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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing B.S.N

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree
WellStar College of Health and Human Services, Baccalaureate Nursing Program
(770) 423-6061

The purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing is to prepare graduates for generalist nursing practice. Graduates will be prepared to practice with patients including individuals, families, groups, and populations across the lifespan and across the continuum of healthcare environments. Upon completion of this program graduates will:

  1. Synthesize knowledge from a liberal education including social science, natural science, nursing science, and the art and ethics of caring as a foundation for providing holistic nursing care.
  2. Implement competent, patient-centered care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations along the health-illness continuum and throughout the lifespan within multicultural environments.
  3. Utilize leadership skills to critically examine and continuously improve healthcare delivery systems, with emphasis on safety, quality, and fiscal responsibility.
  4. Analyze current research and apply conceptual/theoretical models for translating evidence into clinical practice.
  5. Apply knowledge and skills in information management and patient care technology in the delivery of quality patient care.
  6. Identify the significance of local, state, national, and global healthcare policies including financial and regulatory environments.
  7. Demonstrate effective communication skills with an interdisciplinary healthcare team including collaboration, negotiation, and conflict management.
  8. Employ principles of health promotion, and disease/injury prevention in providing care to individuals and populations.
  9. Assume responsibility and accountability for professionalism, including lifelong learning, and the inherent values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity and social justice in the practice of nursing.

General Education (43 Credit Hours)

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University-Wide Fitness For Living Requirement (3 Credit Hours)

Pre-Licensure Students

Program Total (123 Credit Hours)

RN-BSN-Registered Nurse Concentration

Upper Division Major Requirements (60 Credit Hours)


*Upon successful completion of NURS 3320, NURS 3309, NURS 3303, BIOL 3317, & PSYC 3305, the RN-BSN student will be awarded credit, in accordance with the Georgia RN-BSN Articulation Plan, for the following courses:

Total: (27 Credit Hours)

RN Students Note:

Upon being awarded 27 credit hours for completion of NURS 3320, RN Students will be required to complete the following courses in the BSN Curriculum:

Total: (21 Credit Hours)

Program Total (123 Credit Hours)

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