Nursing - Non-Accelerated Program (Second Degree), B.S.N.

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN): a Second-Degree Non-Accelerated BSN option provides a new pathway for baccalaureate prepared individuals in another field to obtain a BSN degree. The Second Degree BSN, Non- Accelerated option is to be completed in 27-months, over the course of five semesters. The intent of this offering is to provide for full-time study at a normal pace to facilitate balancing academic and life responsibilities. By maintaining a full-time plan of study, students are able to optimize federal and other sources of financial aid for which students may qualify.

Course requirements for completion of this major are listed below. Courses in the Non-Accelerated B.S.N. track are taken as a part of a cohort, following the prescribed sequence of courses specified below.

Semester 1
NURS 310Contemporary Professional Practice for Baccalaureate Nurse 13
NURS 304Health Assessment 14
NURS 303Nursing Informatics and Technology for Quality Patient Care 13
NURS 325Culture and Diversity in Nursing Practice 13
Semester 2
NURS 301Pathophysiology 23
NURS 302Pharmacology in Nursing Practice 23
NURS 305Fundamentals of Nursing 26
NURS 404Concepts in Gerontological Nursing Practice 22
Semester 3
NURS 460Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice 33
NURS 425Quality and Safety 33
NURS 401Nursing Care of Childbearing Women and Newborns 33
NURS 403Nursing Care of Infants, Children, and Adolescents 33
Semester 4
NURS 410Nursing Care of Patients with Behavior Health Issues 43
NURS 400Adult Health and Illness I 46
NURS 470Nursing Care of Populations in the Community 43
Semester 5
NURS 408Adult Health II: Complex Care 57
NURS 416Senior Capstone for Entry-Level Nursing Practice 52
NURS 440Leadership and Management in Nursing Practice 54
  1. Implement quality population-focused care in the protection, promotion and optimization of the health of individuals, families, and communities across the lifespan.
  2. Integrate current evidence and sound clinical reasoning into patient-centered nursing practice.
  3. Collaborate with inter-professional healthcare teams in the planning, coordination, and provision of high quality care.
  4. Demonstrate culturally congruent nursing care that reflects the worth, dignity, and uniqueness of individuals and groups.
  5. Incorporate technology and information to promote safe patient care.
  6. Apply organizational, leadership and management concepts to improve health care outcomes, address policy and change in complex health environments.
  7. Integrate professional, legal and ethical principles in the role of the nurse.
  8. Synthesize concepts derived from liberal education to build on acquired nursing knowledge, skills and values.