Pre-Licensure BSN

The BSN curriculum reflects professional nursing standards and guidelines and the needs and expectations of the community of interest. The pre-licensure program curriculum requires 64 credits in the Nursing major and allows the successful candidates to sit for the NCLEX-RN.

Philosophy


The philosophy of the RC-SON is based on the ideals of Christian koinonia, a solid foundation in the liberal arts, and an understanding of civic responsibilities. Nursing is a spiritual calling which requires a caring attitude, strong critical thinking skills, effective communication techniques, cultural understanding, and moral character that is worthy of the public’s trust.

Conceptual Framework


The nursing program's organizing framework is grounded in the six primary program concepts of Spirituality, Caring, Critical Thinking, Communication, Cultural Understanding, and Community Oriented. Jean Watson’s Caritas Processes are a logical fit with the framework and guide the RC-SON Program Outcomes statements through core principles of relational and transpersonal caring, and through multiple ways of knowing. Concurrently, the RC and RC-SON missions guide program development from a Christian humanism perspective. Intentionally, the program mission and organizing framework are threaded throughout all aspects of the curriculum.

Program Learning Outcomes

The following learning outcomes are linked to assignments and activities throughout this program. After completing program requirements, the RC-SON graduate will be able to:

  1. Support individuals, families, and communities as an advocate. (Spirituality)
  2. Synthesize knowledge from liberal arts, applied sciences, and current research in the delivery of nursing care. (Critical Thinking)
  3. Evaluate communication techniques utilized in the teaching-learning process. (Communication)
  4. Model behaviors associated with Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring/Caring Science. (Caring)
  5. Develop commitment to community involvement and leadership. (Community Oriented)
  6. Advocate for culturally diverse healthcare practices. (Cultural Understanding)


Requirements for Pre-Licensure BSN

General Education Core 36 hours

Lab Science general education requirement is fulfilled by required support courses.

Required Support Courses 23 hours

BIO 1011Biological Science I Lab

1

BIO 1013Biological Science I

3

BIO 2011Intro to Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab

1

BIO 2013Intro to Human Anatomy and Physiology

3

BIO 3321Microbiology Lab

1

BIO 3323Microbiology

3

CHE 1314Intro to Chemistry I

4

CHE 1324Intro to Chemistry II

4

PSY 2223Life Span Development

3

Nursing Major 64 hours

NUR 2102Introduction to Professional Nursing

2

NUR 2203Integrated Pathophysiology

3

NUR 2304Health Assessment

4

NUR 2402Fundamentals of Nursing with Clinical

2

NUR 2503Nursing Skills Acquisitions

3

NUR 2604Innovative Pharmacology

4

NUR 2705Medical Surgical Nursing I with Clinical

5

NUR 3215Medical Surgical Nursing II with Clinical

5

NUR 3314Mental-Health Nursing with Clinical

4

NUR 3412Applied Nursing Research I

2

NUR 3422Applied Nursing Research II

2

NUR 3514Maternal-Infant Nursing

4

NUR 3614Pediatric Nursing with Clinical

4

NUR 4115Medical Surgical Nursing III with Clinical

5

NUR 4214Population Based Nursing with Clinical

4

NUR 4311Nursing Empowerment

1

NUR 4414Pre-Licensure Capstone Practicum

4

NUR 4512Leadership and Informatics

2

NUR 4614Comprehensive Nursing

4

Total Credit Hours: 123