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Nursing Completion Program

About the nursing completion program

 MISSION STATEMENT

The Bachelor of Science in nursing completion program is committed to advancing the education of registered nurses to meet the growing health care needs in the community, state, nation and the world. In recognition of the value of a comprehensive baccalaureate nursing education and sound liberal arts foundation, our mission is to prepare graduates who can provide evidence-based comprehensive nursing care that is scientifically based, caring and respectful of diverse individual needs.

 Students completing this degree are prepared to implement roles in today’s health care environment that require commitment to evidence-based practice, professionalism and professional ethics, health promotion and disease prevention for individuals and population, leadership skills and knowledge that utilize health information technology, communication and collaboration to promote patient safety and quality care.

 To this end, the faculty embraces quality teaching and engaged learning opportunities in the classroom, faculty-student mentoring, and multiple collaborative learning opportunities throughout the program.

 The curriculum of the Bachelor of Science in nursing completion program is derived from this mission and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Baccalaureate Nursing for Professional Nursing Practice (2008), the American Nurses Association (ANA) Scope and Standards of Practice, and the National League for Nursing (NLN) Competencies for Baccalaureate Nursing Education (2013). 

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The student experience

Students have access to faculty with expertise in nursing practice, health assessment, community primary prevention, leadership skills and research. The nursing faculty embraces quality teaching and engages multiple types of learning opportunities in the classroom. Faculty and students establish a partnership that creates an atmosphere of collaborative learning throughout the program.

Students have self-directed learning experiences with nurses practicing in communities and in leadership positions in health care institutions. These practicums may be in public schools, public health departments, community clinics, churches, and various other agencies that provide health care.

Nursing courses in the BSN completion program can be completed in four semesters, but the length of the program is dependent on how many credits an individual student needs to earn for the 120-credit minimum for a bachelor’s degree. Courses are offered in both the fall and spring, and part-time study is available. Students in this program study topics like health assessment, community health nursing, transcultural care, health policy, nursing research, and leadership in nursing.

We also offer a 2+2 Nursing Residential Bridge Program for incoming freshmen interested in the Nursing program (or for incoming freshmen interested in a pre-licensure nursing program option). 

 Accreditation Information

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Inquiries can be made to: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone: 404-975-5000, email: info@acenursing.org, www.acenursing.org.

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