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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Nursing Bachelor of Science


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The Department of Nursing promotes the mission of Shawnee State University, the College of Professional Studies, and the profession of nursing. The Department supports this mission by adhering to the philosophy and its curriculum, which implies responsibility for development, implementation, and revision. Faculty endeavor to help students develop self, critical thinking, and skills to enhance their function as bachelor prepared graduates who contribute to both the profession and society.

The bachelor of science in nursing program prepares the student for professional nursing practice in a variety of settings.  Graduates of the program are prepared for leadership positions and for graduate study. Clinical experiences are provided in a variety of health care settings, such as hospitals, health departments, clinics, nursing homes, mental health centers, and other health-related community agencies.

In addition to achieving the professional goals of the program, students also complete a liberal arts education described elsewhere in this catalog as the General Education Program (GEP).

The Baccalaureate of Nursing Program provides two paths for the individual pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Nursing; the pre-licensure BSN path and the RN-BSN path.  Applications are available from the Office of Admissions, Department of Nursing, or online.  Students who have completed the application are considered for acceptance on the basis of space available in the program and the academic qualifications of the student.

Pre-Licensure BSN Path


Admission Requirements

Admission is determined on a competitive basis. The total number of students admitted to the program is based upon available facilities and faculty. Students are admitted into the program in the fall semester.

Criteria for admission:

  • Official high school transcript denoting high school graduation or official GED test score transcript.
  • A college GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) at the end of the semester in which application is made.
  • A grade of “C” or higher in all pre-nursing course work, which includes the first two semesters and the summer session of the pre-nursing curriculum.
  • An ACT composite score of 22 or higher
  • An 18 minimum ACT socre in all other sections of the ACT or greater than 20 hours of college credit.

To complete the admission process once a student has been accepted, the student must present to the nursing secretary prior to the first day of class:

  • Completed Confidential Physical Form obtained from the Nursing Department.
  • Current CPR Healthcare Provider certification.
  • State and Federal BCIs
  • Drug Screening
  • Proof of influenza vaccination

Accreditation

The Pre-Licensure BSN Path is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Program Requirements

The Department of Nursing considers a grade of “C” (2.0) as the minimum passing grade for all required nursing and non-nursing courses. Courses completed with less than a “C” will result in academic dismissal from the program. Readmission to the nursing program is determined by the Department of Nursing policies as printed in the current Department of Nursing BSN Student Handbook.

Current CPR Healthcare Provider certification, physical exam, which includes a TB skin test, immunizations, and Hepatitis B; state and federal BCIs, 5-panel quick drug screening, and proof of influenza vaccination are required and verified prior to enrollment in clinical nursing courses.  TB skin test, state and federal BCIs, 5-panel quick drug screening, and proof of influenza vaccination are required annually.

Students are responsible for verifying they have met degree requirements for graduation.

Degree Requirements


General Education Program 40 Hours

Other Non-Nursing Courses

17 Hours

Required Nursing/Health Science Courses 65 Hours
Electives 5 Hours
Minimum Hours Required 127 Hours

Course Work by Semester


Course Credit Hours Lecture Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours
  Freshman Fall Semester      
UNIV1100 - First Year Experience: University Foundations 1 1    
ENGL1101 - Discourse and Composition 3 3    
PSYC1101 - Introduction to Psychology 3 3    
CHEM1121 - Introduction to Chemistry 4 4    
Suggestion: Oral Communication (GEP) 3 3    
Total Semester Credit Hours - 14        
  Freshman Spring Semester      
STAT 1150 - Principles of Statistics 3 3    
PSCY1130 - Lifespan Development for Health Sciences 3 3    
ENGL1105 - Composition and Argumentation 3 3    
SOCI1101 - Introduction to Sociology 3 3    
BIOL1130 - Anatomy & Physiology 1 4 4    
Total Semester Hours - 16        
  Summer Semester      
BIOL3750 - Microbiology 4 4    
Total Semester Credit Hours - 4        
  Sophomore Fall Semester      
BSNR2130 - Introduction to Professional Nursing 3 3    
BSNR2160 - Fundamentals of Professional Nursing 6 3 1 2
BSNR3363 - Health Appraisal Physical Assessment 3 2 1  
BIOL1131 - Anatomy & Physiology II 4      
Total Semester Credit Hours - 16        
  Sophomore Spring Semester      
BSNR2230 - Pharmacology in Professional Nursing 3 3    
BSNR2270 - Adult I: Adults with Acute Illness 7 4 1 2
BIOL3650 - Pathophysiology 3      
Suggestion:  Fine Arts (GEP) 3      
Total Semester Credit Hours - 16        
  Junior Fall Semester      
BSNR3130 - Professional Nursing Care of the Child & Family 3 1.5 .1 1.4
BSNR3140 - Professional Nursing Care of Clients with Mental Health Alt. 4 2 0 2
BSNR3343 - Introduction to Nursing Research 3 3    
Suggestion: Literature (GEP) 3      
Suggestion: Ethical Insight & Reasoning (GEP) 3      
Total Semester Hours - 16        
  Junior Spring Semester      
BSNR3230 - Professional Nursing Care of Childbearing Families 3 1.5 .2 1.3
BSNR3270 - Adult II: Adv. Nursing Mgt. of Adults with Acute/Chronic Illness 7 4 1 2
Suggestion: Engaged Citizenry (GEP) 3      
Total Semester Credit Hours - 13        
  Senior Fall Semester      
BSNR4170 - Adult III: Adv. Nursing Mgt. of Adults with Complex Illness 7 4 1 2
BSNR4453 - Leadership Management in Professional Nursing 3 3    
Suggestion: Historical Perspectives (GEP) 3      
Elective 3      
Total Semester Credit Hours - 16 3      
  Spring Semester      
BSNR4230 - Cont. Issues in Professional Nursing 3 3    
BSNR4260 - Advanced Clinical Reasoning 6 2 .5 3.5
BSNR4454 - Community Health Nursing 4 2 .67 1.33
Suggestion: Global Perspectives (GEP) 3      
Total Semester Credit Hours - 16        
         
Program Total Hours 127      

 

RN-BSN Path


The RN-BSN path offers flexible scheduling, with the majority of the nursing coursework available through distance learning methods, including online education and use of clinical preceptors for the qualified registered nurse.

Accreditation

The RN-BSN path is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Admission Requirements

The total number of students admitted to the program is based upon available facilities and faculty.  Students are admitted into the program through a rolling admission process.

Criteria for admission:

  • A college GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • A transcript from a completed associates degree or diploma nursing program.
  • A non-restricted, current RN license.

To complete the admission process, a student must present:

  • Documentation of current immunizations, which include TB, HepB, and proof of influenza vaccination
  • Current CPR Healthcare Provider Certification
  • State and Federal BCIs
  • Drug Screening
  • Proof of influenza vaccination

Program Requirements

The Department of Nursing considers a grade of “C” (2.0) as the minimum passing grade for all required nursing and non-nursing courses.  Courses completed with less than a “C” must be repeated and a grade of “C” or higher received.  Readmission to the nursing program is determined by the Department of Nursing policies as printed in the current Department of Nursing BSN Student Handbook.

Guidelines for use of clinical preceptors are available in the Department of Nursing office.

TB skin tests are required annually

Students are responsible for verifying they have met degree requirements for graduation.

 

Degree Requirements


 

General Education Program

40 Hours

   
Other Non-Nursing Courses

14 Hours

   
Required Lower Division Nursing Courses from ADN or diploma program 35 Hours
   
Required Upper Division Nursing/Health Science Courses 30 Hours
   
Elective 3 Hours
   
Required Science Course (BIOL 3650 - Pathophysiology) 3 Hours
   
Minimum Hours Required 125 Hours

 

Level I: Freshman Spring Semester (16 Hours)


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