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3-Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Prelicensure)
The prelicensure Bachelor of Science in nursing degree is designed to prepare individuals for professional nursing practice. The degree consists of 127-128 semester credits, including 64 credits of general education studies and 63 nursing credits. New cohorts enroll each fall and students begin by taking a prerequisite year of general education courses that provides a solid foundation to begin nursing courses in year two of the program. After completing at least 30 hours of prerequisite courses, students apply for acceptance into nursing by January 31 for Early Action or May 25 for Regular Decision of their first year. Offers of admission are contingent upon successful completion of all prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better prior to entrance into the nursing program.
Students enroll full time in the program and attend courses year round (fall, winter, and summer semesters) over a period of three academic years, completing the degree in July.
Graduates are qualified to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) in the states of their choice. Clinical experiences begin in year two. As an integral part of the Kettering Medical Center and the Kettering Health Network, a rich array of clinical experiences occur within the hospitals of the Kettering Health Network, as well as in a variety of excellent health care facilities within the community.
About The Profession
Registered nurses (RNs) care for and educate individuals, families, communities and populations about various aspects of health care to promote optimum wellness. In partnership with the patient and the interdisciplinary health care team, nurses are highly educated individuals who assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and document nursing care in accordance with standards of professional nursing practice. Nurses provide physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual support to patients.
Philosophy and Organizing Framework
Our mission is to educate individuals to become competent professional nurses who meet the health care needs of individuals, families, communities, and populations. Within the context of Christian caring, our graduates are educated to provide compassionate care to the whole person.
We affirm that a baccalaureate degree in nursing is the level of education needed to prepare tomorrow’s graduates for contemporary nursing practice to assist individuals, families, communities, and populations to achieve an optimal individualized state of physical, mental, spiritual, and social well-being.
Whole-person care values individuals as persons made in God’s image and influenced by a composite of physical, mental, social, environmental, and spiritual needs. The mind-body-spirit connection is a crucial factor in achieving optimum health and well-being. Nurses who provide Christian caring give compassionately to the whole person as a response to understanding God’s love and grace toward humanity. We are proud that our graduates commit themselves to compassionate caring, strong ethical values, and to the continuous development of themselves and others.
For more information about nursing as a career, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics web site.