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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

In 2010, the Institute of Medicine published a report titled The Future of Nursing, which calls for practicing nurses with a baccalaureate degree to equal 80% of the nursing workforce by 2020. Many medical facilities are well below that number today. Gain valuable hands-on training in our new nursing simulation lab with state-of-the-art human patient simulators. The market bears the need for nurses with advanced training, and it is likely that need will only increase going forward. Helping to meet this demand, Southeastern’s BSN program offers students with no prior professional nursing degree or license the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Prior to admission to the program, prospective students must complete core courses that include general education and lower division pre-requisite courses taken in the freshman and sophomore years. Once you have completed all these courses obtaining a GPA of 3.5 and a score of 75 on the TEAS exam, you will apply for acceptance into the program. You will experience a blend of hands-on clinical training, which will take place in our new simulation laboratory as well as in a number of hospitals and community settings, and face-to-face interaction with a dedicated, faith-filled faculty who will guide you into your Divine Design of becoming a bachelor’s prepared registered nurse.

SEU nursing students’ first-time pass rate for the NCLEX-RN nursing exam is an impressive 92 percent, exceeding the national average of 87 percent for BSN-educated students.*
*Source: National Council of State Boards of Nursing, 2016

Program Details

64 hours of upper division core
66 hours of lower division general education

Total credit hours — 130

Sample Core Courses

  • Health Assessment (NURS 3003) — This course prepares students to complete a physical, psychosocial, spiritual and cultural assessment for patients throughout the lifespan. The course focuses on differentiating between normal and abnormal findings. Students will develop beginning competence in performing a complete physical assessment and health history using interview, observation, palpation and auscultation techniques. They will also perform specialized assessments, including mental status exams, pain, nutritional, family and cultural assessments, as well as domestic violence and substance abuse evaluations, and be able to choose assessment techniques appropriate in specific patient care situations.
  • Care of the Childbearing Family (NURS 4212) — This course prepares the student to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for the childbearing family prior to and through pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum care. The nurse’s role in health promotion and care during high-risk situations are both considered.
  • Applied Pharmacology (NURS 3124) — This course prepares students to integrate pharmacologic principles into the care of patients and to administer drugs with consideration to safety, lifespan, cultural, legal and ethical implications. Drugs affecting cardiac, renal, respiratory, endocrine, gastrointestinal, reproductive, and central/autonomic nervous systems, as well as anti-infective, anti-inflammatory and chemotherapeutic agents are presented. Relevant nursing interventions, including patient education, are emphasized.
  • Community Nursing & Care of the Aggregate (NURS 4314) — This course provides a solid foundation in community and public health nursing concepts. It examines interventions for individuals, families, and communities including health promotion and the multifaceted role of the community-oriented nurse. The focus will be on developing competence in assessing the needs of a population, developing and implementing appropriate interventions and evaluating their effectiveness.

Upper Division Nursing Core

  • NURS 3003 – HEALTH ASSESSMENT
  • NURS 300L – HEALTH ASSESSMENT SKILLS (LAB)
  • NURS 3106 – FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING CARE
  • NURS 310L – FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING CARE (CLINICAL)
  • NURS 3124 – APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY
  • NURS 3133 – PSYCHIATRIC NURSING
  • NURS 313L – PSYCHIATRIC NURSING (CLINICAL)
  • NURS 3144 – MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING I
  • NURS 314L – MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING I (CLINICAL)
  • NURS 3153 – RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE
  • NURS 3223 – ESSENTIALS OF PATHOPYSIOLOGY
  • NURS 4204 – MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING II
  • NURS 420L – MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING II (CLINICAL)
  • NURS 4212 – CARE OF THE CHILDBEARING FAMILY
  • NURS 421L – CARE OF THE CHILDBEARING (CLINICAL)
  • NURS 4314 – COMMUNITY NURSING AND CARE OF THE AGGREGATE
  • NURS 431L – COMMUNITY NURSING AND CARE OF THE AGGREGATE (CLINICAL)
  • NURS 4322 – PEDIATRIC NURSING
  • NURS 432L – PEDIATRIC NURSING (CLINICAL)
  • NURS 4332 – QUALITY AND SAFETY
  • NURS 4243 – TRANSITION INTO PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE
  • NURS 424L – TRANSITION INTO PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE (CLINICAL)

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