September 2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
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September 2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Nursing-Minneapolis (BSNMN)

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(Please see the Undergraduate Program Offerings by Campus  chart in the catalog or on the Herzing Website at for a list of Herzing campuses offering this program.)

This comprehensive Bachelor of Science degree in nursing curriculum focuses on health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention, illness, and disease management throughout the lifespan and includes information about healthcare technologies using evidence-based practice. The liberal arts education core provides a strong foundation for developing clinical judgment and critical thinking skills required in professional nursing.

This BSN program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing (MBON) and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The BSN program prepares students to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) upon completion of the program. Graduates who successfully pass this national examination will be qualified to practice as registered nurses in the state in which they took the examination and will also be qualified to apply for licensure in all 50 states.

Students will begin the program by taking general education courses the first semester. The following semesters, the general education and nursing courses will build on each other and will be integrated throughout the program. Theoretical instruction is integrated with clinical experience in a variety of healthcare settings in order to provide a broad, holistic, and reality-based understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a professional nurse.

Utilizing The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice as a framework, graduates will be primary providers of direct and indirect care in many different settings, including acute care, chronic care, and public health. In providing care, nurses will also serve as patient advocates and educators. The focus of care may be an individual, a group, or a specific population. Graduates will also be prepared to assume first-line management positions.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Utilize theoretical foundations from the liberal arts to support nursing practice.
  2. Practice in roles appropriate for the baccalaureate nurse generalist in providing, designing, managing, and coordinating care for individuals, families, populations, and communities.
  3. Incorporate levels of prevention in providing care to diverse populations across the lifespan.
  4. Critically analyze information to make defensible nursing judgments, and utilize evidence-based practice and health policy in providing patient care.
  5. Provide culturally competent care.
  6. Utilize the nursing process to provide competent, safe, and holistic care that encompasses the physical, psychological, developmental, sociocultural, and spiritual dimensions of patients across the lifespan.
  7. Demonstrate effective verbal, written, and group communication skills.
  8. Demonstrate ethical practice individually and within an interdisciplinary healthcare environment.
  9. Demonstrate a commitment to the role of the professional nurse.
  10. Think critically at a conceptual level and by using mathematical analysis as well as the scientific method, write and speak effectively, use basic computer applications, and understand human behavior in the context of the greater society in a culturally diverse world.

Special Admission Requirements

Please refer to the “Undergraduate Nursing Admission Requirements” policy in the Admissions Information section of this catalog for nursing program admission requirements.

Potential Occupational Titles

Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, registered nurse.

Program Content

A minimum of 120.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.

Required Courses in Nursing

All courses, 71.00 semester credit hours, are required.

LPN Advancement Plan

NM 171  is required for any student entering through the LPN Advancement Plan. Core courses that are identified with an (*) are fulfilled through transfer of credit from previous courses in the student’s PN program.

Nursing Program Support Courses

11.00 semester credit hours are required.

General Education Prerequisites

The following general education prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (70%) for a student to be continued in the nursing program.

  • Anatomy and Physiology With Lab
  • Microbiology
  • College Algebra and Statistics
  • Chemistry

All other general education courses must be passed with a grade of “D” or better to be continued in the nursing program.

A student who is dropped from the nursing program for failing to achieve the minimum grade specified in the general education courses but who otherwise meets the academic standards of the University may transfer to another Herzing degree program and/or may reapply to the nursing program in a future cycle.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this bachelor’s degree must complete a minimum of 36.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. A minimum of 9.00 semester credit hours must be upper level (300- to 400-level courses). Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for Herzing University courses that would satisfy these requirements. *

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Cultural Diversity

6.00 Semester Credit Hours in English Composition or Literature

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in General Chemistry With Lab

6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities

3.00 Semester Credit Hour in Information Literacy

6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics (College Algebra and Statistics)

6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social or Behavioral Science **

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Speech

*  Transfer students may transfer courses that are within 1.00 semester credit hour of the courses listed above to meet these discipline requirements. Any resulting deficiency in the total of 47.00 semester credit hours required in general education may be made up with general education electives from any of the listed disciplines.

** Students must take PS 101 Psychology to fulfill this requirement

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours are required.

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