Curriculum

Emiley Wyatt Button, D.N.P., Chair, Division of Nursing
Dr. Robert & Carol Goodin Nursing & Counseling Center, Room 126
(270) 384-7442 buttone@lindsey.edu

Angie Johnson, D.N.P., Program Coordinator
Dr. Robert & Carol Goodin Nursing & Counseling Center, Online Office
(270) 384-7352 johnsona@lindsey.edu

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, M.S.N.

Mission Statement

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.

Graduation Requirements

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.

Vision

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:

R.N. B.S.N. Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

Upon completion of the Lindsey Wilson College R.N. B.S.N. program, graduates will:

  1. Utilize written, verbal, nonverbal, and emerging technologies to communicate effectively;
  2. Demonstrate clinical reasoning/judgment, critical thinking, and caring to design and deliver safe, evidence-based, spiritually and culturally appropriate, patient-centered care;
  3. Integrate theories and concepts from undergraduate liberal arts education into baccalaureate-generalist nursing practice;
  4. Understand the nature of human values and ethical responsibility;
  5. Demonstrate personal, organizational, and systems leadership to improve safe patient care and to advance professional nursing practice;
  6. Engage in effective interprofessional collaboration to achieve optimal health care outcomes;
  7. Utilize information management and technologies to deliver safe, effective, patient-centered care;
  8. Evaluate professional standards, healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environments with regard to nursing practice, quality care, and patient safety;
  9. Implement clinical prevention and health promotion interventions to provide patient-centered care across the lifespan and across the health care continuum; and
  10. 10. Embrace lifelong learning and professional development (provider, manager of care, and member of the profession)

Admission Criteria

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:

Application Process and Deadlines

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 chair of the Nursing division.

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.

Transfer Students and Credit by Examination and Transfer

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

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 division website.

Students must comply with current course changes and/or degree requirements as well as with policies and procedures.

Grading Scale

The nursing program uses a grading scale different from other academic units 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 = 85-92.99 percent, C = 77-84.99 percent, D = 70-76.99 percent, F = 69.99 percent or lower. Grades will NOT be rounded.

Program Requirements: 45-60 hours

Students must complete the major’s program requirements and professional nursing courses.

A. Program Requirements: 6-9 hours

B. Program Recommended Coursework: 3 hours

C. Professional Nursing Courses: 39-48 hours

General Electives

A minimum of 120 hours is required for graduation, thus some students may need to take general electives to meet that requirement.