The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is a traditional upper-division major that prepares graduates for RN licensure and professional practice. This program is comprised of theory (on-site/classroom), laboratory (skills/simulation), and clinical components, and is offered during the student’s junior and senior years. Nursing courses are delivered in a blended format for greater flexibility. The nursing major core in the College of Undergraduate Studies (CUS) is offered over four semesters: students complete in two calendar years.
The general education and biological science curriculum, grounded in biblical truth, is intended to provide a broad based knowledge of the arts and sciences required for students to understand the complex world of healthcare and to be prepared for success in the nursing major courses. As is consistent with the University’s mission, there is an emphasis on spiritual formation leading to the integration of learning, faith, and practice as students provide compassionate care.
The degree emphasizes professionalism, moral leadership, evidence based nursing practice, technology management, and interprofessional communication within healthcare delivery. Competency, character, and calling are fostered in an effort to prepare nurses to practice nursing as ministry. CCU challenges students to become exceptionally competent nurse leaders who impact their world and transform healthcare through the uniqueness of Christ-inspired practice.
Admission Requirements to Nursing Major Core
Direct admission to the BSN program is available only for incoming freshmen and transfer students to the College of Undergraduate Studies. CUS Nursing students with direct admission to the BSN program may begin BSN major coursework in their junior year as long as they meet the following BSN admission requirements:
- Have completed BSN prerequisites during their freshman and sophomore years in the College of Undergraduate Studies
- Have a cumulative collegiate GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Have a cumulative GPA in science prerequisite courses of 3.0
- All science prerequisite courses must have been completed within the last 5 years
- Receive a grade of “C” or better in all prerequisite courses including the biological science courses (retakes of science courses are limited to one per course)
- Have attained 90 chapel credits and completed 90 ministry hours by the fall semester of their junior year
- Complete an interview with BSN staff/faculty in the spring of their sophomore year
- Successfully pass a background check
- Pass a drug screen
- Complete the Physical Exam Form
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree requires completion of the following 120 credit hours:
General Education: (39 credit hours)
Biological Sciences: (21 credit hours)
Nursing Major Core: BSN (60 credit hours)