Academic Catalog 2016-2017 
    Jun 02, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Pre-licensure)

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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a state-wide, pre-licensure, baccalaureate program option delivered in an alternative format for adults, preparing graduates for 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 evidence based nursing practice, professionalism, and moral leadership within health care delivery.  Essential components focus on compassionate care, spiritual care, cultural humility and global engagement. CCU challenges students to become exceptionally 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 a hybrid (online and in-seat) format that are either five or ten weeks in length. Students may need to travel throughout the state for clinical experiences as well as in-seat classes.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree requires completion of the following 120 credit hours:
General Education and Electives (33 credit hours)
Biological Sciences (18 credit hours)
College of Adult and Graduate Studies Core (9 credit hours) 
Nursing Major Core: BSN  (60 credit hours)

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

Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (Pre-licensure)

The faculty recommends students in the BS in Nursing (Pre-licensure) 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 general education, elective, biological sciences, 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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