May 2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
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May 2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSNNO)

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(Please see the Herzing University Undergraduate Program Offerings by Location  chart in the catalog for a list of Herzing locations offering this program.) 

Program Description

The BSN program prepares the graduate to practice as a nurse generalist as a member of the healthcare team in a variety of settings. The program focuses on patient-centered care, teamwork, and collaboration, evidence based practice, safety, quality improvement, and informatics. The program emphasizes the use of innovative technologies and preparation for assuming leadership roles.

Program Outcomes

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

  1. Prioritize patient-centered care using clinical judgment and the nursing process.
  2. Collaborate with patients, families and team members to provide safe and culturally competent care.
  3. Integrate evidence-based practice within diverse clinical settings to deliver optimal care.
  4. Minimize risk of harm to patients and providers through both systems effectiveness and individual performance.
  5. Use informational technology to communicate, mitigate error, support decision making, and manage patient care.
  6. Evaluate quality improvement processes to enhance patient outcomes.
  7. Integrate professionalism and advanced leadership skills within the interdisciplinary healthcare environment.
  8. Analyze national and global policies, legislative concepts, and economics to address population outcomes.

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.

Third Party Testing

Assessment and remediation are critical components of nursing education. Students in the nursing program may be required to take third-party, standardized exams in an electronic format throughout the curriculum. These standardized tests are valid and reliable predictors of success on the NCLEX examination and provide valuable feedback concerning student strengths and weaknesses. Student learning outcome data identifies content areas that require remediation, allowing faculty to personalize student support and intervention. Courses that utilize third-party exams will incorporate the points earned on the test as a percentage of the final grade earned for the course as specified in the course syllabus.

Note: This BSN program is only available at the New Orleans location. 

Required Courses in NSG

All courses, 66.00 semester credit hours, are required.

^A dosage calculation exam is required for this course. Students unable to pass the exam will be issued an “F” for the course and will be required to repeat the course in order to satisfy program requirements. Please review the course syllabus for more information.

General Education Required Courses

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. *

12.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communication
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science (see Nursing Program Support Courses below for course requirements)
9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity)
6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics (see Nursing Program Support Courses below for course requirements)
6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social or Behavioral Science (Psychology is required)

*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 36.00 semester credit hours required in general education may be made up with general education electives from any of the listed disciplines.

Nursing Program Support Courses

16.00 semester credit hours are required.

  • The following nursing support courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (70%) or better for a student to continue in the nursing program. 

  • Semester Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Semester Credit Hours: 2.00
  • Semester Credit Hours: 3.00
  • SC 186 Chemistry  
  • MA 109 College Algebra  
  • MA 320 Statistics  

  • The following nursing support courses must be completed with a grade of “B” (80%) or better. Only two attempts are permitted for each course and a student who fails to successfully complete in the maximum attempts is subject to dismissal from the nursing program.

  • Semester Credit Hours: 4.00
  • Semester Credit Hours: 4.00

  • A student who is dropped from the nursing program for failing to achieve the minimum grade specified in the Nursing Program Support Courses, but who otherwise meets the academic standards of the University may transfer to another Herzing degree program and/or may reapply to the BSN nursing program in a future cycle.

Personal and Professional Development Courses

A minimum of 2.00 semester credit hours is required. 

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