC2201 Report Writing and Research Methods 3 45
MAC2205 Application for Statistical Methods 3 45
BIO2010 Comprehensive Pathophysiology 4 60
NUR3010 Nutrition 3 45
Semester III Total: 13 195
NURSING CONCENTRATION COURSES
SEMESTER IV CREDITS HOURS
NUR3000 Professional Roles in Healthcare 3 45
NUR3100 Cultural Diversity in Healthcare 3 45
NUR3200 Health and Physical Assessment 3 45
NUR3220 Pharmacology 4 60
Semester IV Total: 13 195
SEMESTER V CREDITS HOURS
NUR3300 Healthcare Informatics and Technology 3 45
NUR3210 Foundations of Interprofessional Care Across the Lifespan (Includes Clinical and Lab) 8 210
NUR3320 Interprofessional Care of the Mental Health Client (Includes Clinical) 3 75
Semester V Total: 14 330
SEMESTER VI CREDITS HOURS
NUR3310 Interprofessional Care or the Client and Family Across the Lifespan I (Includes Clinical) 8 210
NUR3500 Nursing Theory 3 45
NUR3420 Care of Women, Newborn, and Children (Includes Clinical) 4 90
Semester VI Total: 15 345
SEMESTER VII CREDITS HOURS
NUR3400 Care of the Aging Population (Includes Clinical) 4 90
NUR3410 Interprofessional Care of the Client and Family Across the Lifespan II (Includes Clinical) 8 210
Semester VII Total: 12 300
SEMESTER VIII CREDITS HOURS
NUR4100 Research and Evidence Based Practice 3 45
NUR4200 Community and Public Health Nursing 4 90
NUR4300 Vulnerable and Underserved Populations 4 90
PHI2604 Critical Thinking/Ethics (Humanities) 3 45
Semester VIII Total: 14 270
SEMESTER IX CREDITS HOURS
NUR4400 Quality and Safety in Healthcare 3 45
NUR4500 Interprofessional Care of the Critically Ill and Injured Client (Includes Clinical) 6 150
NUR4650 Integration into Practice for the Professional Nurse (Includes Lab) 3 60
Semester IX Total: 12 255
Program Totals: 120 2340

 

Admission Requirements
In addition to the general admission requirements and procedures, applicants wishing consideration for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program must be eligible to satisfy all externship requirements.

Prerequisite for Nursing Concentration (Core) Courses
All students must have a GPA of 2.5 (letter grade of C) or higher on a 4.0 scale in all general education courses required in the program degree plan prior to starting nursing concentration core courses unless otherwise noted. Additional prerequisites may apply. Please review the course descriptions and degree plan for more information and requirements. Additional prerequisites may apply. Please review the course descriptions for more information and requirements.

Specific Course Grading Requirements
Students must successfully pass all components of nursing (NUR) concentration courses to receive a passing grade. Failing any component (lecture, lab, simulation and externship) will result in a recorded grade of “F” for all components of the course attempted.

Nursing Concentration Course Failure
Only one repeat of the SAME nursing concentration course (NUR) is permitted for students enrolled in the nursing program. A second failure of the SAME nursing concentration course (NUR) will result in the student being dismissed from the nursing program. Failing three nursing concentration courses (NUR) of any combination, including courses repeated, will result in the student being dismissed from the nursing program. A grade of “WF” is treated as a course failure. Students with two “W” grades for the same course shall be considered as a single course failure. A student with a total of three “W” grades in the same course or with a total of three “W” grades in any combination of nursing concentration courses shall be dismissed from the nursing program.

General Education Course Failure
Only one repeat of the SAME general education course is permitted for students enrolled in the nursing program. A second failure of the SAME general education course will result in the student being dismissed from the nursing program. Failing three general education courses of any combination, including courses repeated, will result in the student being dismissed from the nursing program.

Graduation Requirements
A Bachelor of Science in Nursing will be issued to each student who successfully completes the program requirements and satisfies graduation requirements:

  1. Student has a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  2. Student has completed and passed all required externship hours
  3. Student Is current with financial obligations to the University
  4. Student has met with the Office of Career Services for assistance with job placement or provides documentation of employment
  5. Student has completed an Exit Interview with the Office of Financial Aid
  6. Student has completed the Graduation Clearance form and submitted it to the Office of the Registrar at least 60 days before the last day of class

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