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RN to BSN Completion

Purpose

The BSN Completion program is designed to meet the needs of the registered nurse who desires to obtain a baccalaureate degree in a Christian atmosphere.

BSN Completion Program

Bethel College's BSN Completion Program consists of 124 hours of course work. The 32 credits of required nursing courses may be taken at Bethel College, Lakeland Health Care Systems in St. Joseph Michigan, or Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. Nursing courses are taught in a seven week adult format utilizing various teaching methods, including classroom and online. Required general education courses may be taken prior to, concurrently with, or after nursing courses providing the last 30 hours are completed at Bethel College. The nursing program must be completed within 5 years. Students are required to have a physical examination, immunizations and a CPR course upon admission. Admission requirements can be found at http://www.bethelcollege.edu/academics/programs/nursing/admission.html.

Registered nurses may choose a 20 month plan in a convenient one night a week format or an accelerated 12 month option with classes two nights a week. Many of the courses are offered in a hybrid format with both in-person and online class nights.

The BSN Completion program is ACEN accredited facilitating advancement to graduate programs.

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Course of Study

The program is comprised of general education courses, required cognates, and lower and upper level nursing courses. General education courses and required cognates may be completed on the Bethel Campus or by flexible transfer of credits from accredited institutions providing the courses are equivalent and a "C" or higher was earned in the course. Up to 36 lower level nursing credits will be transferred from the student's previous undergraduate nursing program. Clinical projects are completed in the course Nursing Leadership and Management and the course Community and Population Based Nursing.

The following program plans are the recommended sequence of courses for the 20 months and the 12 months completion options of the Nursing Major.

20 Months Completion Option

Fall 1
  NUR 381 Role Transition in Professional Nursing*

3

  NUR 300 Nursing Informatics

3

 
Spring 1
  NUR 382 Frameworks for Nursing Practice

3

  NUR 395 Evidenced Based Nursing Practice**

3

 
Summer
  NUR 410 Ethics for Nursing Practice

3

  NUR 383 Nursing Issues

3

 
Fall 2
  NUR 380 Health Assessment

3

  NUR 471 Nursing Leadership and Management

4

 
Spring 2
  NUR 485 Community/Population Based Nursing

4

  NUR 487 Global Health

3

 

32

12 Months Completion Option

Fall
  NUR 381 Role Transition in Professional Nursing*

3

  NUR 300 Nursing Informatics

3

  NUR 380 Health Assessment

3

  NUR 471 Nursing Leadership and Management

4

 
Spring
  NUR 382 Frameworks for Nursing Practice

3

  NUR 395 Evidenced Based Nursing Practice**

3

  NUR 485 Community/Population Based Nursing

4

  NUR 487 Global Health

3

 
Summer
  NUR 410 Ethics for Nursing Practice

3

  NUR 383 Nursing Issues

3

32

*NUR 381 must be taken during the first semester of the Nursing Major
**Basic Probability and Statistics is a prerequisite to NUR 395

Lower Level Nursing: 36 hrs.

General Education Courses Include:

  • Written Communication II 3 hrs.
  • English Elective 3 hrs.
  • General Psychology 3 hrs.
  • Principles of Sociology 3 hrs.
  • Speech Communication 3 hrs.
  • Economics/History/Sociology/Social Science Elective 3 hrs.
  • Fine Arts/Art/Theatre/Literature/Music Elective 3 hrs.
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 hrs.
  • Basic Probability & Statistics 3 hrs.
  • Exploring the Christian Faith 3 hrs.
  • Bible/Philosophy 3 hrs.
  • General Electives 15 hrs.

Required Cognates Include:

  • Psychology Elective 3 hrs.
  • Biology/Chemistry Elective 4 hrs.

General education courses may be taken before, during, or after completing the BSN Completion program providing the last 30 hours of the program are completed at Bethel College.