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Nursing Major

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program will prepare students to use the nursing process and an inter-professional approach to provide patient centered health care across the lifespan and continuum of care for patients of diverse populations.

Students will gain values, knowledge, and skills necessary to provide compassionate, safe, quality patient care and learn how to be a Christian servant-leader within professional nursing practice. At the completion of the nursing program, students will be eligible to become a registered nurse through the state licensure examination.

In addition to the classroom, students participate in hands-on learning in the nursing applied learning laboratory and clinical settings. The nursing lab houses manikins, equipment, and materials needed to practice nursing skills in a safe learning environment.

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Potential Careers

Registered Nurse in a variety of areas:

  • acute care specialty areas (medical-surgical, burn, cardiac, emergency, critical, labor & delivery, oncology, orthopaedics, surgery)
  • home health
  • informatics
  • long-term care
  • mental health
  • occupational health
  • pain management
  • parish nursing
  • pediatrics
  • policy/advocacy
  • public health
  • transitional/rehabilitation care
  • and many more!

Meet the Faculty

These faculty members teach many of the courses that comprise the Nursing Major. For more information, see the Nursing Department.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) Requirements

Please see the Program Requirements Disclaimer when planning your coursework.

Mission

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Belief Statement

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Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the program, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing student will be able to do the following outcomes:

  1. Synthesize knowledge and evidence from the liberal arts and sciences to facilitate critical thinking and clinical decision making in professional nursing practice.
  2. Acknowledge responsibility for self-directed lifelong learning, personal growth, and professional role development.
  3. Exhibit nursing leadership behaviors in the provision of holistic, relationship-centered patient care for individuals, families, communities, and populations.
  4. Employ principles of quality improvement to enhance safe, quality health care delivery.
  5. Analyze and use research to inform nursing care practices and make clinical judgments.
  6. Utilize technology and informatics across the continuum of care to enhance outcomes for individuals, families, communities, and populations.
  7. Evaluate the influence of political, social, and economic policies on health care systems and patient care services.
  8. Collaborate with patients, families, professional colleagues, and the community to promote health and wellness of individuals, families, communities, and populations.
  9. Evaluate effectiveness of verbal and written communication in the achievement of health care outcomes for individuals, families, communities, and populations.
  10. Synthesize nursing and public health theory and practice to provide appropriate health and wellness nursing care for individuals, families, communities, and populations.
  11. Integrate a personal framework of faith, spirituality, and professional values within ethical and legal frameworks in nursing practice.
  12. Demonstrate the ability to assess and advocate for the spiritual and faith needs of individuals, families, communities, and populations.
  13. Provide safe culturally congruent holistic nursing care for diverse individuals, families, communities, and populations.
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Entry into the Major

Application for admission to the nursing program is a separate process and in addition to being admitted to the College. Space is limited and not all qualified applicants are guaranteed admission.

Requirements for application to enter the nursing program:

A checklist of these requirements is available for download: Nursing Program Application Checklist (2019).

  1. Nursing Program Application (2019). Applications are accepted March 1–April 1 for admission to the fall cohort. Applications received after April 1 will be reviewed at the discretion of the program director.
  2. Sophomore standing eligibility (at least 28 credits) by end of semester of application.
  3. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on all courses through fall of sophomore year; all courses taken through fall of sophomore year are GPA ranked for admission status.
  4. Minimum of “C” in pre-requisites (Must be completed or enrolled in at time of application):
  5. Minimum of “C” in support courses (Must be completed to graduate from nursing program):
  6. Repeating courses:
    • Required pre-requisite and support courses may be repeated only once (1).
    • No more than three (3) required pre-requisite and support courses may be repeated. All of the required pre-requisite and support courses thereafter must be at least a “C” to qualify for admission to or progression in the nursing program.
    • Failing a total of four (4) required pre-requisite and/or support courses will result in denial of admission to or dismissal from the nursing program.
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    • Two (2) withdrawals (either withdrawal passing or withdrawal failing) from the same required pre-requisite, support, or nursing course will be considered as one (1) failure and will count towards the dismissal policy.
  7. At the time of application to the core nursing program, science credits, including transfer science credits and science credits taken at Bethany, cannot be older than six (6) years. This includes the following courses: BIOL101, BIOL151, CHEM107, CHEM113, BIOL221, BIOL222, and BIOL360. Students with science credits older than six (6) years will need to retake applicable science credits.
  8. Copy of unofficial transcript.
  9. Two (2) recommendations: Nursing Program Recommendation Form (2019).
  10. Complete and successfully pass a national criminal background check (and drug screen upon request. Castle Branch Program Application Directions (2019)
  11. Completion of the HESI® Admission Assessment Exam. (Exam arranged through nursing program.) HESI Admission Assessment Information (2019); HESI Admission Assessment Payment Form (2019)
  12. Director/faculty interview (upon request)

Acceptance/Rejection Information

Acceptance status letters will be mailed on or before May 1. Letters will be mailed to the address on the application unless otherwise indicated by applicant.

Preference for admission to the nursing major will be given to students with general education, pre-requisite, and support course credits earned at Bethany. Transfer students must meet the same requirements for admission. Bethany Lutheran College does not accept nursing credits on transfer.

Students not accepted for admission may be listed as an alternate per the Nursing Department Admissions Committee. Students on the alternate list may also reapply for admission to the nursing program the following year and will be considered in the next pool of applicants but will not be guaranteed admission.

Students not accepted for admission may reapply for admission to the nursing program the following year. Students may reapply for admission two (2) times and must do so in consecutive years.

学生渴望在365bet体育转移到护理程序,无论是从其他机构,或者来自不同的专业,都遵循常规录取过程和护理课程的要求。来自其他机构的转学生必须在申请入学的护理程序之前,被录取的大学。从所有其他机构的正式成绩单必须提交到学院注册商。

Due to the traditional design of the curriculum, Bethany Lutheran College does not provide advanced standing to or accept core nursing credits on transfer from persons who currently hold licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Any person holding LPN licensure desiring admission to the nursing program must follow the regular admission process and requirements of the nursing program.

Requirements Upon Acceptance and Before Starting the Nursing Program

Upon acceptance to the nursing program, students must provide additional requirements for clinical placement. The following requirements are due by August 1:

  • Attend the mandatory nursing program orientation session (held in early May)
  • Documentation of certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant OR documentation of satisfactory completion of a nursing assistant course within six years preceding acceptance to the nursing program (separate fees; provide copy of certificate)
  • Current CPR/BLS for health care providers certification. CPR/BLS certification must be through American Heart Association, American Red Cross, or Military Training Network. (Must maintain throughout the entire nursing program. Provide copy of certificate/card.)
  • Health Clearance Form with proof of required immunizations.

General Education/Prerequisite Requirements

At the time of application to the core nursing program, science credits, including transfer science credits and science credits taken at Bethany, cannot be older than six (6) years. This includes the following courses: BIOL101, BIOL151, CHEM107, CHEM113, BIOL221, BIOL222, and BIOL360. Students with science credits older than six (6) years will need to retake applicable science credits.

*A grade of “C” or higher (per individual course scale) must be obtained in each of the prerequisite and support courses.

Core Requirements

Note: Enrollment in the nursing core courses requires formal acceptance into the nursing major. Students must pass the nursing core courses with a grade of “C+” or higher (per nursing grade scale).

Health Requirements

除了大学的卫生要求,学生必须达到参加临床实习需要临床要求。这包括获得身体检查,并提供必要的免疫接种的官方文档(诊所,医院,卫生保健提供者,实验报告,或国家免疫记录)。体检前必须开始护理程序十二(12)个月内完成。学生必须完成的卫生过关的形式和提供的官方文件:

  • MMR (麻疹/风疹,流行性腮腺炎,风疹/德国麻疹):二(2)MMR疫苗接种或每个的阳性滴度。如果滴度为负,则需要1“助力器”剂量和重复滴度文档。那些谁拥有单一的“助推器”剂量后的正价被认为是免疫和不需要进一步测试或疫苗接种。那些谁拥有了“强心针”剂量后负效价必须将获得额外1个剂量
  • Tetanus/Diptheria (Td) or Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis (Tdap): Vaccination within past 10 years.
  • Pertussis: If did not receive Tdap, vaccination since age 6 years or positive pertussis titer
  • Polio: Four (4) vaccinations as a child or three (3) vaccinations as adult or positive polio titer for polio types 1 and 3 (polio type 2 titer is not required)
  • Varicella (Chicken pox): Two (2) vaccinations or positive varicella titer. If titer is negative, documentation of 1 “booster” dose and a repeat titer is required. Those who have a positive titer after the single “booster” dose are considered to be immune and no further testing or vaccination is needed. Those who have a negative titer after the “booster” dose must receive 1 additional dose.
  • Tuberculosis:负两步TB皮肤试验(结核菌素)或两个负连续年度检查,或金的QuantiFERON测试或叔点效价测试。如果皮肤试验阳性,胸部X射线,需要负疾病的提供商文档12个月开始护理程序中。一步法皮肤试验必须每年完成和电流,同时在护理程序。谁拥有结核菌阳性皮肤试验的历史,学生必须完成年度症状屏幕,而不是每年结核病皮试。
  • Hepatitis 疫苗接种或肝炎A / B的组合疫苗接种:三(3)接种。所述第一的三个剂量的文档的临床开始之前所需的。整个系列的三种剂量6个月启动乙肝系列中的文件是必需的。阳性抗-HBs效价也是可接受的。如果抗HBs滴度是否定的,以后需要1“助力器”剂量和抗-HBs 1-2个月的重复测试的文档。那些谁单“助推器”剂量后抗-HBs阳性测试被认为是免疫和不需要进一步测试或疫苗接种。那些谁测试阴性为抗-HBs的“助推器”剂量后必须接受2个额外的剂量来完成第二个三剂系列。 ORComplete Hepatitis B vaccination declination form. Note: Some clinical sites may not allow participation in clinical experiences at their site without the Hepatitis B vaccination. The nursing program does not guarantee an alternative facility placement. If no clinical agency placement is available, you may be dismissed from the nursing program.
  • Influenza:疫苗基础上,疫苗的有效性由11月1日,每年需要。从医生或提供者,说明该学生医学禁忌(例如:过敏反应)文档从接收到这样的疫苗,是唯一的例外。仅仅是因为个人反对具有疫苗由一名医生,按摩师,执业护士或医师助理的说明是不能接受的。
  • Medical health insurance coverage (self, through parents, Medical Assistance). Student insurance may be purchased from a variety of companies such as: Nurses Service Organization, Aetna, United Healthcare, and Cigna.

The following additional requirements are due prior to the Transcultural Nursing clinical experience as specified by faculty or the Director of Nursing. Additional vaccinations may be required depending upon travel arrangements.

  • Hepatitis A vaccination or Hepatitis A/B combo vaccination. Two (2) vaccinations. First dose should be before September 1 and second dose should be before March 1. Positive HAV total antibody test or HAV IgG titer is also acceptable.
  • Typhoid. One (1) vaccination before March 1 (either 1 injection or 4 doses of oral vaccine)
  • Passport. Students must have a current passport by March 1 of junior year. Passport must have at least 3 months remaining prior to expiration date.

Compliance tracking of the Health Clearance Form, required immunizations, CPR Certification, nursing assistant course or CNA, and medial health insurance coverage is completed online through Castle Branch. Please contact the Director of Nursing for specific procedures.

Program Fee

除了大学学费,是谁考上了护理专业的学生将被评估的每学期800 $的程序费用。护理专业学生费用的金额超过学杂费和课本费许多成本。使用正式的课程费用将有助于均匀分布支付的费用超过四个学期,提供给学生更一致的预算,并提高学生对成本集成到他们的财政援助请求的能力。该费用将用于以下个人财产和支付服务:

  1. Official Uniforms (Scrub top x 2; Polo top; Pants or skirt x 2; Lab coat; Name badge)
  2. Nursing Practice Tools
  3. Nursing Skills Supply Lab Kit
  4. Malpractice/Liability Insurance
  5. Health Requirements Compliance Tracking
  6. MN Dept of Health and Human Services Background Study
  7. Clinical Placement
  8. Simulation Lab
  9. HESI® Exams
  10. Nursing Pin
  11. International Immersion Experience (*Note: Students who pay the semester fee but do not participate in the immersion experience due to academic reasons will be refunded the portion of the fee applied to the immersion experience. Students who participate in the immersion experience but do not progress in the nursing program will be billed for the remaining balance of their immersion experience expenses.)

Nursing Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Bethany Lutheran College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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