September 2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 19, 2018  
September 2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) - Accelerated BSN Option - Brookfield, Kenosha and Madison


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(Please see the Undergraduate Program Offerings by Campus chart in the catalog or on the Herzing Website at www.herzing.edu/career-programs/downloads for a list of Herzing campuses offering this program.)

Program Description

This accelerated bachelor’s degree in nursing program is designed for those holding bachelor’s or master’s degrees in other fields who want to become a bachelor-prepared registered nurse (BSN). The program is designed to facilitate a career change to prepare the generalist nurse with a focus on practice which is holistic, caring, safe, quality, and evidence-based client/patient care.

The baccalaureate nurse generalist assumes the role of provider of direct and indirect care, designer, coordinator, and manager of care, and has membership in the profession as an advocate for clients/patients and the professions (AACN, 2008).

The support courses and core nursing courses build on each other and are integrated throughout the curriculum. 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.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of their program, the student should be able to:

  1. Practice using caring, compassionate, culturally competent, and evidence-based practices in the roles of the baccalaureate nurse using the nursing process to provide patient/client-centered care in a variety of healthcare settings.
  2. Use a broad base of techniques to communicate effectively with clients, families, healthcare teams, and communities.
  3. Use critical thinking and decision making, local, state, national, and global policies, legislative concepts, and healthcare economics to effect quality healthcare and the evolving healthcare system.
  4. Integrate knowledge and skills in nursing leadership and management, quality improvement, and patient safety, as required, to provide healthcare.
  5. Integrate knowledge and skills to promote health and prevent disease across the lifespan and the continuum of healthcare environments.
  6. Practice professionalism, including the inherent values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice.
  7. Formulate a professional ethic that includes lifelong learning and continuous professional development in an ever-evolving healthcare environment.
  8. 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.

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, including transfer credit from previous bachelor’s degree.

Accelerated Pre-Licensure Program Option: Required Courses in Nursing


A minimum of 67.00 semester credit hours is required.

Transfer Credits for General Education and Open Electives


Students enrolling in the Accelerated BSN option at the Brookfield, Kenosha, and Madison campuses will receive block transfer credit for coursework completed in their previous degree. A minimum of 34.00 semester credit hours of general education and open elective credits will be awarded from a previously earned bachelor’s degree. Additional transfer credits may be considered for the programmatic support and non-clinical nursing courses on a course-by-course basis.   

Students at the Atlanta and Akron campuses may not enroll in the Accelerated Option, but they may enroll in the standard BSN option and will receive transfer credits on a course-by-course basis for the general education, programmatic support and non-clinical nursing courses.

 

Nursing Program Support Courses


19.00 semester credit hours are required.

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