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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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    The Institute of Medicine recommends that by 2020, 80% of nurses should have a bachelor’s degree to meet the expanding health care needs of Americans. Job prospects are better for registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree. Overall, employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 26% through 2020, faster than average.

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  • BSN icon An increasingly complex health care system requires better educated nurses. Getting your Bachelor of Science in Nursing from SPC gives you a solid foundation for advancing your career and improving your skills. Many employers now require nurses be adept in critical thinking, quality improvement, systems thinking and team leadership. If you are an R.N., our program delivers that and more in a flexible, online format.

    Features

    • Known as an R.N. to B.S.N. completion program
    • Builds on your current R.N. credential, education and experience
    • Focuses on leadership, management, theory, research and community and public health
    • Fits your schedule
    • Gives you the option of taking classes completely online or in a classroom setting
    • You can take one or two eight-week classes at a time - up to four courses each term
    • Program can be completed in four semesters
    • Allows you to choose where to complete your clinical practicums
    • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
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    NURS-BS

    Dr. Susan Baker, Dean
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    Admissions Information

    Important Notice to Current Baccalaureate Students: To view a list of the classes you need to take before you can graduate, login to MySPC and choose My Learning Plan


    APPROVED REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WITH CATALOG YEAR
    20141/0490 (BEGINNING 7/26/2014) OR LATER
    ~ REFER TO CURRICULUM FILES FOR PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR REQUIREMENTS ~

    STATE-MANDATED PREREQUISITES (15 credits) - Grade of "C" or better required:
    BSC 2085 & 2085L - HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I AND LAB*4
    BSC 2086 & 2086L - HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II AND LAB**4
    MCB 2010 & 2010L - MICROBIOLOGY & LAB***4
    STA 2023 - Elementary Statistics****3

    GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (27 credits)
    ENC 1101COMPOSITION I3
    SPC 1017INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH COMMUNICATION3
         or (SPC 1065, 1608 or Honors)
    HUM 2210 - WESTERN HUMANITIES I (Ancient through Renaissance) or (Honors)3
         or HUM 2233 - WESTERN HUMANITIES II (Baroque to the present) or (Honors))
    Mathematics - One college-level course with a MAC, MAP, MAS or MGF prefix3
    PSY 1012 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY or (Honors)3
    POS 2041 - AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT or (Honors)3
    PHI 1600STUDIES IN APPLIED ETHICS3
         or PHI 1602H HONORS STUDIES IN APPLIED ETHICS

    STATE MANDATED AND GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS TOTAL

    42

    LOWER DIVISION NURSING TOTAL (by transfer)39

    MAJOR COURSES (40 credits)
    NUR 3066HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND PHYSICAL APPRAISAL3
    NUR 3125PATHOPHYSIOLOGY3
    NUR 3655NURSING IN A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY3
    NUR 3805PROFESSIONAL ROLES AND DIMENSIONS OF NURSING PRACTICE3
    NUR 3826LEGAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS OF NURSING3
    NUR 3874INFORMATICS AND CLINICAL REASONING3
    NUR 4169EVIDENCE-BASED RESEARCH UTILIZATION3
    NUR 4606NURSING OF THE FAMILY3
    NUR 4636COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING THEORY3
    NUR 4636LCOMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM4
    NUR 4835LEADERSHIP THEORY3
    NUR 4835LLEADERSHIP PRACTICUM4
    NUR/NSP 3XXX - Nursing Elective – upper division course2
    MAJOR COURSES TOTAL40

    TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS121
    NOTES:

    RN to BSN students must complete 40 semester hours of upper-division nursing coursework. Ten (10) semester hours may be met by transfer from another institution. RN to BSN students must complete each NUR/NSP upper division course with a grade of “C” or better in order to receive credit and progress in the program.

    * Acceptable substitutes: BSCXO93C or BSC XO93/XO93L
    ** Acceptable substitutes: BSCX094C or BSC XO94/XO94L
    *** Acceptable substitutes: MCBX013C, MCBX013/L, MCB X000/X000L, OR MCB X004/X004L
    **** Acceptable substitutes: STAX014, STAX122, or STAX022

    If you have not completed two consecutive years of the same foreign language in high school or 8 credits in college, you will need to complete 8 credits of foreign language before entering the B.S. program.

    C&I 1/20/12 ~ BOT 2/21/12; C&I 11/30/13 - BOT 1/21/14