Dec 05, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalogue

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, B.S.N.


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The baccalaureate program in the School of Nursing is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.In order to be eligible to begin practice as a registered nurse, each graduate must obtain a satisfactory score on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

The purpose of the baccalaureate program in nursing is to prepare a generalist who possesses the knowledge, skills, and competencies with which to practice family-centered nursing in a variety of current and emerging health care delivery systems. In addition, the program is designed to provide a foundation for graduate nursing education. Through interactions with clients–individual persons, families and communities–and other health care professionals, nursing graduates will contribute toward meeting the wide-ranging needs of the region, state, and the larger community.

Students in the nursing major must select one of three options: prelicensure for individuals who are not already licensed as registered nurses, RN-BSN (Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science) for individuals who possess the registered nurse license, or Accelerate (2nd Degree) for those individuals who possess a bachelors degree in another field and are not already licensed as registered nurses. The program of study for the School of Nursing as described in this catalogue, is consistent with national accreditation standards, and approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing, the University Curriculum Committee, and the Faculty Senate.

Curriculum Plan:


The learning outcomes of the BSN curriculum program outcomes align with the new AACN Essentials, Code of Ethics, and QSEN.

Student Learning Outcomes:
1) Demonstrate foundational clinical judgement and innovative practice by integration, translation, and application of nursing knowledge. (AACN:1, COE: 1&4)
2) Apply evidence based, individualized holistic care to achieve positive health outcomes. (AACN:2, COE 1,2,3, QSEN 1)
3) Collaborate with other health professionals, community partners and the public to protect human rights, promote health and reduce health disparities. (AACN:3, COE 8)
4) Apply evidence-based knowledge to advance individual and population health. (AACN:4, COE:7, QSEN:3)
5) Integrate safety and quality as essential components of practice. (AACN:5, COE:3, QSEN 4&5)
6) Promote interprofessional collaboration with care team members, patients, families, and communities to optimize care. (AACN:6, COE: 6&8, QSEN:2)
7) Integrate knowledge of healthcare systems through innovation and evidenced-based practice to optimize care. (AACN:7, COE: 1,3,4,7,8,9)
8) Utilize informatics and healthcare technology to improve delivery of nursing care. (AACN:8, COE:4, QSEN:6)
9) Integrate nursing values and integrity to promote social justice in professional nursing practice and health policy. (AACN:9, COE: 4,5,9)
10) Engage in behaviors that foster personal health, resilience, well-being, lifelong learning and support the acquisition of nursing expertise and leadership skills. (AACN:10, COE:5,7,9)

B.S.N., Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Prelicensure Option


Requirements for the B.S.N. Degree, Prelicensure Option:


Note:

Completion of these courses will satisfy university studies requirements in the social and behavioral sciences and the natural and mathematical sciences.

Total Degree Requirements: 91-94 Credits


Additional Information:


A minimum grade of “C” (2.00) is required in each nursing course. A cumulative grade point average of 2.70 or better is required for progression in the program and for graduation.

Because many of the required courses are sequential and have prerequisites, it is vital for students to complete them successfully in the proper sequence. Sample schedules are available in the Center for Academic Advising, in the School of Nursing and on the School of Nursing Web site. In addition to university studies requirements and nursing requirements, students must take elective courses to satisfy the university requirement of a minimum of 124 hours.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN-BSN Option


Registered Nurses wishing to obtain the B.S. degree must meet all university admissions and studies requirements. In addition to university studies requirements and nursing requirements, students must take elective courses to satisfy the university requirement of a minimum of 124 hours. Corequisite labs for BIO 240  and BIO 241  are not required for students in this program. Upon successful completion of NSG 316 , RN-BSN students are granted 34 placement hours credit.

Nursing courses in the RN-BSN option are available online. Orientation is presented online and/or by special arrangement. Students must have sufficient computer skills and access to a computer that supports an internet browser (Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator), a word processor, PowerPoint, Media Player or other video player, and e-mail. For additional information see http://www.uncw.edu/son or contact the School of Nursing.

Requirements for the B.S.N. Degree, RN-BSN Option:


Note:

Completion of these nursing courses will satisfy 30 of the 31 credit university residency requirements.

One additional elective may be needed to fulfill university residency requirements. NSG 484  is a capstone course to be completed in the last semester of the program.

Total: 54 Credits


Placement Credits (34 Credits):


Upon successful completion of NSG 316 , RN-BSN students are granted 34 placement credits.

Total Degree Requirements: 88 Credits


Additional Information:


The recommended Program of Study can be viewed on the School of Nursing website, www.uncw.edu/son; click on the RN-BSN option of the Bachelor of Science in nursing.

A minimum of “C” (2.00) is required in each nursing course. A cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or better is required for graduation.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Accelerated (2nd Degree) Option


Total Degree Requirements: 54 Credits


Additional Information


A minimum grade of “C” (2. 00) is required in each nursing course.

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