School of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program replaced the Associate of Arts in Nursing on the St. Thomas campus and the first students graduated with a BSN in 1986. The program was initially accredited by the National League for Nursing in 1987 and has maintained continuous accreditation since this time.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (B.S.N.) is designed to prepare professional nurses to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care. Graduates are prepared to utilize a variety of roles in a multiplicity of settings for clients with minimal deficits requiring health promotion and for those with maximal health deficits. Graduates of the B.S.N. program are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN examination for licensure as registered nurses. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., 3343 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500, Atlanta GA, 30326, (404) 975-5000; Fax (404) 975-5020.
Applicants intending to study nursing are expected to have completed a college preparatory program in high school which includes four years of English or the equivalent, two years of algebra or one year of plane geometry and one year of algebra, one year of biology and one year of another science, preferably general chemistry. A course in physics is desirable.
|Dean||Cheryl Franklin, DNS, RN|
|Department Chair||Cheryl Franklin, DNS, RN|
|Administrative Assistant||Anne-Merrie Hendrickson|