The Department of Nursing shares the College's commitment to promoting an educational environment consistent with the pursuit of academic excellence in an atmosphere of Christian values. The purpose of the Nursing Department is to respond to the learning needs of students, to prepare generalists in nursing practice who will have a foundation for graduate education, and to respond to the health care needs of the surrounding community.
Blanket credit is not awarded for nursing courses completed in diploma and associate's degree nursing programs; however, a liberal challenge policy exists for registered nurses.
There are several health, academic, and other requirements outlined in detail in the "Nursing Student Handbook" that all nursing students must complete as required. The Department of Nursing Faculty reserves the right to limit the number of students in a clinical course to meet requirements of the State Board of Nursing and requirements of the clinical specialty areas.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or above in all nursing and nursing support courses.
Students in the Department of Nursing meet the core requirement in computer by self evaluation and demonstration of skills in all required courses. Students requiring special instruction are directed to appropriate sources.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING
- Nursing (52 hours): NUR 103, 104, 203, 204, 204L, 205, 206, 207, 208, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408
- Supporting Courses (43 hours): BIO 211/211L, 212/212L, 215/215L, 216/216L, 255; CHE 103/103L, 104/104L, PSY 105, 214; SOC 105; MAT 205 or 208; ENG 150 and any literature or advanced writing course at the 200 level or higher