Nursing (B.S.N.)

Nursing (B.S.N.)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program is for individuals who have graduated from a diploma nursing school or from an associate degree program. Any student taking nursing courses in the degree completion program must be a licensed registered nurse in the state of Nebraska or a compact state.

It is recommended that applications and supporting documents be submitted by July 1 and November 1; however, applications will be accepted after those dates as long as class space is available.

See Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program pages for application requirements and supporting documents.

Licensure as a Registered Nurse

Individuals who have graduated from a diploma or an associate degree program in nursing and are awaiting the results of the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for registered nurses may be admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program on probation if they meet all admission criteria other than licensure as a registered nurse.

Upon notification by the State Bureau of Examining Boards that the NCLEX-RN has been passed, the student must notify the program director of Nursing and present a copy of the Nebraska nursing license for the nursing program’s files. At this time, the student is admitted to full status.

Upon notification by the State Bureau of Examining Boards that the NCLEX-RN has been failed, the student must notify the program director of Nursing. The student may complete the classroom portion of nursing classes in which he or she is currently enrolled. However, he or she will not be allowed to complete the clinical portion of courses in which he or she is currently enrolled, and will therefore be given a grade of Incomplete for these. The clinical component of the course must be completed within 12 months.

The student is not eligible to take further nursing courses that are open only to persons admitted to the nursing program until the NCLEX-RN has been retaken and passed. When the student receives notification that it has been passed, he or she must notify the program director of Nursing and present a copy of the Nebraska nursing license for the nursing program’s files. At this time, the student is admitted to full status and is again eligible to enroll in classes offered through the nursing program.

Failure to meet the admission requirements will cause the student to be unable to enroll in those courses that are open only to persons admitted to the nursing program.

Transfer of Credits for Associate Degree Nursing Programs

After successful completion with a grade of “C” (2.00) or above of NURS 3310 Nursing Theories and NURS 3360 Introduction to Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice, graduates of non-collegiate-based or non-state-approved associate degree nursing programs will receive 29 hours of credit for previous nursing education. Graduates of state-approved associate degree nursing programs receive 29 hours of nursing credits upon transfer.

Departments/Programs
Required Courses (32-33 hours)
Course Number Hours
NURS 3010 Professional Communication 1 hour
NURS 3050 Issues of Professional Nursing Practice 3 hours
NURS 3310 Nursing Theories 3 hours
NURS 2330 Health Assessment 3 hours
NURS 3340 Health Care Ethics 3 hours
NURS 3360 Introduction to Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice 4 hours
NURS 4400 Management and Leadership in Health Care 4 hours
NURS 4460 Community Health Nursing and
NURS 4460L Community Health Nursing Clinical
6 hours
Select one of the following:
NURS 3040 Global Health 3 hours
NURS 4960 Special Projects 1-3 hours
Required Supporting Courses (9 hours)
Course Number Hours
BIO 4700 Pathophysiology 3 hours
MATH 1300 Statistics 3 hours
Department-approved Lifespan Development Course 3 hours
General Education Requirements (39-45 hours)
Requirement Hours
English and Communications 6-9 hours
Developing Foundations 8-9 hours
Global Perspectives 6-8 hours
Western Intellectual and Religious Traditions 3 hours
U.S. Culture and Society 6 hours
Fine Arts 3 hours
Scientific Inquiry 7 hours