2017-2018 Catalog 
    Jul 19, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, B.S.N.

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Susan Enfield, M.S.N., R.N., PEL-CSN, Director of RNBSN, RNMSN Tracks

Olivet’s School of Graduate and Continuing Studies offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program for registered nurses who have earned either an associate’s degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing and desire to advance their personal and professional goals. The bachelor’s degree is required for graduate study and is helpful for career advancement. The RN-BSN is a degree-completion track program that focuses on the health continuum across the lifespan of clients, including individuals, families, and communities.

Through a carefully designed sequence of learning experiences, classroom instruction, homework, and discussion boards, learners develop individual and team skills and focus on applying their knowledge and skills in their practice setting. The RN-BSN curriculum is designed with value placed upon the previous learning and professional experiences of the RN student.

The curriculum of the program is designed to build upon previous learning and professional experiences of the student. The program provides an integrated educational experience consisting of a foundation of liberal arts/general education content areas relevant to the learners’ major field.

The University strives to provide a degree program that requires mastery of learning outcomes and is designed to produce spiritual, personal and professional growth. A total of approximately 90 hours of practicum/project are incorporated in the coursework. The curriculum is based on the Olivet Nazarene University Department of Nursing’s mission philosophy and conceptual framework.

60 hours


Students who have completed an associates’ degree or diploma program in nursing may substitute a biological science in place of CHM 105  to fulfill general education requirements and as a required supporting course.

General Education Requirements:

Other Program Guidelines:

Students are limited to withdrawing from, voluntarily or administratively, or failing two nursing courses.  Students may not fail more than one Practicum/Project course in the program.  Students may not enroll in any nursing course more than two times. In order to progress into Nursing Research and beyond, learners must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher in each course of the Nursing major and in MTH 120. A cumulative grade point average of 2.75 is required to progress in the Nursing courses and to graduate with the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Students must satisfactorily complete a certified background check and drug screen before starting their practicum/project hours.  Students will complete a total of 60 practicum/project hours; 15 practicum/project hours in each of the following courses: NRSG 326 Community Health Nursing, NRSG 436 The Global Community, NRSG 463 Leadership/Management in Nursing, NRSG 470 Issues in Health Care, Law, and Ethics.  Students are responsible for obtaining preceptor(s) for the practicum/project hours in NRSG 326, NRSG 436 (can be same preceptor as NRSG 326), and NRSG 463.  A preceptor is not required for NRSG 470.  All preceptors are required to have a BSN degree or higher.

Transfer of Credit Policy

A maximum of 82 semester hours (or equivalent quarter hours) may be accepted from community/junior colleges as transfer credit to the RN-BSN degree-completion program at Olivet. Only courses with a grade of C- or above are eligible for transfer consideration. In order to meet the six-hour Christianity core general education requirement, students must take Olivet’s BIB 315 - Understanding the Bible  and THE 400 - Faith and Contemporary Issues  before or during the program.

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