The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program incorporates liberal arts and nursing coursework in a program that provides the education and skills necessary for a lifetime of personal and professional growth. The liberal arts component of the curriculum provides the student with a liberal arts foundation. This is accomplished through academic experiences that provide the skills needed for advanced studies and lifelong learning. The first year of the program emphasizes liberal arts and prepares the student for the nursing major.
BSN Degree Program Curriculum Plan (PDF)
The nursing curriculum prepares the graduate for the practice of professional nursing. This is accomplished through an integration of theoretical knowledge, psychomotor skill acquisition, and development of clinical judgment/reasoning. The curriculum integrates professional, ethical and legal standards with decision-making, problem solving, and leadership development. The curriculum is designed to promote life-long learning among the graduates.
For many students, the first year of the program focuses on liberal arts and sciences. However given individual transferred course work, program plans vary. The majority of nursing coursework occurs in the second and third years. Significant clinical practice and SimCare Center hours are planned throughout the degree program to allow the student apply content and concepts learned. The combination of classroom, clinical, and SimCare Center experiences promotes safe, high-quality, competent, and compassionate nursing practice. Students' clinical experiences occur in a variety of healthcare settings, including acute- and long-term care facilities, as well as in ambulatory and community settings.
The BSN degree program consists of a minimum of 129 credit hours: 60 credit hours in liberal arts and sciences and 69 credit hours in the nursing major.
The registered nurse with an associate degree or diploma may earn the BSN degree via online instruction. The online option allows the registered nurse student to complete the BSN degree in three semesters within an educational format designed for adult learners. Advantages include the convenience of scheduling, a focus on core content readily applicable to professional settings, and interaction with peers who share many similar professional experiences and values.
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Venturing beyond the classroom and local community, you can participate in a unique opportunity through our International Nursing Service Projects.
Chamberlain College of Nursing’s Pharma Collegē web-based game application has been named a finalist for the 2015 SIIA Education CODiE Award in the “Best Postsecondary Learning Solution” category.