B.S.N. Degree in Nursing

Overview

An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing will:

  1. Exemplify Christian principles of compassion, service, integrity and respect for the well-being of clients, peers and self.
  2. Synthesize critical thinking skills for professional nursing practice.
  3. Communicate clearly, effectively, and appropriately with clients and other health care providers to promote positive client outcomes. 
  4. Provide appropriate and safe nursing care (clinically competent) to clients.
  5. Demonstrate a leadership style consistent with academic preparation while adhering to the standards of the nursing profession.

Provide nursing care based on knowledge and appreciation of unique cultural variations.

Student must complete a minimum of 126 hours including the major, core, and minor if required. Elective hours may be needed to reach 126 hours. 

92 hours

1. 20 hours science 

  • BIOL-1013
  • BIOL-2033 - Nutrition
  • BIOL-2523 - Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL-2623 - Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIOL-2624 - Principles of Microbiology
  • CHEM-1104 - Introduction to Chemistry

2. 6 hours mathematics 

  • MATH-1213 - College Algebra
  • MATH-2913 - Statistical Methods

3. 6 hours psychology 

  • PSYC-1113 - General Psychology I
  • PSYC-3523 - Developmental Psychology

4. 60 hours nursing 

  • NURS-1011 - Introduction to Nursing
  • NURS-2003 - Health Assessment
  • NURS-2013 - Fundamentals of Nursing
  • NURS-2033 - Pharmacology
  • NURS-3013 - Pathophysiology
  • NURS-3014 - Mental Health Nursing
  • NURS-3015 - Adult Nursing I
  • NURS-3024 - Maternal-Infant Health Nursing
  • NURS-3025 - Adult Nursing II
  • NURS-3034 - Health Care Missions and Christian Service
  • NURS-4005 - Community Health Nursing
  • NURS-4011 - Capstone in Nursing
  • NURS-4015 - Child and Family Health Nursing
  • NURS-4022 - Issues and Trends in Nursing
  • NURS-4024 - Leadership and Management in Nursing
  • NURS-4025 - Adult Nursing III
  • NURS-4033 - Nursing Research

**After admittance into the nursing program, a student must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA and a 3.0 major GPA. For more information refer to the Nursing Student Handbook on Nursing Central.

Graduation with a BSN in Nursing does not guarantee licensure. Students must pass the NCLEX-RN to earn license. 

Related Careers

  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Nurse
  • Emergency
  • Critical Care
  • ICU, Cardiology
  • Home Health Care
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Neonatal
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Thoracics
  • Transplants
  • Missions

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