Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
    Feb 04, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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The BSN program is a traditional upper-division major (junior-senior year) that prepares graduates for RN licensure and professional practice. This program 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 in a blended format for greater flexibility. The program in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies (CAGS) is offered over six semesters: students complete in two calendar years.

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 compassionate care.

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

Admission Requirements to Nursing Major Core

Students must also meet the following admission requirements for the CAGS BSN program:

  • Have a cumulative collegiate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Have a cumulative GPA in science prerequisite courses of 3.0
  • Receive a grade of “C” or better in all prerequisite courses including the biological science courses
  • Retakes of CCU science courses are limited to one per course
  • All science prerequisite courses must have been completed within the last 5 years
  • Complete an interview with BSN staff/faculty

Upon admission students must:

  • Successfully pass a background check
  • Pass a drug screen
  • Complete the Physical Exam Form

Apply for admission to the BSN program

During fall semester, Pre-Nursing students may apply for admission to the BSN program. Students enter the CAGS BSN program once annually in April and all applications must be submitted by January 6. At the time of application, students must have completed all 21 biological science prerequisite credit hours and have no more than 9 general education (non-science) prerequisite credit hours remaining.

Admission to CAGS does not guarantee admission into the Nursing Major Core.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree requires completion of the following 120 credit hours:
General Education and Electives (39 credit hours)
Biological Sciences (21 credit hours)
Nursing Major Core: BSN (60 credit hours)

General Education (39 credit hours)

Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing

The faculty recommends students in the B.S. in Nursing 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, biological sciences, and nursing major core courses.
  2. A 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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