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2018-2019 University Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Nursing - B.S.N.


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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program provides an educationally robust plan of study that makes students eligible to sit for and prepares students to pass the NCLEX-RN examination and obtain licensure to practice as a registered professional nurse. The program prepares the nurse generalist to practice in a variety of settings, sensitive to culturally diverse understandings of illness, health, and wellness. The graduate of the BSN program is a liberally educated individual who is committed to using her or his talents to make a positive contribution to the world, and has acquired the knowledge and skills to provide humanistic nursing practice in multiple settings as well as a foundation for advanced study in nursing.

BSN Graduate Outcomes
  • Demonstrate professional practice that upholds the inherent worth and dignity of individuals, families, and communities, sensitive to their diverse spiritual and cultural needs
  • Synthesize knowledge from the humanities, natural and social sciences and nursing as the foundation for critical thinking and decision making
  • Employ effective communication skills throughout the scope of professional practice
  • Utilize evolving technology to promote quality patient outcomes
  • Uses the nursing process to provide consistent, safe, competent patient-centered care
  • Consider the complex economic, legal, political and ethical issues affecting the delivery of care in the global and dynamic health care environment
  • Assume responsibility and accountability for professional nursing practice
  • Demonstrate beginning leadership abilities as a member of an interdisciplinary health care team
  • Evaluate and integrate research that supports evidence based nursing practice
  • Demonstrate intellectual inquisitiveness and lifelong commitment to learning

Required Prerequisite Coursework


The following courses-which are required for the BSN degree-must be successfully completed prior to admission to the BSN program. By application deadline, a student must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and have completed successfully the following with a grade of B- or higher:

Required Corequisite Coursework


Complete one of the following two courses:

Transition Success Assistance


The following course is required for all transfer students who earned a grade of C or lower in CHS 260 - Introduction to Human Pathophysiology  and for all students who will rejoin the BSN program in a cohort other than their original cohort in the fall or spring semester

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