2020-2021 Catalog 
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2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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Susan Enfield, M.S.N., R.N., PEL-CSN, Program Director of RN-BSN and RN-MSN 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.

The curriculum of the program integrates the student’s previous nursing experience and knowledge into the academic course work with the intention that the knowledge and skills developed will enhance nursing practice.  This is accomplished through a carefully designed sequence of learning strategies including discussion boards, research, and practicum projects. .

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 60 hours of practicum/project time is incorporated in the coursework. The curriculum is based on the Olivet Nazarene University Department of Nursing’s mission philosophy and conceptual framework.

30 hours


Students who have completed an associates’ degree or diploma program in nursing may substitute a biological science in place of CHM 101  to fulfill general education requirements and as a required supporting course.

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 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 for prerequisite courses. In order to meet the six-hour Christianity core general education requirement, students must take Olivet’s BIB 215 - Understanding the Bible  and THE 310 - Christianity & Culture  or THE 300 - Faith and Contemporary Issues  before, during or after the core program.

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