The Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is offered for students beginning their first professional nursing program. Depending on the campus, students in this program of professional nursing study may attend in either the Fall/Spring semesters only or year round, for eight semesters.
Graduates will be prepared to provide compassionate, patient-centered, culturally competent nursing care to individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations in a variety of settings, using evidence-based knowledge and skills related to wellness, health promotion, illness, disease management, and end-of-life care to improve healthcare outcomes. They will practice in partnership with patients as members and leaders of interprofessional healthcare teams, utilizing the most current healthcare technologies. Successful completion of this program qualifies graduates to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensing exam.
The Baccalaureate degree programs in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
The College of Nursing at Keiser University utilizes a “students first” philosophy to increase access to nursing education for a diverse student body at the undergraduate and graduate level and prepares students to provide holistic nursing care to improve individual, community, and global health outcomes.
Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science in nursing program enables students to provide evidence-based collaborative care to diverse patient populations in varied settings. The Programmatic Student Learning Outcomes are a culmination of measurable competencies, consistent with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2008) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (2008), which enable graduates to practice within a complex healthcare system.
The Programmatic Student Learning Outcomes and their applicable Essentials are:
CARE COORDINATION: Utilizes effective leadership, communication and collaboration for shared decision making with the patient and multidisciplinary healthcare providers in the deliberate organization, design and management of safe, high quality and high value care for culturally and spiritually diverse patients across the continuum of healthcare environments.
RESEARCH AND TRANSLATION: Engages in scientific inquiry with a spirit of creativity, utilizes evidence-based nursing knowledge, and translates data and information into nursing practice to address common clinical scenarios.
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: Utilizes patient care technology and information systems to communicate, collaborate and support clinical decision-making in the delivery of quality patient care in a variety of healthcare settings.
ADVOCACY AND POLICY: Integrates professional nursing values, ethical, legal, and theoretical practice frameworks fundamental to the discipline of nursing to influence health promotion, disease prevention, healthcare policy, and regulation across the lifespan and practice environments
TEAS APPEAL PROCESS
Students who are unsuccessful after 3 attempts on the current version of the TEAS may complete an appeal for a 4th attempt to take the current version of the TEAS. The appeal will be reviewed by the campus Nursing Program Director and the Academic Dean for approval. The appeal should include the reasons the student was unsuccessful at their prior attempts and how they plan to get a different result.
Students are encouraged to work with their Admissions Counselor if they reside far enough from a Keiser University location that multiple trips to campus during the admissions process are burdensome. Arrangements for remote administration of the test can be considered under extenuating circumstances.
To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, students must complete 120 credit hours as described below. The schedule for this beginning program of professional nursing study may vary by campus and be offered either during the Fall/Spring semesters only, or year round. The length of this program is approximately 32 months (this will vary if a student transfers in credits). Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and Nursing Core courses must be completed with a grade of “B’ or higher to proceed successfully through the program.
|General Education Courses (40.0 credit hours)|
|English Composition I||3.0 credit hours|
|General Chemistry I||3.0 credit hours|
|General Chemistry Lab||1.0 credit hours|
|College Algebra||3.0 credit hours|
|Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4.0 credit hours|
|Introduction to Psychology||3.0 credit hours|
|English Composition II||3.0 credit hours|
|Microbiology I||4.0 credit hours|
|Humanities Elective||3.0 credit hours|
|Human Anatomy & Physiology II||4.0 credit hours|
|Lifespan Development||3.0 credit hours|
|Statistics||3.0 credit hours|
|General Elective||3.0 credit hours|
|Nursing Major Courses (80.0 credit hours)|
|Professional Nursing I||1.0 credit hours|
|Professional Nursing II||1.0 credit hours|
|Pathophysiology for BSN||4.0 credit hours|
|Physical Assessment in Healthcare||3.0 credit hours|
|Clinical Decision Making in Evidence Based Practice||2.0 credit hours|
|Care Management I||8.0 credit hours|
|Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics||4.0 credit hours|
|Nursing Quality and Safety in Healthcare||2.0 credit hours|
|Care Management II||9.0 credit hours|
|Health Promotion, Disease Prevention: A Community Perspective||4.0 credit hours|
|Ethical and Legal Aspects of Nursing Practice||3.0 credit hours|
|Care Management III||8.0 credit hours|
|Nursing Research for Evidence-Based Practice||3.0 credit hours|
|Information Technology for Nursing||3.0 credit hours|
|Care Management IV||7.0 credit hours|
|Mental Health Concepts in Nursing||2.0 credit hours|
|Public Policy and Risk Management in Nursing||3.0 credit hours|
|Care Management V||8.0 credit hours|
|Nursing Leadership in Systems of Healthcare||3.0 credit hours|
|Professional Nursing III||2.0 credit hours|
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