Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Susan Draine, Ed.D., R.N., Director
Olivet’s School of Graduate and Continuing Studies offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program for registered nurses who have earned either an associate’s degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing and desire to advance their personal and professional goals. The bachelor’s degree is required for graduate study and is helpful for career advancement. The BSN is a degree-completion track program that focuses on the health continuum across the lifespan of clients, including individuals, families, and communities.
Through a carefully designed sequence of learning experiences, classroom instruction, homework, and discussion boards, learners develop individual and team skills and focus on applying their knowledge and skills in their practice setting. The BSN curriculum is designed with value placed upon the previous learning and professional experiences of the RN student.
The curriculum of the program is designed to build upon previous learning and professional experiences of the student. The program provides an integrated educational experience consisting of a foundation of liberal arts/general education content areas relevant to the learners’ major field.
The University strives to provide a degree program that requires mastery of learning outcomes and is designed to produce spiritual, personal and professional growth. The curriculum is based on the Olivet Nazarene University Department of Nursing's mission philosophy and conceptual framework.
BIBL 310 - Biblical Hermeneutics
NRSG 102 - BSN Informatics Training
301 - Introduction to Informatics and Baccalaureate Nursing
326 - Community Health Nursing
342 - Transcultural Nursing
355 - Health Assessment/Pathophysiology
395 - Nursing Research
436 - The Global Community
441 - Advanced Adult Health Nursing
445 - Families in Crisis
463 - Leadership/Management in Nursing
470 - Issues in Health Care, Law, and Ethics
THEO 400 - Faith and Contemporary Issues
Required Supporting Courses:
BIOL 246 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
247 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
356 - Microbiology
CHM 105 - Basic Concepts of Chemistry
GNS 312 - Strategies for Student Success
MTH 116 - Statistics
PSYC 200 - Lifespan Human Development
SOCY 120 - Intro to Sociology
A minimum grade of B- is required in GNS 312 in order to continue in the program. NRSG 102 must be successfully completed two weeks before beginning NRSG 301. A course may be repeated once with permission from the Director of Nursing. In order to progress to the next Nursing level (from 300 to 400 level courses), learners must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher in each course of the Nursing major and in MTH 116. A cumulative grade point average of 2.75 is required to progress in the Nursing courses and to graduate with the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
Transfer of Credit Policy
A maximum of 82 semester hours (or equivalent quarter hours) may be accepted from community/junior colleges as transfer credit to the BSN degree-completion program at Olivet. Only courses with a grade of C- or above are eligible for transfer consideration. Students who have not completed the six-hour Christianity core general education requirement prior to entering the BSN program must take Olivet's BIBL 310 - Biblical Hermeneutics and THEO 400 - Faith and Contemporary Issues as part of the packaged program.