The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a state-wide, pre-licensure, baccalaureate nursing program designed for adult learners to prepare them for 21st century professional nursing practice. The general education and biological science curriculum, grounded on biblical truth, is intended to provide a broad based knowledge of the arts and sciences required for students to understand the complex and global world of health care 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 faith, learning and practice as students provide wholistic compassionate care.
The degree emphasizes competencies necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the health care systems in which BSN nurses work. Essential competencies focus on evidence based practice, information management, health care policy, interprofessional communication and collaboration, clinical prevention, genetics and genomics, spiritual care, cultural humility, professionalism and global engagement. We challenge students to become exceptionally compassionate and competent nurse leaders who impact their world, and transform health care through the uniqueness of Christ-inspired nursing practice and viewing nursing as ministry.
Nursing courses are delivered in online only or in hybrid (online and in-seat intensive) format. Nursing courses are either five or ten weeks in length: nursing courses with theory, laboratory and clinical experience components are ten weeks in length. Students attend in-seat intensives which include skills and simulation experiences. Students travel throughout the state for clinical experiences as well as in-seat intensives. All students are provided an option in Clinical Specialty Practice. Students also have the opportunity to engage in an international immersion experience.
Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree can be found on its CCU program Web page.
The Bachelor of Science: Nursing degree requires completion of the following 120 credit hours:
General Education and Electives (33 credit hours)
Biological Science Core (20 credit hours)
Major Core (67 credit hours)