This track is designed for individuals with undergraduate baccalaureate degrees in other disciplines to transition into nursing. Accelerated baccalaureate programs accomplish programmatic objectives in a shorter time by building on previous learning experiences. Instruction is intense with courses offered full-time, providing students the opportunity to earn a BSN degree at JCHS in 4 semesters (16 months.) Due to the full-time demands of this program, it is strongly recommended that students not work while enrolled in the nursing courses.“Graduates of accelerated programs are prized by nurse employers who value the many layers of skill and education these graduates bring to the workplace. Employers report that these graduates are more mature, possess strong clinical skills, and are quick studies on the job.” (www.aacn.nche.edu) The curriculum is designed to integrate academic and clinical experiences across the lifespan and in a variety of acute care and community settings. Students are prepared for entry into nursing practice and will take the NCLEX-RN examination for RN licensure following graduation. All students must complete the program of study within five years of beginning the nursing courses.
Jefferson College of Health Sciences is an affiliate of Carilion Clinic, which was awarded Magnet Recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). It is the highest honor a hospital can receive for quality nursing. Carilion Clinic provides excellent opportunities for a wide variety of clinical experiences throughout the nursing program.
- Undergraduate baccalaureate degree required for admission
- Builds on previous learning experiences.
- Accomplishes programmatic objectives in a shorter time
- Integrated classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences
- Excellent preparation for entry into the profession of nursing
- Graduates are eligible to take NCLEX-RN examination for RN licensure
- Attractive financial aid options available for all students
- Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
Writing sample on the following topic:
"Please describe your motivation for pursuing a BSN degree and why you want to do so at Jefferson College of Health Sciences." Submissions should be one page or less, double spaced, 12-point font.
- Application Deadline January 31st.
Plan of Study
|Required for Admission to the Program|
|English Credits (Grammar and Composition I and II)||9|
|Prerequisites: The following MUST be completed prior to beginning Nursing Courses|
|ELE||Social Science or Humanities Elective||3|
|IDS 255||Introduction to Library Research (or evidence of equivalent coursework)||1|
|BIO 211/211L||Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BIO 212/212L||Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|PSY 238||Developmental Psychology||4|
|IDS 215||Bioethics (other ethics courses will be considered for transfer credit)||3|
|MTH 301||Statistical Methods for Healthcare||3|
|Total Prerequisite Credits:||29|
|Semester 1: Fall|
|IPE 200||Fundamentals of Teamwork||1|
|IDS 101 & 101L||Intro to Patient Care Skills*||1|
|NSG 203||Foundations for Professional Nursing Practice||3|
|NSG 255/255L||Health Assessment||3|
|NSG 320||Informatics and Technology in Health Care||3|
|Semester 2: Spring|
|IPE 300||Interprofessional Healthcare Discovery and Collaboration||1|
|NSG 350/350L||Professional Nursing Skills for ABSN||3|
|NSG 311||Nursing Process Aging and Mental Health||4|
|NSG 410||Research Applications in Healthcare||3|
|NSG 354||Nursing Process Applications for ABSN I||3|
|NSG 358 C||Clinical Practicum for ABSN I||4|
|Semester 3: Summer|
|NSG 361||Nursing Process Applications for ABSN II||3|
|NSG 368 C||Clinical Practicum for ABSN II||5|
|NSG 331||Nursing Process for Families with Children||4|
|NSG 309||Professional Nursing Practice I||1|
|Semester 4: Fall|
|IPE 400L||Interprofessional Healthcare Experiences Lab I||1|
|NSG 461||Nursing Process Applications for ABSN III||3|
|NSG 478 C||Clinical Practicum for ABSN III||4|
|NSG 475||Leadership and Health Policy in Nursing||3|
|NSG 409||Professional Nursing Practice II||1|
|NSG 421||Promoting Health in the Community||4|
|Credits from Non-Nursing Courses||36|
|Credits from Nursing Courses||57|
|Credits from Previous Degree (includes ENG credits)||29|
|TOTAL CREDITS FOR BSN||122|
Tau Phi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau InternationalBachelor of science in nursing and masters of science in nursing students at Jefferson College of Health Sciences have the opportunity to join the Tau Phi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.
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