Baccalaureate of Science Nursing, BS
The BSN completion program is a four-semester program with one clinical rotation course which combines work in an agency (your current agency if employed can be used) with online coursework and discussion about your work within the field.
1. Students will demonstrate competencies based on professional standards to assume the role of professional nurse as well as prepare for career advancement to include (if applicable) graduate studies.
2. Students will apply the nursing process in providing evidence-based, culturally sensitive care to promote health and adaptation of individuals, families, groups and communities.
3. Students will demonstrate clinical reasoning skills using the nursing process to engage in safe and professional nursing practices.
4. Students will employ effective communication skills when interacting with patients, families, members of the community, and members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
Measuring success of the workplace-based learning experience is a two-fold process. NCSC faculty and deans have the primary responsibility to:
1. Hold students accountable for their attendance, behavior, professionalism both on campus and during their practicum rotation.
2. Vet and select partners that will offer our students the safest, most learning rich environment specific to each student's goals and interest.
To assess the success of this two way level or responsibility both student and practicum instructors/facilities have a standardized mid term and end of term evaluation form to complete.
Additionally, all have the ability to contact the Dean/Director of Nursing to address any urgent issues. Finally, in terms of learning outcome assessment, each student is evaluated at least two times within a practicum rotation to assess their achievement of the professional nursing knowledge, skills, and behaviors appropriate to a baccalaureate degree trained nurse. These elements include but are not limited to evaluations of: Professionalism, safety practices, the commitment to professional currency in the field, communication and teamwork.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Interest Form
Please fill out the form below and we will contact you with more information about the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
This form will be used to collect the contact information from nurses who wish to explore receiving their bachelor of nursing degree from NC State.
RNUR 3010 - Professional Nursing Practice
The course introduces the student to the theoretical framework of the NCSC BSN program, which focuses on servant leadership and interpersonal connectedness in the changing healthcare landscape. The course integrates the practice of empathetic communication while exploring the transition and role of the professional nurse, addressing theory and standards of professional practice, contemporary issues in nursing, and legal and ethical considerations for the registered nurse in healthcare practice.
RNUR 3020 - Health Assessment and Promotion
This course reviews and further develops the fundamental skills for meaningful communication and assessment skills needed to draw inferences from collected data and identify health promotion interventions for health issues. Specific skills for the nurse to communicate attention to the 'whole' patient and conveying a sense of true caring will be discussed, practiced, and evaluated.
SOCY 2010 - Cultural Diversity and Racism
Sociological exploration of American racial and ethnic groups. Emphasis placed on the social construction of race and ethnicity, patterns of intergroup contact. Historical comparative analysis of selected groups with emphasis on economic, political and structural inequalities. Please note outcomes are written to OBR standards using OBR language. Ohio Articulation Number OSS 050 Race and Ethnicity . This course also meets the requirements for OTM in Social and Behavioral Sciences TMSBS.
RNUR 3030 - Health Informatics
This course offers an examination of the information technology applications to support nursing practice and the clinical information systems utilized in health care. The focus will include how these processes impact patient safety and healthcare outcomes. The course will also examine how to bridge the disconnection caused by computer charting during patient interaction.
RNUR 3040 - Community Health Nursing
This course focuses on nursing practice as it applies to systems within a community; addressing health promotion, injury and disease prevention, and mass casualty disaster's impact on populations. Additionally, this course requires students to examine, analyze, and offer reflection on the nurse's leadership role in the community in light of changing dynamics in health care.
RNUR 4010 - Evidence-Based Nursing Practice
In this course students study the concepts of evidence-based practice which include client collaboration, integration of qualitative and quantitative research, and the evaluation of findings to improve health outcomes. Students will apply published research to an identified practice issue.
RNUR 4020 - Interprofessional Concepts
The course provides an exploration of the interprofessional collaboration in healthcare systems, including creating a culture of safety to improve client outcomes. Skills for openness of communication, conflict resolution, leadership and management as well as self-reflection will be further practiced.
ENGL 1030 - English Composition II
This is a course in argument and research writing. Students read issue-based works and write summaries, responses, and an argument and research paper. Students learn to organize research projects, find and evaluate sources, incorporate ideas and quotations from sources, document their sources in MLA and APA style, analyze and use argumentative strategies and persuasive appeals, and prepare and revise effective, coherent papers. (OTM for Second Writing Course TME002)
RNUR 4030 - Diversity in Nursing and Health Care
This course explores the concepts and techniques for providing culturally sensitive nursing care. Examines the perceptions of health and illness and the impact of these for members of differing sociocultural populations. Specific skills and techniques used to communicate openness, curiosity, respect, and affirmation of differences will be taught, practiced, and subject to self-reflection.
PSYC 2050 - Abnormal Psychology
This course will examine the definition, classification, origin, and treatment of abnormal behavior. Categories of disorders discussed will include personality, anxiety, mood, somatoform, dissociative, sexual, psychotic, developmental- related and addictive disorders. Research methodology in abnormal psychology, historical perspective, the assessment process, ethical issues and use of the DSM will also be emphasized. Please note outcomes are written to ODHE (Ohio Department of Higher Education) standards using ODHE language. Ohio Articulation Number OSS017.
PHIL 1010 - Western Philosophy
This course involves an examination of the great philosophical ideas that have shaped the development of Western Civilization. These ideas include those promoted during the ancient Greek period of Western development, the early Christian era, the Protestant Reformation, the Enlightenment, the Nineteenth Century, the Modern Age, the Age of Existentialism, the Postmodern era, and the Age of Recovery. The philosophers covered include Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, St. Paul, Augustine, Occam, Aquinas, Erasmus, Luther, Descartes, Hobbes, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Feuerbach, Marx, Emerson, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Bergson, Dewey, Heidegger, Sartre, Camus, Teilhard, Habermas, Pera, Guardini, Zizek, and Ratzinger. This course meets the requirements for OTM Arts and Humanities TMAH and also TAG# OAH405.
COMM 1010 - Speech
This course involves instruction and experience in giving a presentation. Students are taught the principles of speech content and delivery so that they can effectively participate in a variety of practical speaking situations. Presentations will include the informative speech, persuasive speech, visual aid/demonstration speech, impromptu speech, and group presentation. (OTM for Oral Communication TMCOM and TAG# OCM013)
RNUR 4040 - Leadership in Nursing
The course provides an exploration and application of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of leadership and management principles as applied to nursing practice in healthcare organizations. This course includes 'real world' practice of leadership in a clinical setting with weekly instructor facilitated sessions for student-to-student interaction. This course also includes practicum hours (105) to be completed in an approved healthcare setting.
Professional Interest Electives
HLTH 1010 - Legal & Ethical Aspects of Health Care
This course introduces concepts of ethics and along with the structure and function of the American legal system. Students will explore a variety of legal and ethical issues that arise in health care settings. Emphasis is placed on providing quality patient care, reducing liability risks and maintaining confidentiality of patient information. The course meets the outcomes required for OHL021- Legal Aspects (Healthcare Privacy, Confidentiality, Legal and Ethical Issues) and the requirements for CTHIM002.
HMSV 1190 - Death and Dying
Course Description: This course will focus on why and how people experience loss, death and grief. We will investigate the ideas of Kubler-Ross and others and expand our exploration to include the Eastern and Judeo-Christian perspectives. In addition, we will consider a variety of sources of grief (death, divorce, alcoholism, birth of a handicapped child, life-threatening illnesses, etc.) and how people react to such events
COMM 2070 - Intercultural Communication
Course explores the dynamic role intercultural communication plays in today's ever complex and changing world. Intercultural communication will be viewed through the lenses of individual, interpersonal, organizational, and societal/cultural perspectives to help students understand the context of both their own behavior and the behavior of others. (This course may NOT be substituted for COMM 1010 - Speech ). Semesters Available: Based on need.
PHIL 1110 - Ethics
This course involves an examination of several ethical theories, including ethical relativism, utilitarianism, virtue ethics, social contract ethics, theological ethics, and rational ethics. Subjects covered may include the ethics of nuclear war, the ethics of suicide, ethical issues in abortion, the ethics of euthanasia, ethical issues in genetic engineering, sexual ethics, racism and sexism, capital punishment, ethics and the environment and so on. This course meets the requirements for OTM Arts and Humanities TMAH and slso TAG# OAH046.
BUSM 1010 - Introduction to Business and Entrepreneurship
In this course the student is exposed to a broad view of the business enterprise. Special emphasis is placed upon the role and importance of entrepreneurship and small-business management. The student will gain insight into the necessity and mutual interdependence of such key business functions as management, human resources, operations and quality, marketing, accounting, and finance. Additionally, the topics of globalization and economics are introduced. Throughout this course, the student will gain extensive experience in problem solving by means of applying basic business math skills to typical business scenarios.
BUSM 2030 - Human Resource Management
Human resource management investigates a variety of functions considered essential to the personnel function of institutions, including legal compliance, job analysis, recruiting, selection, motivation, training, evaluation, compensation, and employee relations/labor relations. A key component of the course is the practical application of HR concepts to a small/medium sized business scenario.
BUSM 1030 - Supervision
This course is an introduction to the supervisor's role in management. Challenges for supervisors include: planning and problem solving; organizing, staffing, training; leading; and working with individuals and teams along with controlling costs and improving results. Supervision provides a basic understanding of the new role requirements in business organizations. A strong focus of this class is application of sound supervisory principals through role-plays and hands-on practice with real-world scenarios.
BUSM 1050 - Management
A study of the principles and practices relating to the successful management of modern business. Topics include planning, organizing, designing, and decision making. Ethics and organizational change are also covered. Cases are used to provide practice in the application of management concepts.
BUSM 1170 - Business Communications
This course introduces foundational business communication principles and practices. Students will learn to analyze different communication situations; to plan and design oral and written communications; to communicate effectively using appropriate formats, styles, and technologies; and to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills in order to achieve desired communication objectives. (TAG# OBU005)