Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing
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What will I study?
- Full semester critical-care course
- 3 academic years of clinical courses, including a 6-week nursing practicum before graduation
- Nursing faculty with many years of experience in diverse areas of nursing
- Nursing courses based on the program’s own Biblical Conceptual Model
- Approved by the South Carolina State Board of Nursing
The Nursing major provides preparation for serving God as a professional nurse generalist. All liberal arts and science courses are taught from a biblical Christian perspective; all nursing courses are based on the nursing program's own Biblical Conceptual Model which serves as the foundation for the curriculum. The program is approved by the South Carolina State Board of Nursing, and successful completion enables the graduate to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). A baccalaureate program is to be preferred over an associate degree program because of additional knowledge, experience and service potential. The BSN prepares the nurse for graduate nursing specialization and effective Christian service. This program requires 55 credits in the major and has three academic years of nursing clinical courses as compared to two in most other RN programs.
One year of chemistry, one year of biology and two years of mathematics are recommended of high school work. Students with weak backgrounds in mathematics and/or science should consider our five-year curriculum plan. Please check with the division chairman.
Program Learning Outcomes
The student will ...
-- Implement patient-centered care that integrates knowledge of human growth and development, pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical management, nursing management and evidence-based practice across the lifespan and in all healthcare settings.
-- Apply clinical reasoning and judgment to make decisions and solve problems in the healthcare field, utilizing appropriate biblical and ethical principles.
-- Utilize interpersonal communication skills in order to establish and maintain therapeutic and collaborative relationships in the healthcare setting.
-- Assume accountability for personal and professional behavior.
-- Implement patient-centered nursing care that reflects a biblical worldview.
Formal Acceptance to Nursing Clinical Courses
Formal acceptance as a nursing major will be determined upon the student's successful completion of the requirements prescribed in the first year of study.
1. Each student must have a score of 18 or above on the math, science and composite scores of the ACT.
2. Kaplan's Admission Test from the Kaplan Integrated Testing program will be taken in the spring of the first year to determine in part the student's eligibility.
3. Each student must have an overall 2.50 grade point average to be admitted to the second, third and fourth year requirements in nursing.
4. Each student will have a personal interview with the chairman of the Division of Nursing, at which time the student's health and ability to learn nursing skills will be evaluated. (The sophomore class will be limited to the number of openings available for the Nursing Clinicals.)
5. A student must earn a grade of C or better in all science courses as well as FN 101 Basic Nutrition and Nu 105 Interpersonal Skills for Nurses.
Students need to follow the exact sequence of listed curriculum. Any deviations from the curriculum as listed below must first be discussed with and approved by the division chairman.
What classes will I take?
First Year +
Second Year +
Third Year +
Fourth Year +
Our nursing students have maintained a NCLEX pass rate above 97% since 2007, and they have consistently out done the national and South Carolina pass rates for more than 10 years.
5-year NCLEX Pass Rate (2007-2011)
Career opportunities for you as a college-educated nurse are excellent and are expected to remain so for some time to come. To name a few of the opportunities, the list would include:
- Missionary service
- Public and private hospitals
- Nursing homes
- Health departments
- Rehabilitation centers
- Doctor's offices
- School nurse
- Public health nursing
- Large teaching hospitals
- Other community services
Students can network with a variety of employers through our online placement service, CareerCentral. A multitude of employment opportunities are posted annually. In addition, over 60 businesses and 150 Christian schools/mission boards/Christian organizations come on campus to recruit students in a variety of majors through on-campus interviews and job/ministry fairs. The Career Services office also helps students by holding seminars on resume preparation and interview techniques.
Career Services can help you prepare for job hunting and networking with employers.