2021-2022 College Catalog 
  
    Oct 17, 2021  
2021-2022 College Catalog

Nursing - Traditional Pre-licensure BSN Option (3.5 Years), BSN


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Chairperson, Department of Nursing - Nicole Custer, PhD, RN, CCRN-K

BSN Program Coordinator - Sue Clark, MSN, RN

Upon completion of the Pre-licensure Program, graduates will be prepared to give professional nursing care in a variety of health care settings, apply for master degree level study in nursing, and serve as leaders in society.

 

The following end of program student learning outcomes will be achieved by Mount Aloysius College Pre-licensure program graduates:

  1. Patient-Family Centered Care - Recognize the patient and family as a full partner in providing coordinated, compassionate, age- and culturally-appropriate care.
  2. Teamwork and Collaboration - Function effectively as a member of the interdisciplinary team fostering interprofessional and intraprofessional communication, mutual respect, and shared decision making to provide coordinated quality care.
  3. Evidence-Based Practice - Evaluate and integrate current research and evidence with clinical expertise in the delivery of quality healthcare and the improvement of health care processes and outcomes.
  4. Informatics - Employ information systems to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making.
  5. Quality Improvement - Evaluate outcome data of patient care processes and employ improvement methods to improve the quality and safety of health care.
  6. Safety - Anticipate and minimize risk of harm to patients and other healthcare providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance.
  7. Professionalism - Demonstrate the values, ethics, and legal standards of the nursing profession; responsibility and accountability for own behaviors and decisions; and competent performance in nursing practice to ensure quality patient-centered care.

 

Admission Requirements

This is a highly competetive program and due to a limited number of seats, not all students who meet minimal requirements for acceptance may be awarded a seat in the program. The student’s cumulative GPA and cumulative science GPA will be used to determine matriculation into the program. Students who meet the following criteria will be considered for matriculation into the traditional BSN option on a space-available basis.

 

 First Time College Students:

  1. Demonstrate a minimum 2.5 CGPA on post-secondary education as verified by official transcript by time of matriculation into first nursing course;
  2. Completion of 60 credit hours of the general education curriculum by time of matriculation into first nursing course;
  3. Demonstrate achievement of a composite score of 59% on the designated pre-entrance nursing exam (ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills - TEAS). The student has a maximum of two attempts on the exam to achieve a satisfactory score. Students who achieve a CGPA of 2.5 or better in the pre-requisite science courses will be waived from the TEAS exam;
  4. Completion of math remediation is required based on TEAS Math Sub score of <60%, must complete NursingABC MAT091;
  5. Completion of all pre-requisite science courses with a minimum C grade; and
  6. Demonstrate a CGPA of 2.3 in the pre-requisite science courses.

 

Transfer Students:

Note: Transfer student applicants must apply for admission for the Fall semester no later than January 15.

  1. Demonstrate a minimum 2.5 CGPA on post-secondary education as verified by official transcript by time of matriculation into first nursing course;
  2. Completion of 60 credit hours of the general education curriculum by time of matriculation into first nursing course*;
  3. Demonstrate achievement of a composite score of 59% on the designated pre-entrance nursing exam (ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills - TEAS). The student has a maximum of two attempts on the exam to achieve a satisfactory score. Students who achieve a CGPA of 2.5 or better in the pre-requisite science courses will be waived from the TEAS exam;
  4. Completion of math remediation is required based on TEAS Math Sub score of <60%, must complete NursingABC MAT091;
  5. Completion of all pre-requisite science courses with a minimum C grade; and
  6. Demonstrate a CGPA of 2.3 in the pre-requisite science courses.

*Transfer credits will only be accepted from regionally-accredited colleges. Credits earned will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. The course must be comparable to the one offered by Mount Aloysius College. Any course work that has been completed seven (7) or more years previously may or may not be accepted as transfer credits.

 

Post-Baccalaureate Students:

Note: Post-baccalaureate applicants must apply for admission for the Fall semester no later than January 15.

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  2. Demonstrate a minimum 2.5 CGPA on post-secondary education as verified by official transcript by time of matriculation into first nursing course;
  3. Demonstrate achievement of a composite score of 59% on the designated pre-entrance nursing exam (ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills - TEAS). The student has a maximum of two attempts on the exam to achieve a satisfactory score. Students who achieve a CGPA of 2.5 or better in the pre-requisite science courses will be waived from the TEAS exam;
  4. Completion of math remediation is required based on TEAS Math Sub score of <60%, must complete NursingABC MAT091;
  5. Completion of CHEM 100, BIOL/NUR 112, BIOL 201, BIOL 202, BIOL 210 with a minimum C grade; and
  6. Demonstrate a CGPA of 2.3 in the science courses.

 

Graduation Requirements

To graduate, students must complete all general education requirements (listed in the current College Catalog) for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree.

The student must complete the degree within six (6) years of starting the first nursing course.

Students must complete their final thirty (30) semester hours at Mount Aloysius College.

Core Course Requirements


Communication/Writing


Upper-Division Literature


  • ENGL: 300/400 3 Credits

Art/English/Music/Theatre


  • ART, ENGL, MUSC, THEA 3 Credits

History/Political Science


  • HIST or PLSC 3 Credits

Science


Religious Studies/Philosophy


  • RLST or PHIL 3 Credits

and

Cultural Diversity


Integrated Discipline Capping


Total Credits in Core: 40 Credits


Total Credits in Major: 60 Credits


(Includes 6 credits in the core)

Other Required Coursework


Total Credits in Other Required Coursework: 15 Credits


Total Credits for Free Electives: 5 Credits


Total Credits for Degree: 120 Credits


*Must have a minimum “C” grade

**Must have a minimum 75%

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