Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The Division of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission located at 61 Broadway, New York, New York 10006 (800-669-1656).

The BSN degree is offered exclusively as a baccalaureate completion program for graduates of associate degree who possess an RN license. Nursing courses are offered at both Kentucky Campuses as well as University Hospital in Louisville and Frankfort Regional Hospital in Frankfort. The Louisville Campus offers BSN classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The classes are available at the Radcliff Campus on Tuesdays, and at University Hospital and Frankfort Hospital on Wednesdays. Students can complete the entire program attending classes once a week for the duration of their program.

Nursing majors are prepared as generalists in nursing practice. The curriculum enhances registered nurses' previous education and enables them to be flexible practitioners in a dynamic health care environment. Nursing majors develop skills in clinical problem-solving and critical thinking to plan and implement nursing care of individuals, families, and community groups. Students increase their ability to care for individual clients by broadening their knowledge of disease processes and therapeutic nursing interventions. Students acquire skills in holistic health assessment of individuals and families. Students integrate theory-based clinical knowledge with principles of health promotion to implement early detection and disease prevention strategies in a community setting. To be effective in these activities, students utilize nursing research, principles of leadership and management, and existing community resources.

Personal and professional development is realized through improved written and oral communication, cultural sensitivity, and analysis of ethical issues. The nursing major provides a sound foundation for those going on to graduate school in one of the nursing specialty areas.


Curriculum


The Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing will be awarded following the completion of all Division of Nursing requirements and McKendree University requirements for graduation. Students enrolled in the program at the nursing satellite centers are exempt from the requirement that 32 of the last 40 credit hours at McKendree must be taken in residence. These students are, however, required to take at least 32 credits from McKendree University.


ASSOCIATE DEGREE OR DIPLOMA NURSING GRADUATE 30 CRS.

Behavioral Sciences 9 credits.

GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

(3)

PRINCIPLES OF SOCIOLOGY

(3)

 

Math and Science (in addition to pathophysiology) 16 credits.

STATISTICS

(3)

COMPUTER SOFTWARE (3 courses)

(3)

ELECTIVE (INCLUDING ONE LAB COURSE)

(10)

 

Ethics 3 credits.

PHI 391.

BIOMEDICAL ETHICS or

(3)

NSG 405.

ETHICAL/LEGAL ISSUES IN NURSING

(3)

 

Additional general education requirements 24 credits.

FINE ARTS

PHILOSOPHY or RELIGION

ECONOMICS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, or HISTORY

LITERATURE

ENGLISH I*

ENGLISH II* *Prerequisites to nursing program

 

NURSING MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 31 CRS.

NSG 301.

Nursing Theory and Research (W)

(4)

NSG 320.

Nursing Therapeutics

(2)

NSG 345.

Transcultural Aspects of Health Care

(3)

NSG 350.

Health Assessment

(3)

NSG 370.

Pathophysiology

(4)

NSG 400.

Leadership and Management in Nursing

(3)

NSG 420.

Family Health Nursing

(3)

NSG 450.

Community Health Nursing

(4)

NSG 470.

Clinical Practicum in Community Health (W)

(4)

 

Nursing Elective

(1)