September 2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
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September 2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Nursing-Minneapolis (BSNMN) - LPN and Paramedic Option

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

Program Description

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.

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.

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, 
  3.  populations, and communities.
  4.  Incorporate levels of prevention in providing care to diverse populations across the lifespan.
  5.  Critically analyze information to make defensible nursing judgments, and utilize evidence-based practice and health policy in providing patient care.
  6.  Provide culturally competent care.
  7.  Utilize the nursing process to provide competent, safe, and holistic care that encompasses the physical, psychological, developmental, sociocultural, and
  8.  spiritual dimensions of patients across the lifespan.
  9.  Demonstrate effective verbal, written, and group communication skills.
  10.  Demonstrate ethical practice individually and within an interdisciplinary healthcare environment.
  11.  Demonstrate a commitment to the role of the professional nurse.
  12.  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.

BSN- LPN and Paramedic Option 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.

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.

Required Courses in Nursing

All courses, 48.00 semester credit hours, are required.

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

Transfer Credits in Nursing

Students at the Minneapolis campus, will receive a minimum of 23.00 semester credit hours of block transfer credit for their LPN or Paramedic license. Additional transfer credits may be considered for general education, programmatic support and non-clinical nursing courses on a course-by-course basis.

Nursing Program Support Courses

11.00 semester credit hours are required.

Specialty General Education Courses

The following general education and nursing support 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
  • 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.

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 English Composition or Literature

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in General Chemistry with Lab

9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity)

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

6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social or Behavioral Science +

*    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.

+   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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