Dec 09, 2022  
2022-2023 University Bulletin 
2022-2023 University 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. Students admitted to the program are expected to follow the specific policies and procedures described in the Elizabeth T. MacNeil School of Nursing Student Handbook in addition to the guidelines in this Bulletin. 

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 2.75 on a 4.0 scale and have completed successfully the following with a grade of B- or higher*. Courses listed with ** require a C or above. Please refer to the Elizabeth T. MacNeil School of Nursing Student Handbook for specific policies and procedures. 

Required Corequisite Coursework

Complete one of the following two courses:

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