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BSN Completion Programs

As a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, the RN to BSN curriculum is designed to enhance the knowledge of individuals with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) who are licensed as registered nurses. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program focuses on enhancing/developing the following skills: communication; use of technology and informatics; critical thinking; leadership and management; integration of research findings; and interpretation of statistics.

This program allows for seamless articulation to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, giving credit for previously learned knowledge. Up to 34 of the required 55 general education credits and up to 38 of the required 65 nursing credits can be transferred in toward BSN degree requirements. Upon graduation, students will be prepared for advancement to the Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Two-year full-time, part-time and accelerated options are available. Courses are offered in a blended format with didactic classes meeting one day per week. This program has a clinical component.

Program Goals

  1. Promote professional growth in the field of nursing by preparing nurses to assimilate knowledge from nursing and the arts and sciences and integrate into nursing practice.
  2. Promote professional growth in the field of nursing by preparing nurses to assimilate knowledge from leadership and management theories and integrate into the provision of nursing care of individuals, family and the community and foster the promotion of heath.
  3. Promote professional growth in the field of nursing by expanding upon the nurse's current knowledge base and promoting lifelong learning.
  4. Promote professional growth in the field of nursing by preparing nurses to contribute to the future of nursing by assimilating research findings and integrating into evidence-based nursing practice.

Program Statement

Graduates of Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Science’s (CONHS) BSN degree program are able to maximize their career opportunities and advance into clinical and leadership roles in this nation’s complex and evolving healthcare system. CONHS’ BSN degree program also prepares qualified graduates to seek admission to graduate programs in nursing, including Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs, and other related healthcare fields of study. Graduates of MSN and DNP programs are prepared to assume roles as administrators, educators and/or advanced practitioners.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, students will be able to:

  1. Contribute to the future of nursing by integrating nursing research into evidence-based nursing practice. (Spirit of Inquiry)
  2. Make judgments in practice, substantiated with evidence, that assimilate nursing science and knowledge from other disciplines in the provision of safe, quality care and promote the health of patients, families and communities. (Nursing Judgment)
  3. Assimilate the knowledge and skills learned in didactic and clinical courses, including the use of the nursing process, to help patients, families and communities continually progress toward fulfillment of human capacities. (Human Flourishing)
  4. Demonstrate a professional identity as a nurse through actions that reflect integrity; a commitment to evidence based practice, caring, advocacy, and safe, quality care for diverse patients families, and communities; and a willingness to provide leadership in improving patient outcomes. (Professional Identity)
  5. Demonstrate skill in using patient care technologies, information systems and communication to support safe nursing practice.
  6. Discuss the impact of healthcare policy on the delivery of healthcare.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program will have graduated from an approved Associate Degree in Nursing program, have an uncensored registered nurse license, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8. Students will be required to submit the following:

  1. Official high school transcript showing graduation or completion of an approved high school equivalency exam
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges, universities and vocational schools attended with a minimum overall GPA of 2.80 on a 4.00 scale (may be tentatively admitted with a 2.50 GPA)
  3. Completion of all immunization requirements
  4. Clearance on various background checks

14-Month Accelerated Track

Students admitted to the accelerated track of the RN to BSN program will complete the program in one year as opposed to the two-year traditional track. Classes will be scheduled primarily in eight-week blocks. This is a rigorous curriculum.

1st Summer (8 weeks)

ENG 200 Expository Writing (3)
GOVT 100 Government and Politics in the US(3)

Fall

MAT 150 College Algebra (3)
AH 200 Introduction to Statistics 3
NS 300 ADN to BSN Transition (3)
NS 301 Nursing Informatics (2)
NS 302 Pathophysiology (3)
NS 402 Pharmacology (3)

Spring

NS 401 Holistic Assessment (3)
NS 400 Management and Leadership (3)
NS 403 Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice (3)
NS 404 Public and Community Health (4)
NS 405 Politics and Healthcare Policy (3)
HST 105 American History 3

2nd Summer (8 weeks)

FA 200 Art Appreciation 3
PSY 200 Life Span Development (3)

A part-time curriculum plan will be developed by the adviser for each student who desires to attend on a part-time basis. The BSN curriculum must be completed within five years.

2-Year Track

Students admitted to the traditional track of the RN to BSN program will complete the program in two years. Part-time options are also available.

Year 1

Summer

ENG 200 Expository Writing (3)
GOVT 100 Government and Politics in the US (3)

Fall

MAT 150 College Algebra (3)
AH 200 Introduction to Statistics (3)
NS 300 ADN to BSN Transition (3)

Spring

HST 105 American History (3)
NS 404 Public and Community Health (4)
NS 401 Holistic Assessment (3)

Year 2

Summer

FA 200 Art Appreciation (3)
PSY 200 Life Span Development (3)

Fall

NS 301 Nursing Informatics (2)
NS 302 Pathophysiology (3)
NS 402 Pharmacology (3)

Spring

NS 400 Management and Leadership (3)
NS 403 Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice (3)
NS 405 Politics and Healthcare Policy (3)

A part-time curriculum plan will be developed by the adviser for each student who desires to attend on a part-time basis. The BSN curriculum must be completed within five years.

Student Achievement Data

2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 5-year average
Retention 75% 100% 50% 50% 91% 73%
Employment Rate 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Completion Rate 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

Application Information

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