B.S.N Degree in Nursing


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92 hours

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.

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  • BIOL-1013 Principles of Biology I
  • 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 I


  • MATH-1213 College Algebra


  • BIOL-2913 Biostatistics  


  • MATH-2913 Statistical Methods


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


  • 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 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 and Evidence Based Practice

**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.