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R.N. to B.S.N.

Students enrolled prior to 2013 should consult previous college catalogs for plan of study, course descriptions and graduation requirements.

Requirements (120 credits)

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing for students admitted 2013 forward: (28 credits)

NURS300Writing for Professional Nursing

3

NURS310Concepts & Trends of Prof Nursing Practice

3

NURS320Communication Methods of Professional Nursing Practicum

3

NURS330Health Assessment Across the Lifespan

3

NURS340Health Promotion Across the Lifespan

3

NURS350Evidence Based Research Professional Nursing Practice

3

 

NURS400Population Focused Community Health Nursing

5

or

NURS410Global Nursing

5

 

NURS420Strategic Leadership & Management Professional Nursing Practice

5

NURSXXXNursing Elective

3

NURS350 has a prerequisite of MATH119

Lower Division Requirements

Thirty-four (34) credits are awarded to graduates of diploma programs.

All nursing credits are transferred from Associate Degree in Nursing Programs.

All nurses educated in a foreign country must have their education evaluated by the World Education Services (WES) or the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing School for transfer of credits.

Related Requirements (14 credits)

FN201Introductory Nutrition

3

PHIL331Ethics in Health Care

3

MATH119Elementary Statistics

4

CSEEssential Element III

4

Course Sequence for Upper Division Nursing: RN to BSN Full-Time

The nursing program is offered in a cohort model and each cohort’s schedule may vary due to requirements of the cohort. Students in the RN to BSN program typically take courses in the Winter Intersession and in the Summer to expedite completion. Many cohorts are offered on-site at partner organizations. Students must have an RN license to enter the BSN program.

Each student’s transcripts are individually assessed and an individualized plan is developed based on the accepted credits and cohort the student is entering. The plan outlined here reflects the credits required by the Nursing Major and associated requirements and assumes those are taken at CSE. A total of 120 credits is required for the degree and the last 30 credits should be completed at CSE.

Semester 1 (12 credits)

Session A (7 Weeks)

NURS300Writing for Professional Nursing

3

NURS310Concepts & Trends of Prof Nursing Practice

3

Session B (7 Weeks)

NURS320Communication Methods of Professional Nursing Practicum

3

NURS330Health Assessment Across the Lifespan

3

Semester 2 (11 credits)

Full Semester (5 credits)

NURS400Population Focused Community Health Nursing

5

or

NURS410Global Nursing

5

Session A (7 Weeks)

NURS340Health Promotion Across the Lifespan

3

Session B (7 Weeks)

NURS350Evidence Based Research Professional Nursing Practice

3

Semester 3 (5 credits)

Full Semester (5 Credits)

NURS420Strategic Leadership & Management Professional Nursing Practice

5

Course Sequence for Upper Division Nursing: RN to BSN Part-Time

Semester 1 (6 credits)

NURS300Writing for Professional Nursing

3

NURS310Concepts & Trends of Prof Nursing Practice

3

Semester 2 (6 credits)

NURS320Communication Methods of Professional Nursing Practicum

3

NURS330Health Assessment Across the Lifespan

3

Semester 3 (6 credits)

NURS340Health Promotion Across the Lifespan

3

NURS350Evidence Based Research Professional Nursing Practice

3

*NURS350 has a prerequisite of MATH119.*

Semester 4 (5 credits)

NURS400Population Focused Community Health Nursing

5

or

NURS410Global Nursing

5

Semester 5 (5 credits)

NURS420Strategic Leadership & Management Professional Nursing Practice

5

Comprehensive Capstone Experience

Satisfactory attainment of the outcomes of each academic program is a degree requirement at the College of Saint Elizabeth. Nursing students meet this requirement by passing the comprehensive capstone experience and through meeting the requirements for NURS420 Strategies for Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing Practice.

The Capstone Project provides the senior baccalaureate nursing student the opportunity to integrate concepts learned in previous courses in the design of a culminating interdisciplinary change project in a clinical setting of their choice. Students work individually or in small groups, collaborating with members of the health team to identify an opportunity for improvement in their healthcare organization. After completion of an organizational assessment, a thorough review of the literature and collection of evidence-based data, the student participates in the development and implementation of a systematic strategy for improvement and change. An oral and a poster presentation of the process of change, its results, and a self-assessment of the role as a leader, advocate and change agent is presented at the end of the semester to the college faculty, organization staff, and students. This project is used for the comprehensive exam.