BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING
The traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is designed to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills essential for the practice of professional nursing and to provide the basis for graduate education. The program is fully accredited by the the Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education. The first year of the program includes foundation courses in the natural, social, and behavioral sciences, and liberal arts. Each subsequent year increases the nursing content and coursework and culminates in a senior year of clinical residency in direct care clinical agencies. Clinical resources of the School include healthcare agencies in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
During clinical rotations, students are exposed to many different experiences in a variety of healthcare settings. These include the major hospitals in New Castle County as well as regional community hospitals, a variety of extended care facilities, independent living facilities, and various community-based providers who offer a range of services across the life span. Students also learn in a state-of-the-art simulation laboratory. Students graduate as nurse generalists with experiences in pediatric, maternity, psychiatric, medical-surgical, and community health nursing.
Nursing students are encouraged to participate in the university chapter of the National Student Nurses" Association and the Minority Student Nurses" Organization. Students who have earned recognition for superior academic achievement may be invited for membership in Beta Xi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing. Qualified students may participate in the University's Honors, undergraduate research, and the Degree with Distinction programs. Research opportunities are available to all undergraduates.
DEGREE: BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING
Critical Reading and Writing
(minimum grade C-)
This course also can be used in the breadth or major requirements. (NURS235 meets this requirement.)
ADDITIONAL BREADTH REQUIREMENTS
Social and Behavioral Science An additional 6 credits are required in the Social and Behavioral Science category. (may include LIfepsan Development (HDFS201) and General Psychology (PSYC100)
*Each student is required to take a minimum of 6 credits and allowed a maximum of 9 credits of NURS 411/NURS 412/NURS 413/NURS414
After required courses are completed, sufficient elective credits must be taken to meet the minimum credits required for the degree.
CREDITS TO TOTAL A MINIMUM OF
Many nursing courses are offered once each academic year. Students must complete selected required lower division courses before enrolling in upper division nursing courses. Nursing courses must be taken in sequence unless otherwise specified.
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