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Nursing Bachelor of Science


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The School of Nursing promotes the mission of Shawnee State University, the College of Professional Studies, and the profession of nursing. The School 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 pathways for the individual pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Nursing; the pre-licensure BSN pathway and the RN-BSN pathway.  Applications are available online via the SSU School of Nursing webpage.  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.

 

End of Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Synthesize theories and concepts from liberal education to build an understanding of the human experience.
  2. Demonstrate leadership and communication skills to effectively facilitate client safety and quality outcomes within the context of the inter-professional team.
  3. Integrate current evidence, clinical reasoning, and perspective the client in the delivery of compassionate care.
  4. Integrate knowledge and skills from information and client care technologies in the delivery of safe and effective care.
  5. Demonstrate basic knowledge of healthcare policy, finance, regulatory agencies, healthcare trends, and the role of the professional nurse to influence change in the healthcare system.
  6. Use intra and interprofessional communication and collaborative skills to deliver evidence based, client-centered care.
  7. Apply the nursing process to diverse populations to manage alterations in health, promote wellness, and reduce health disparities.
  8. Evaluate client-centered care based on the ANA Code of Ethics and the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional
  9. Evaluate professional nursing care for the client throughout the lifespan and within various healthcare environments.

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. (Note: Students may repeat any required science course only one time to achieve a grade of “C” or better. Science courses must be taken within 5 years of application to be considered during the admission process.)

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 Basic Life Support certification.
  • State and Federal BCIs
  • Drug Screening
  • Proof of influenza vaccination

International students must demonstrate a minimum TOEFL score of 84, with a minimum English-speaking score of 26 to be considered for admission.

Accreditation

The Pre-Licensure BSN Path is fully approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing and 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 Basic Life Support certification, physical exam, which includes a TB skin test, immunizations, and Hepatitis B; state and federal BCIs, urine drug screen, and proof of influenza vaccination are required and verified prior to enrollment in clinical nursing courses.  TB skin test, state and federal BCIs, urine drug screen, 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 64 Hours
Minimum Hours Required 121 Hours

 

Shawnee State University

School of Nursing

BSN Program of Study

Course Work by Semester


Name of Course

Course

Total

Credit

Hours

Theory

Credit

Hours

(Clock

Hours)

Lab

Credit

Hours

(Clock

Hours)

Clinical

Credit Hours

(Clock

Hours)

Total Lab &

Clinical

Credit

Hours

(Clock

Hours)

Total

Course

Clock

Hours

LEVEL I: Freshman Fall Semester            

UNIV 1100

First Year Experience:

University Foundations

1          

ENGL 1101

Discourse & Composition or

ENGL 1102

3          

PSYC 1101

Introduction to Psychology

3          

CHEM 1121

Introduction to Chemistry

4          

GEP

Suggest Oral

Communication GEP

3          
Total 14          
LEVEL I: Freshman Spring Semester            

STAT 1150

Principles of Statistics

3          

PSYC 1130

Lifespan Development

3          

ENGL 1105

Comp. & Argument.

3          

BIOL 1130

Anatomy & Physiology I

4          

SOCI 1101

Introduction to Sociology

3          
Total 16          
LEVEL II: Sophomore Summer Semester            

BIOL 3750

Microbiology

4          
Total 4          
LEVEL II: Sophomore Fall Semester            

BSNR 2120

Health Assessment, Educ. &

Promotion

2

1.5

(21)

 

0.5

(13)

 

 

0.5

(13)

34

BSNR 2130

Introduction to Professional

Nursing

3

3

(42)

      42

BSNR 2160

Fund. of Professional

Nursing Practice

6

3

(42)

1

(26)

2

(52)

3

(78)

120

BIOL 1131

Anatomy & Physiology II

4          
Total 15          
LEVEL II: Sophomore Spring Semester            

BSNR 2230

Pharmacology in

Professional Nursing

3

3

(42)

      42

BSNR 2260

Adult I: Nsg Mgmt of Adult

with Acute Illness

6

3

(42)

1

(26)

2

(52)

3

(78)

120

BIOL 3650

Pathophysiology

3          

GEP

Suggest Fine Arts GEP

3          
Total 15          
LEVEL III: Junior Fall Semester            

BSNR 3130

Prof. Nsg. Care of Child and

Family

3

1.5

(21)

0.12

(3)

1.38

(36)

1.5

(39)

60

BSNR 3140

Prof. Nsg. Care of Client

with Alterations in Mental

Health

4

2

(28)

 

2

(52)

2

(52)

80

BSNR 3343

Intro to Nursing Research

3

3

(42)

      42

GEP

Suggest Literature GEP

3          

GEP

Suggest Ethical Insight and

Reasoning GEP

3          
Total 16          
LEVEL III: Junior Spring Semester            

BSNR 3230

Prof. Nsg. Care of

Childbearing Families

3

1.5

(21)

0.23

(6)

1.27

(33)

1.5

(39)

60

BSNR 3270

Adult II: Advanced Nsg.

Mgmt of the Adult with

Acute and Chronic Illness

7

4

(56)

1

(26)

2

(52)

3

(78)

134

GEP

Suggest Engaged Citizenry

3          
Total 13          
LEVEL IV: Senior Fall Semester            

BSNR 4170

Adult III: Adv. Nsg. Mgt. of

the Adult with Complex

Illness

7

4

(56)

1

(26)

2

(52)

3

(78)

134

BSNR 4453

Leadership Management in

Professional Nursing

3

3

(42)

      42

GEP

Suggest Historical

Perspectives

3          
Total 13          
LEVEL IV: Senior Spring Semester            

BSNR 4220

Contemporary Issues in

Professional Nursing

2

2

(28)

      28

BSNR 4260

Adv. Clinical Reasoning

6

2

(28)

0.46

(12)

3.54

(92)

4

(104)

132

BSNR 4454

Community Health Nursing

(Capstone)

4

2

(28)

0.73

(19)

1.27

(33)

4

(52)

80

GEP

Suggest Global Perspect.

3          
Total 15          
Total

Program

Credit

Hours

121

Nursing

Theory

Clock

Hours

539

Nursing

Lab Clock

Hours

157

Nursing

Clinical

Clock Hours

454

Nursing

Lab &

Clinical

Clock

Hours

611

Nursing

Total Clock

Hours

1150

             

 

RN-BSN Pathway


The RN-BSN completion path provides the associate degree or diploma-prepared registered nurse (RN) an opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (B.S.N.). The curriculum is designed to enhance and advance the student’s professional nursing career. For the qualified student who is already a licensed registered nurse, the RN-BSN path offers flexible scheduling, with all of the nursing coursework available through distance learning and use of clinical preceptors.

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

 

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 Student Handbook.

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

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 (ADN or diploma program) 35 Hours
Required Upper Division Nursing/Health Science Courses (BSN) 25 Hours
Elective 3 Hours
Required Science Course (BIOL 3650 - Pathophysiology) 3 Hours
   
Minimum Hours Required 120 Hours

 

Required Upper Division Nursing/Health Science Courses (25 Hours)


Required Science Course (3 Hours)


Total Degree Hours: 120


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