The Bachelor of Science in nursing completion program is committed to advancing the education of registered nurses to meet the growing health care needs in the community, state, nation and the world. In recognition of the value of a comprehensive baccalaureate nursing education and sound liberal arts foundation, our mission is to prepare graduates who can provide evidence-based comprehensive nursing care that is scientifically based, caring and respectful of diverse individual needs.
Students completing this degree are prepared to implement roles in today’s health care environment that require commitment to evidence-based practice, professionalism and professional ethics, health promotion and disease prevention for individuals and population, leadership skills and knowledge that utilize health information technology, communication and collaboration to promote patient safety and quality care.
To this end, the faculty embraces quality teaching and engaged learning opportunities in the classroom, faculty-student mentoring, and multiple collaborative learning opportunities throughout the program.
The curriculum of the Bachelor of Science in nursing completion program is derived from this mission and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Baccalaureate Nursing for Professional Nursing Practice, the American Nurses Association (ANA) Scope and Standards of Practice, and the National League for Nursing (NLN) Competencies for Baccalaureate Nursing Education.
Building on the acute care clinical knowledge and experience received in associate degree and diploma nursing programs, the following program objectives and outcomes were developed for this program.
The Bachelor of Science in nursing completion program will prepare graduates to:
- Consistently apply professional standards, ethics, and values in their nursing practice.
- Assess, design and implement health promotion and disease prevention nursing programs for diverse individuals, groups and communities.
- Evaluate nursing research and apply the results to evidenced-based nursing practice.
- Use intellectual skills and competencies to provide leadership on health care management teams that promote patient safety and quality care in health care institutions and community settings.
- Take a leadership role in the profession of nursing and in health care issues in the state and nation.
- Continue personal and professional career development.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the students will be able to:
- Synthesize knowledge from nursing and a liberal education as the basis for clinical judgment, reflective practice and decision making.
- Implement a comprehensive health assessment for diverse individuals, families, groups and communities that focus on health promotion and disease prevention.
- Design, plan, implement and evaluate a program for diverse client populations that reflects analysis of assessment data, strategies for health promotion, risk reduction and disease prevention/restoration/rehabilitation.
- Incorporate professional standards and nursing judgment in decision-making.
- Synthesize knowledge from global, social, economic, epidemiologic and political systems to advocate as a professional nurse in the health care delivery system.
- Analyze research findings and apply them to evidenced based professional nursing practice.
The admission requirements for this program are:
- Active license as a registered nurse (RN in SC or live in a compact state with multistate privileges).
- Graduation from an accredited nursing program with a grade of ‘C’ or better in all nursing courses.
Policies and Requirements
Students must earn a grade of ‘C’ or better in each course used to satisfy the major course requirements. All students will be required to complete a practicum while taking NUR 410 - Community Health Nursing (3 credits) and NUR 420 - Nursing Leadership and Management (3 credits). A minimum of 30 credit hours of the required 120 credit hours must be taken at Coastal Carolina University to achieve a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.
Requirements for Practicum Courses
- Current BLS certification for infants, child and adult.
- Negative criminal background check and negative drug screen are required for any practicum course.
- Students must meet the health and immunization requirements of any practicum agency.
- Current health insurance and liability insurance are required for NUR 410P and NUR 420P.
- The above requirements must be current at the time submitted and remain current during the duration of the practicum courses: NUR 410P and NUR 420P.