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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.

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 schools, public health departments, community clinics, churches, and various other agencies that provide health care.
  • 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:,
  • 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.
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 such as health assessment, community health nursing, transcultural care, health policy, nursing research and leadership in nursing.

Course Requirements

I.   CORE CURRICULUM (34-41 Credits)    34-41

II.  FOUNDATION COURSES (14 Credits)    
      BIOL 232/232L* Human Anatomy and Physiology I/Laboratory     4
      BIOL 242/242L Human Anatomy and Physiology II/Laboratory     4
      HPRO 404 Nutrition     3
      PSYC 302 Developmental Psychology     3
      *These courses may also meet core curriculum requirements  
III. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (60-65 Credits)     60-65
      Nursing courses transferred from Technical and Diploma programs     30-35
      NUR 301 Transition to Professional Nursing     3
      NUR 305/NUR 305L Health Assessment/Laboratory     5(6)*
      NUR 408 Primary Nursing Across the Life Span     3
      NUR 410/NUR 410P Community Health Nursing/Practicum     5(6)*
      NUR 420/NUR 420P Nursing Leadership and Management/Practicum     5(6)*
      NUR 424 Nursing Research     3
      NUR 430 Health Care Systems Policies and Policy     3
      NUR Elective     3
      ( )* contact hours     

IV.  ELECTIVES (0-12 Credits)     0-12



Wanda Dooley, D.N.P., R.N.
Associate Professor, Director of Nursing
Robert Speir Healthcare Education Center 1282N
3500 Pampas Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843-477-2172 (fax)