Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Baccalaureate nursing education provides a broad foundation in the sciences and liberal arts necessary for preparing professional nurses who are capable of practicing in a competent and responsible fashion as informed citizens in a global society.
Graduates of the baccalaureate nursing program are expected to embody the professional identify of the nurse and to demonstrate competencies consistent with being a critical thinker; a culturally sensitive individual; a knowledgeable care coordinator who embraces and uses technology effectively; an effective communicator; an accountable leader and manager who understands the regulatory environments that affect professional nursing; and a competent care provider who is prepared to practice to the full capacity of the professional nurse role in diverse care environments.
Baccalaureate graduates partner with individuals, families, communities, and populations in attaining mutually established health goals and in facilitating their highest level of functioning and the maximization of their health potential. Baccalaureate nursing education must prepare graduates to be in the forefront of patient care quality and safety and to design and develop more efficient approaches to the delivery of health care services as full partners on the healthcare team.
Acceptance into the nursing program requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and a minimum pre-nursing GPA of 2.7.
The B.S. in nursing degree requires a total of 120 credit hours which include 26 - 28 credit hours of Anatomy and Physiology I and II (PHSL P261 and PHSL P262), Chemistry (C110), English Composition (W131), Math (M100), Psychology I or II, (P101 or P102) and Sociology (S161).
Anatomy and Physiology I and II (PHSL P261 and PHSL P262), Chemistry (C110), Microbiology (M200) and Statistics (K300) must be completed in the last 7 years.
Offers of admission are mailed in early June.
Most of the clinical sites where Indiana University Northwest School of Nursing students complete their hands-on clinical experiences (such as hospitals, clinics, and other agencies) require a national background check before students can be placed in their organization. Based on the requirements of these agencies, as well as state and federal regulations, all students in the School of Nursing must undergo a national background check prior to admission and annually thereafter.
Indiana University Northwest School of Nursing has selected CastleBranch.com to complete these background checks. The results of a student's background check may impact his or her admission status in the School of Nursing, preclude students from attending clinical, and/or affect ability to obtain licensure as a registered nurse (RN) in the state of Indiana and other states.
Per the School of Nursing's clinical affiliations, all background checks that are other than negative will be sent to the student's clinical agency/agencies for review. If a clinical agency refuses to allow a student to participate in a clinical at the agency, the student may not be allowed to progress in the nursing program.
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