Nursing Completion (B.S.N)
The Student Experience
Students in the B.S.N. completion program have access to faculty with expertise in nursing practice, health assessment, community primary prevention, leadership 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.
- Wanda Dooley, D.N.P., R.N.
Director of Nursing, Associate Professor
Swain Hall 112
Nursing courses in the B.S.N. completion program can be completed in three to 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.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the B.S.N. completion program, students will be able to:
- Integrate knowledge from nursing and a liberal education as the basis for clinical judgment, reflective practice and decision-making for ongoing personal and professional development.
- Implement a comprehensive health assessment for diverse individuals, families, groups and communities that focus on health promotion and disease prevention.
- Plan, design, implement and evaluate a program for diverse client populations that reflects analysis of assessment data, strategies for health promotion, risk reduction and disease prevention/restoration/rehabilitation.
- Incorporate professional standards, ethics and values in nursing judgement to promote patient safety and quality care.
- Synthesize knowledge from global, social, economic, epidemiologic and political systems to advocate as a professional nurse in the health care delivery system.
- Analyze research findings and apply them to evidence based professional nursing practice.