Academic Catalog 2020-2021 
    Jun 08, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing 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. Nursing courses are delivered in a blended format for greater flexibility. The nursing major core in the College of Undergraduate Studies (CUS) is offered over four semesters: students complete in two academic 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 

Direct admission to the BSN program is available only for incoming freshmen and transfer students to the College of Undergraduate Studies. CUS Nursing students with direct admission to the BSN program may begin BSN major coursework in their junior year as long as they meet the following BSN admission requirements:

  • Have completed BSN prerequisites during their freshman and sophomore years in the College of Undergraduate Studies
  • Have a cumulative collegiate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Have a cumulative GPA in science prerequisite courses of 3.0
  • All science prerequisite courses must have been completed within the last 5 years
  • Receive a grade of “C” or better in all prerequisite courses including the biological science courses (retakes of science courses are limited to one per course)
  • Have attained 90 chapel credits and completed 90 ministry hours by the fall semester of their junior year
  • Complete an interview with BSN Admissions Committee in the spring of their sophomore year

Upon admission students must:

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

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

General Education Requirements (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. Completion of 90 hours of ministry/community service and 90 chapel credits. For further details on ministry/community service, see the Life Directions Center (LDC)  section of this catalog. For further details on chapel credits, see the Student Life  section of this catalog.
  4. Meet the CUS residency requirements .
  5. Acceptable performance on exit exams, as required by the faculty.
  6. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  7. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.

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