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)