Academic Catalog 2015-2016 
    Aug 18, 2022  
Academic Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN)

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The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) is a degree completion option for registered nurses seeking a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Courses are taken one at a time in sequence in a five or ten week online format. The program is specifically designed for adult learners who want to combine academic study and career advancement with employment. Small class sizes, professional application, and colleague relationships encourage individualized learning and networking. Students can complete the 28 credit nursing major in one calendar year. Ninety (90) hours of clinical experience is required in the program.

Students have direct access to national faculty experts, leaders in health care, and the opportunity to study and network with Christian nurses from around the world. 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.

CCU offers a block credit transfer policy designed to ensure RN’s with an Associate degree are given the maximum credit possible. RN’s that have graduated from a regionally accredited institution, completed an ADN program and have a current license are eligible for a block transfer of up to 80 semester hours. Core courses not included in the block transfer policy are indicated below.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree requires completion of the following 120 credit hours:

  • Prerequisites, General Education, Electives and Lower Division Nursing credit: May transfer up to 80 credits.

The remainder of the 120 credit hours are:

  • MAT212A - Introduction to Statistics (3) or equivalent
    • (may be transferred in, these credits are not included in the 80 credit block transfer)
  • College of Adult and Graduate Studies Core (9 credit hours) (must be taken at CCU)
  • Major Nursing Core: RN-BSN (28 credit hours) (must be taken at CCU)

Applicants with an associate degree in nursing from a non-regionally accredited school and/ or from diploma RN programs are awarded 38 credit hours for the RN Licensure, as guided by the Colorado Articulation model. All previously completed non-nursing courses are evaluated on a course by course basis. Please see RN-BSN Transfer - Non-regionally Accredited RN Program  for more information.

Prerequisite Requirements

Lower division nursing credit granted by block transfer and through RN Licensure guided by the Colorado Articulation model.
Prerequisites, General Education and Electives up to 80 credit hours by block transfer.
In addition to the 80 credit hour block transfer, MAT-212A is required; may be satisfied with transfer equivalent.

College of Adult and Graduate Studies Core (9 credit hours)

  • Two Biblical Studies courses of student’s choice (6)
  • (3)
  • These courses must be taken at CCU.

Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (RN-BSN)

The faculty recommends students in the BS in Nursing (RN-BSN) to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.

  1. Completion of 120 credit hours of courses, including all nursing prerequisites, CAGS core, and nursing major core courses.
  2. A letter grade of C or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better in all CCU coursework.
  3. Meet the CAGS Residency requirements .
  4. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  5. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.

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