rasmussen.edu | 888-5-RASMUSSEN SCHOOL OF NURSING 74 ALL CONTENT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY ADDENDUM Bachelor of Science in Nursing | STANDARD ENTRANCE ACCELERATED BSN (A-BSN) Knowledge Credit Self-Directed Assessment Available Bachelor of Science Degree CAREER OPPORTUNITIES • Hospitals • Clinical Practice • Administration • Nursing Education • Nursing Leadership OBJECTIVE This program prepares the graduate as a nurse adhering to the American Nurses Association (ANA) Scope and Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. Students develop a professional identity as advocates, leaders, and innovators grounded in a sense of inquiry and commitment to lifelong learning. Knowledge provided by a liberal education, integrated with nursing principles, serves as a foundation for the development of clinical reasoning, scaffolding into the application of clinical judgment and evidence-based practice. Graduates are prepared to collaborate with interprofessional teams and promote excellence through cost-effective, accessible, multidimensional care in a rapidly changing, multicultural, global environment. Emphasis is placed on the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health as graduates prepare to practice among communities of interest. The innovative, outcomes-based, laddered curricular framework aligns with the Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) Competencies, National League for Nursing (NLN) Education Competencies, and American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice. The program is differentiated by relevant, contemporary curricular design and innovative courses, including the choice of nursing electives. Prelicensure graduates are academically prepared for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCLEX-RN® examination. Passing the NCLEX-RN exam is one of the requirements for obtaining licensure as a registered nurse. ACCEPTANCE REQUIREMENTS A student is eligible to enroll in the Standard Entrance A-BSN when they have not yet attended university, have taken university courses but do not have a degree, or have an associate’s degree only. Entrants must complete the following steps in order to be deemed eligible for admission: 1. Entrants must achieve a score on the School of Nursing Entrance Exam that is acceptable for admission to the School of Nursing per the School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences Entrance Exam policy. 2. In addition to the Application, Enrollment and Acceptance Requirements, entrants who have successfully completed the School of Nursing Entrance Exam must complete the following programmatic specific Acceptance Requirements: • Health physical and proof of immunizations in accordance with the School of Nursing Undergraduate Student Handbook • Criminal background screening • Current Basic Life Saving and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification with Defibrillator. A valid certification is defined in the School of Nursing Undergraduate Student Handbook. • The School of Nursing Orientation • Any additional program-specific requirements as specified at the time of enrollment • Entrants with prior college credits will receive a transcript evaluation during the admissions process Entrants will receive written communication from the University confirming acceptance once all acceptance requirements have been met. GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES Lower Division English Composition (Required course) 4 ENC1101 English Composition+ Communication (Required course) 4 SPC2017 Oral Communication+ Humanities (Select 2 courses) 8 Math / Natural Sciences (Required courses) 26 BSC2087C Human Anatomy and Physiology I BSC2089C Human Anatomy and Physiology II MAT1222 Algebra+ MCB2340C General Microbiology CHM1100C General Chemistry HUN2000 Human Nutrition Social Sciences (Required courses) 8 DEP2004 Human Growth and Development PSY1012 General Psychology+ Upper Division Communication (Select 1 course)+ 4 Humanities (Select 2 courses)+ 8 Math / Natural Sciences (Required course) 4 STA3215 Inferential Statistics and Analytics+ Social Sciences (Select 2 courses)+ 8 See page 98 for General Education Course Selections.