Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
    Mar 24, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Pre-licensure)

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The Pre-Licensure BSN program option is a state-wide traditional program that prepares graduates for RN licensure and professional practice. This 24 month option is comprised of theory (on-site/classroom), laboratory (skills/simulation), and clinical components, and is offered in an alternate format for adults.  Nursing courses are delivered both online and in a blended format for greater flexibility.

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 wholistic compassionate care.

The degree emphasizes professionalism, moral leadership, evidence based nursing practice, technology management, and interprofessional communication within healthcare delivery.  Furthermore, competency, character, and calling are fostered in an effort to prepare nurses to practice nursing as ministry and thus to serve others as if serving the Lord.  CCU challenges students to become exceptionally competent nurse leaders who impact their world and transform healthcare through the uniqueness of Christ-inspired practice.

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 B.S. 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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