Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The BSN program provides students the knowledge, skills, and abilities to function effectively in all areas of nursing practice through quality instruction and clinical experiences. The program provides students the opportunity to apply didactic knowledge in a variety of hands-on and simulated clinical settings, and lays the groundwork for continuing one’s professional education at the graduate level.
Upon successful completion of the BSN program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) offered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
Course of Study
The BSN program is an upper-division offering that requires Pre-nursing majors to complete the core curriculum courses prior to matriculation into the BSN Major. Each August, new junior students enter the 4 semester course of program study.
Instruction progresses from simple to complex, and the curriculum is sequentially organized using core and process concepts. The core concepts that are central to content development are the person, environment, health, and nursing. Interwoven with the core concepts are those process concepts that nursing uses to maintain and improve the health of persons in their environment.
Connecting the core and process concepts is the overarching desired outcome of quality health care that should be safe, effective, patient/client-centered, timely, efficient, equitable, and evidence-based.
BSN Program Outcomes:
- Synthesize knowledge, skills, and attitudes acquired in the humanities, natural, and behavioral sciences to deliver safe, comprehensive care.
- Demonstrate values that exemplify the caring, professional nurse.
- Apply evidence-based research to improve health and reduce health disparities in a global society.
- Demonstrate interprofessional collaboration and clinical reasoning when caring for individuals, families, and communities.
- Pursue knowledge as a lifelong learner to promote professional growth.
- Demonstrate leadership, accountability, and competence as a beginning professional nurse.
Fall 2017 BSN entry application will open August 25, 2016. It will remain open until January 15, 2017.
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