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Nursing Completion Program


Description of the Major:

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion program is for registered nurses who want to earn their B.S. Degree in Nursing in preparation to meet the growing health care needs in this community, state, nation and the world. This program prepares graduates who can provide evidence-based comprehensive nursing care that is scientific-based, caring and respectful of diverse individual needs.

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 preceptorships with nurses practicing in their home communities and in leadership positions in health care institutions close to their homes.  These practicums may be in public shcools, public health departments, community clinics, churches, and various other agencies that provide health care.
  • Students only attend classes one day a week, usually on Saturdays.  Every effort is made to coordinate this program so that it is convenient for working students, since most students work full time and have families.
  • The curriculum for this program is derived from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), Essentials of Baccalaureate Nursing for Professional Nursing Practice (2008), and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) Standards for Baccalaureate Nursing Education (2008).  This program provides the foundation for graduate education in nursing.
  • 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, web: www.acenursing.org


Areas of Study:

Nursing courses in the BSN completion program can be completed in three 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.

For More Information:

  • Dr. Wanda Dooley, D.N.P., R.N., Associate Professor / Director of Nursing, Health Sciences, 843-839-1117 or wdooley@coastal.edu