Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Traditional Option)
Baccalaureate nursing education provides a broad foundation in the sciences and liberal arts necessary for preparing professional nurses who are capable of practicing in a competent and responsible fashion as informed citizens in a dynamic and diverse society.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program are expected to demonstrate competencies consistent with being a critical thinker; a culturally aware person; a knowledgeable coordinator of community resources; a politically aware professional; a beginning practitioner whose actions are consistent with professional, legal and ethical standards; an effective communicator; a competent provider of healthcare; a person who exemplifies a positive professional image; and a responsible manager.
Acceptance into the nursing program requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and a minimum pre-nursing GPA of 2.7.
The B.S. in nursing degree requires a total of 124 credit hours which include 26 - 28 credit hours of Anatomy and Physiology I and II (PHSL P261 and PHSL P262), Chemistry (C110), English Composition (W131), Math (M100), Psychology I or II, (P101 or P102) and Sociology (S161).
Anatomy and Physiology I and II(PHSL P261 and PHSL P262), Chemistry (C110), Math (M100), Microbiology (M200) and Statistics (K300) must be completed in the last 7 years.