Curtis Lee, Ph.D., Dean, School of Professional Studies
Sumner Campus Ministry Center
(270) 384-7322 email@example.com
Emiley Wyatt Button, D.N.P., Director of Nursing
Dr. Robert & Carol Goodin Nursing & Counseling Center, Room 126
(270) 384-7442 firstname.lastname@example.org
Angie Johnson, D.N.P., Program Coordinator
Dr. Robert & Carol Goodin Nursing & Counseling Center, Online Office
(270) 384-7352 email@example.com
Full-time program faculty: Kristen Branham, M.S.N.; Emiley Button, D.N.P.; Ashley Hancock, M.S.N.; Angie Johnson, D.N.P.; Donetta Tungate, M.S.N.; Susan Vickous, Ed.D., M.S.N.
The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs is to provide quality undergraduate nursing education that prepares students for baccalaureate-generalist professional nursing practice.
Some courses taken for the major will simultaneously fulfill general education requirements. Please see the Graduation Requirements (bachelor's degrees) section of this catalog for information on the general education program.
With the intentional and cooperative efforts of the entire college community, and through excellence in teaching, scholarship, practice, and service, the Lindsey Wilson College Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs aspire to:
- Be the regional leader in providing an exceptional nursing education;
- Create the best possible environment for the individual growth of students;
- Graduate students who are prepared for life and professional nursing practice in a complex, rapidly changing world and health care environment; and
- Advance health at the local, regional, and global arenas through scientific evidence and sound professional practice.
Upon completion of the Lindsey Wilson College R.N. B.S.N. program, graduates will:
- Utilize written, verbal, nonverbal, and emerging technologies to communicate effectively;
- Demonstrate clinical reasoning/judgment, critical thinking, and caring to design and deliver safe, evidence-based, spiritually and culturally appropriate, patient-centered care;
- Integrate theories and concepts from undergraduate liberal arts education into baccalaureate-generalist nursing practice;
- Understand the nature of human values and ethical responsibility;
- Demonstrate personal, organizational, and systems leadership to improve safe patient care and to advance professional nursing practice;
- Engage in effective interprofessional collaboration to achieve optimal health care outcomes;
- Utilize information management and technologies to deliver safe, effective, patient-centered care;
- Evaluate professional standards, health care policy, finance, and regulatory environments with regard to nursing practice, quality care, and patient safety;
- Implement clinical prevention and health promotion interventions to provide patient-centered care across the lifespan and across the health care continuum; and
- Embrace lifelong learning and professional development (provider, manager of care, and member of the profession).
All nursing applicants must first apply and be admitted to the college before applying to the R.N. B.S.N. program. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the R.N. B.S.N. program.
Before an application to the R.N. B.S.N. program will be considered for admission, all applicants must meet and complete the following requirements:
- Admission to Lindsey Wilson College. All admission and transfer requirements outlined in the current catalog apply. Students must be unconditionally accepted before they can be accepted into the R.N. B.S.N. program.
- Submission of completed electronic application to the R.N. B.S.N. program.
- Cumulative minimum GPA of 2.0 at the entry point to the program.
- Completion of Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Science degree from an accredited institution of higher education and a state-approved pre-licensure associate degree nursing program, as evidenced by the transcript.
- Active, unencumbered state registered nurse licensure. Applicants awaiting results of examination for licensure (NCLEX-RN) may be admitted on a conditional basis for one semester until notified of licensure.
- Email confirmation of acceptance of admission and intent to enroll to the R.N. B.S.N. program by the designated date. Non-compliance with this requirement will forfeit the seat allotted for the student.
- Interview may be required.
Lindsey Wilson College uses a rolling admission plan for the R.N. B.S.N. program. Applications are accepted year round. It is recommended applications be submitted by July 1 for fall admission and November 1 for spring admission.
Students seeking admission to the R.N. B.S.N. degree program must complete additional BSN applications and requirements.
Correspondence to applicants regarding admission status will be sent to the email address on record.
Students are notified of admission to the program by the Director of the Program of Nursing.
The entry point into the R.N. B.S.N. program is defined by the program as enrollment in Transition to Professional Nursing Practice (NURN 3012) on the last day to register for a seated or online course established by the college's academic calendar.
Students desiring to transfer from another accredited R.N. B.S.N. program must complete all admission criteria and application steps as outlined above.
A letter of good standing from the chair of the nursing program from which the student is transferring must accompany the application.
Transfer applicants from another accredited R.N. B.S.N. program will be evaluated on an individual, case-by-case basis.
Progression criteria for the R.N. B.S.N. program are outlined in the B.S.N. Student Handbook
that is published on the nursing program web page.
Students must comply with current course changes and/or degree requirements as well as with policies and procedures.
The nursing program uses a grading scale different from other programs of the college. Consistent with other nursing programs, the grading scale requires students to earn 77 percent or higher to be awarded a C or better. The nursing program uses the following grading scale: A = 93-100 percent, B = 85-92 percent, C = 77-84 percent, D = 70-76 percent, F = 69 percent or lower. Grades will be rounded.
Along with the general education program, students must complete the major's program requirements and professional nursing courses. Students must receive a minimum grade of C in the program requirements and professional nursing courses.
A. Program Requirements: 6-9 hours
- College Algebra (MATH 1013) is a prerequisite for MATH 2403, -- 3 hours
- Experimental Statistics (MATH 2403) -- 3 hours
B. Program Recommended Coursework: 3 hours
- Fundamentals of Nutrition (NUTR 1003) -- 3 hours
C. Professional Nursing Courses: 39-48 hours
- Transition to Professional Nursing Practice (NURN 3012) -- 2 hours*
- Comprehensive Health Assessment (NURN 3024) -- 4 hours
- Complex Disease Concepts & Care (NURN 3114) -- 4 hours
- Healthcare Informatics (NURN 3122) -- 2 hours
- Population Health (NURN 3313) -- 3 hours
- Global Heath (NURN 4213) -- 3 hours
- Health Care Ethics (NURN 4323) -- 3 hours
- Art & Science of Leadership (NURN 4413) -- 3 hours
- Evidence-Based Practice (NURN 4423) -- 3 hours
- Internship (NURN PN00) -- 3-12 hours
- Organizational & Systems Leadership (NURN 4614) -- 4 hours
- Interprofessional Education & Collaboration (NURN 4622) -- 2 hours
- Nursing Certification & Credentials (NURN 4713) -- 3 hours
- *This course must be taken during the first session of the first term of enrollment.
A minimum of 120 hours is required for graduation, thus some students may need to take general electives to meet that requirement.