Bachelors (BS) in Nursing

The nursing major offers a 70-semester-hour course of study that is designed to prepare students to function in increasingly complicated health care environments. Students are required to obtain a minimum grade of C in all courses taken for the major.

All nursing majors are required to pass junior- and senior-level mastery of content through standardized measurement testing. These individual milestones will be used as prerequisites for progression in the nursing major. Nursing majors will not be recommended for graduation until all milestones have been met.

Degree Outcomes

Graduates with a BS in nursing will:

  • Synthesize theories and concepts from a Christian liberal arts education to build and understand the human experience in nursing practice
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills and attitudes in leadership, quality improvement and patient safety in the provision of excellent nursing care within complex organizational systems
  • Use evidence generated by research as a foundation for nursing practice
  • Use information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error and support decision making
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of health care policy, finance, and regulatory environments, including local, state, national and global health care trends
  • Function effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, shared decision making and conflict resolution to achieve quality patient care
  • Assess determinants of health, including genetics, which influence the well being of individuals, families, groups and communities to promote health, prevent disease and reduce health disparities
  • Demonstrate a commitment to promoting health with excellence and integrity and as imitators of Christ through caring with compassion and hope

Prerequisite Nursing Major Requirements

(* Also meets general education requirements. Refer to the general education section of the catalog for specific general education requirements):

BIOL 221 & 222 Human Anatomy and Physiology (8)*
BIOL 367 Essentials of Microbiology (4)
CHEM 151 & 152 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry (8)*
COMM 100 Introducation to Communications (3)*
MATH 180 College Algebra (3)* required unless waived by SAT score
PHIL 180 Ethics (3)*
PSYC 150 General Psychology (3)*
SOCI 150 Principles of Sociology (3)*
SOCI 310 Cultural Anthropology (3)*
WRIT 110 College Writing (3)*

Nursing Major Requirements

Nursing Core (70 hours)
NURS 200 Nursing Fundamentals 2
NURS 203 Nursing Fundamentals Practicum 2
NURS 210 Health Assessment 2
NURS 300 Medical-Surgical Nursing I 2
NURS 303 Medical-Surgical Nursing I Practicum 3
NURS 320 Medical-Surgical Nursing II 2
NURS 323 Medical-Surgical Nursing II Practicum 3
NURS 330 Nursing Research 2
NURS 350 Integration of Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I 3
NURS 351 Integration of Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II 3
NURS 360 Health Promotion 2
NURS 370 Nursing of Children & Families 2
NURS 400 Public Health Nursing 2
NURS 403 Public Health Nursing Practicum 3
NURS 410 Nursing Administration/Leadership 2
NURS 413 Nursing Administration/Leadership Practicum 3
NURS 420 Maternity Nursing 2
NURS 423 Maternity Nursing Practicum 3
NURS 440 Mental Health Nursing 2
NURS 443 Mental Health Nursing Practicum 3
NURS 492 Senior Synthesis 1
BIOL 367 Essentials of Microbiology 4
CHEM 151 General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry I 4
CHEM 152 General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry II 4
HLTH 300 Nutrition 3
PSYC 240 Statistical Procedures 3
PSYC 310 Lifespan Human Development 3
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