Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Perfect for the student new to nursing and seeking a traditional Bachelor experience. Check out our BSN Program… a direct path to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and a nursing career!

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is a traditional 4 year program with a diverse clinical format that includes acute, long-term and community care. There are numerous benefits to this program, including a clinically intensive 4th year. A professional development focus and additional time to prepare for the NCLEX, coupled with traditional curriculum pacing, make this a great fit for first-time college students and those desiring a fully-immersed healthcare education.

All students must complete 16 credit hours of liberal arts coursework at TCCNHS as part of the residency requirement. 

*Indicates an 8 week course.

Admissions Criteria

First-Time College Student

Requirements
  1. Minimum cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.75 or earned a general equivalency diploma (GED) with a score of 530 or higher (score of 53 prior to 2002)
  2. Official ACT score of 19 or higher -OR- SAT score of 1300 or higher (on the 2400 scale), 950 or higher (on the 1600 scale)
    • ACT Code: 3252; SAT code 2200
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident
Documents Required (along with completed application(link)):
  • Official, sealed high school transcript/GED score
    • Transcripts can be emailed from the originating institution
    • Please note, high school seniors must submit their current transcript at time of application and final transcript after graduation
    • All transcripts originating in a foreign country must be translated and evaluated by World Educational Services for a course by course level evaluation and calculated cumulative GPA (www.wes.org)
  • ACT or SAT scores
    • ACT/SAT requirement is waived if you have successfully completed 12 or more college semester hours

Transfer Student/Second Degree Seeker Must be high school graduate with 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours of completed college coursework

Requirements:
  1. Minimum cumulative college GPA of at least a 2.75
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident
Documents Required (along with completed application(link)):
  • Official, sealed high school transcript/GED score
    • Transcripts can be emailed from the originating institution
  • ALL official, sealed college transcripts
    • Transcripts can be emailed from the originating institution
    • All transcripts originating in a foreign country must be translated and evaluated by World Educational Services for a course by course level evaluation and calculated cumulative GPA (www.wes.org)

Course Breakdown

Year 1

Semester 1
  • Course Name
    Credit Hours
  • PSY 110
    -
    Lifespan Development
    3
  • MAT 105
    -
    College Algebra
    3
  • SOPS 101
    -
    Intro To Social Psychology
    3
  • BIO 111
    -
    Anatomy & Physiology I
    4
  • FYE 102
    -
    Learning Foundations
    2
Semester 2
  • Course Name
    Credit Hours
  • COM 101
    -
    Speech and Oral Communication
    3
  • PHI 103
    -
    Intro to Ethics
    3
  • BIO 112
    -
    Anatomy & Physiology II
    4
  • ENG 101
    -
    College Writing
    3
  • PSY 210
    -
    Concepts of Behavior Change
    3
  • IS 200
    -
    Service Learning in Our Community
    1

Year 2

Semester 3
  • Course Name
    Credit Hours
  • ENG 315
    -
    Advanced Composition: Evidence-Based Writing
    3
  • BIO 121
    -
    Microbiology
    4
  • BIO 300
    -
    Pathophysiology
    3
  • NUR 220
    -
    Health Assessment w/Lab
    4
  • NUR 297
    -
    Professional Development Concepts/Capstone
    2
Semester 4
  • Course Name
    Credit Hours
  • STAT 201
    -
    Statistics
    3
  • BIO 180
    -
    Biology of Food
    3
  • BIO 215
    -
    Core Concepts in Pharmacology
    3
  • NUR 221
    -
    Nursing Skills: Concepts of Quality & Safety
    4
  • NUR 298
    -
    Professional Development Concepts/Capstone
    1

Year 3

Semester 5
  • Course Name
    Credit Hours
  • NUR 305
    -
    Health & Illness Concepts Across the Lifespan I
    6
  • NUR 307
    -
    Concepts of Intellectual Inquiry
    3
  • NUR 309
    -
    Professional Nursing Concepts
    2
  • NUR 397
    -
    Professional Development Concepts/Capstone
    1
  • PHI 205
    -
    World Religions
    3
Semester 6
  • Course Name
    Credit Hours
  • NUR 311
    -
    Health & Illness Concepts Across the Lifespan II
    6
  • NUR 312
    -
    Concepts in Leadership & Healthcare Delivery
    4
  • NUR 313
    -
    Concepts in Population Health
    2
  • NUR 398
    -
    Professional Development Concepts/Capstone
    1
  • Arts and Sciences Elective
    -
    3

Year 4

Semester 7
  • Course Name
    Credit Hours
  • NUR 410
    -
    Clinical Intensive I*
    6
  • NUR 412
    -
    Clinical Intensive II*
    6
  • NUR 497
    -
    Professional Development Concepts/Capstone
    2
Semester 8
  • Course Name
    Credit Hours
  • NUR 414
    -
    Clinical Intensive III*
    6
  • NUR 416
    -
    Clinical Intensive IV*
    6
  • NUR 498
    -
    Professional Development Concepts/Capstone
    2