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Catalog and Student Handbook 2020 - 2021

Nursing, Bachelor of Science (Online)

Overview

Continuing with the tradition of educating nurses, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree provides the Registered Nurse a unique educational experience. The program builds on the RN’s previous education with the goal of fostering individual and professional growth, which will prepare the RN to manage the healthcare challenges of today.

The baccalaureate degree program in Nursing at Labouré College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. Website: http://www.ccneaccreditation.org

Program Outcomes

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree prepares its graduates to be able to accomplish the following:

  • Synthesize knowledge from a broad-based Liberal Arts and Sciences core curriculum with Nursing arts and sciences to make safe patient-centered clinical decisions.
  • Use systems-based practices while exhibiting leadership skills in multiple health care settings.
  •  Implement patient-centered care using evidence-based practices. 
  •  Effectively use communication, informatics and technology when collaborating with the health care team members to improve patient outcomes. 
  •  Apply quality improvement and safety measures to improve patient outcomes.
  •  Integrate concepts of health, population health, and disease prevention across the lifespan.
  • Engage in professionalism and leadership that influence health care policy, financial and regulatory environments. 

Course Sequences and Prerequisites

RN licensure is a prerequisite for any professional nursing course. NUR 3110 is the first nursing course. While not a prerequisite for other 3000-level nursing courses, students are encouraged to begin their program with NUR 3110

MAT 3410 is taken prior to NUR 3660. All 4000-level nursing courses must be taken prior to NUR 4336.

While all 3000-level courses are generally taken prior to 4000-level courses, students may take 3000-level and 4000-level courses concurrently, or may request permission from the Assistant Chairperson or Dean to take 4000-level courses prior to 3000-level courses if remaining 3000-level courses are not offered in a particular semester.

NUR 3660 must be taken prior to NUR 4336

For Diploma RNs: NUR 3110 or NUR 3330 may be taken concurrently while satisfying 1000 and/or 2000-level arts and sciences requirement by CLEP or other examinations.

Program of Study

While the College makes every effort to avoid schedule changes, the College may cancel courses or alter course schedules without prior notification. 

Professional Courses (27 Credits)

NUR 3110Professional Nursing Perspectives

3

NUR 3226Pathopharmacology

3

NUR 3330Health Assessment

3

NUR 3445Communications & Informatics In Healthcare

3

NUR 3660Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

3

NUR 4226Leadership and Management in Healthcare

3

NUR 4235Population Focused Healthcare

3

NUR 4337Opioid Disuse Syndrome and the Epidemic

3

NUR 4336Application of Evidenced-Based Practice

3

General Education Courses (22 Credits)

MAT 3410Essentials of Statistics

3

ETH 3000Ethics Elective

3

NUR 3000 - 4000Humanities, Social Science, and Natural Science Electives

12

SES 4355Senior Capstone

4

All RN-BSN students have to complete a minimum of 30 credits at the College. A minimum of 120 credits is needed to graduate with the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Students are awarded the degree after meeting the requirements listed below: 

  • Completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours at the College
  • Successful completion of the degree program as prescribed by the College
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher
  • A minimum grade of C in degree professional courses
  • A minimum grade of D- in other degree requirements
    • A failing grade (F) in an arts and sciences course will not count toward a program requirement and the course must be retaken, or a dean or chairperson-approved substitute course taken
  • Completion of all program requirements within six years of enrollment at the College