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Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing

Program Description
Keiser University's Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing is designed for registered nurses. It emphasizes critical thinking, leadership, management, research, physical assessment and health promotion across a variety of community-based healthcare settings. The curriculum provides registered nurses with a better understanding of the cultural, political, economic and social issues that affect patients and influence healthcare delivery.

Program Objectives
The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives.

    To develop critical thinkers who are able to creatively engage in rational inquiry utilizing the nursing process in both well-defined, relatively common clinical situations and in complex clinical situations
    To develop skilled healthcare providers who are prepared to provide a higher level of nursing assessment in their direct or indirect care of ethically, culturally and/or spiritually diverse patients and their families
    To develop effective collaborators of healthcare who are prepared to work in a leadership capacity to design and manage the care of individuals and their families
    To develop caring and therapeutic communicators who are prepared to utilize broadened tools of communication in advocating the comfort and self-determination of patients and their families
    To develop nursing professionals who practice nursing within a legal/ethical framework

Prerequisites for Major Courses

    Statement of good health signed by student, background check and drug screening where applicable
    Evidence of graduation from either an associate degree nursing program or a diploma nursing program
    The following lower division courses must be successfully completed with a grade of "C" or higher before beginning upper division major courses. (Course equivalency is established by the Dean of Academic Affairs from official transcripts received from regionally accredited institutions)
      MAC2105 College Algebra, MAT1033 Intermediate Algebra or STA2023 Statistics
      ENC1101 English Composition I
      SPC1010 Speech
      AML1000 American Literature or ENL1000 English Literature
      CGS1000C Introduction to Computers
      BSC2085C Human Anatomy and Physiology I
      BSC2086C Human Anatomy and Physiology II
      MCB2000C Microbiology I
      DEP2004 Lifespan Development
    Proof of current professional licensure as a Registered Nurse in the United States

Program Outline
To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, students must earn 60.0 upper division credit hours. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher to proceed successfully through the program. Program requirements are as follows. NOTE: All lower division major and general education courses must be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken.

Nursing Major Courses: (42.0 credit hours)

Physical Assessment in Healthcare

3.0 credit hours

Pathophysiology I

3.0 credit hours

Pathophysiology II

3.0 credit hours

Nursing Research

3.0 credit hours

Nursing Role and Scope

3.0 credit hours

Ethical and Legal Aspects of Nursing Practice

3.0 credit hours

Crisis Intervention

3.0 credit hours

Nursing Informatics

3.0 credit hours

Nursing and the Aging Family

3.0 credit hours

Community Nursing I

3.0 credit hours

Community Nursing II

3.0 credit hours

Nursing Leadership and Management

3.0 credit hours

Transculture Factors in Healthcare Delivery

3.0 credit hours

Nursing Roles Practicum

3.0 credit hours
Upper Division General Education Courses (18.0 credit hours)

Writing for Managers

3.0 credit hours

Nutrition

3.0 credit hours

Critical Thinking

3.0 credit hours

Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior

3.0 credit hours

Training and Development

3.0 credit hours

Statistics for the Health Professions

4.0 credit hours

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