Emiley W. Button DNP, APRN , BC, Chair, Division of Nursing & Health
Dr. Robert & Carol Goodin Nursing & Counseling Center, Room 125
(270) 384-7442

Angie Johnson, DNP, Program Coordinator
Dr. Robert & Carol Goodin Nursing & Counseling Center, Online Office
(270) 384-7352

Full-time program faculty: Kristen Branham, MSN; Emiley W. Button, DNP; Ashley Hancock, MSN; Angie Johnson, DNP; Donetta Tungate, MSN; Susan Vickous, MSN

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.


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:

RN-BSN Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

Upon completion of the Lindsey Wilson College RN BSN 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, patientcenteredcare;
  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 patientcentered care across the lifespan and across the health care continuum; and
  10. Embrace lifelong learning and professional development (provider, manager of care, and member of the profession).

Application Process and Deadlines

Lindsey Wilson College uses a rolling admission plan for the RN BSN Program. Applications are accepted year round. It is recommended applications be submitted by July 1 for Fall admission and Nov 1 for Spring Admission.

Students seeking admission to the RN BSN degree programs 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 Division of Nursing & Health.

The entry point into the RN BSN program is defined by the program as enrollment in the NURN 3012 Transition to Professional Nursing Practice on the last day to register for a seated or online course established by the College Academic Calendar.

Admission Criteria

All nursing applicants must first apply to the College before applying to the RN BSN program. Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to the RN BSN program.

Before an application to the RN BSN program will be considered for admission, all applicants must meet and complete the following requirements:

Transfer Students and Credit by Examination and Transfer

Students desiring to transfer from another accredited RN BSN Program must complete all entrance criteria admission 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 RN BSN Program will be evaluated on an individual case by case basis.

Progression Criteria

Progression criteria for the RN BSN program are outlined in the BSN Student Handbook that is published at under Division of Nursing and Health link. 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% or higher to be awarded a C or better. The nursing program uses the following grading scale: A = 93-100%, B = 85-92%, C = 77-84%, D = 70-76%, F = 69% or lower.

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.