The School of Nursing at Fayetteville State University (SON-FSU) was established in 1992 to provide baccalaureate education to registered nurses. Today, the department offers two tracks for students seeking a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing – the Generic Track and the RN to BSN completion track. Graduates of the program are nurse generalists who are prepared to function in six interrelated roles: advocate, clinician, collaborator/coordinator, educator, leader, and consumer of research.
The program holds membership in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a subsidiary of AACN. The Generic Track of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program also has full approval of the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
The educational objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program are consistent with the mission of the Department of Nursing, the mission of Fayetteville State University, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the laws, rules, and standards of the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
The four year generic track
The four year generic track is designed for students who want to be professional Registered Nurses. Upon completion of the program of study, the student will receive the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and be eligible upon recommendation of the Department Chair and approval of the Board of Nursing to take the National Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to become licensed as a Registered Nurse. The program provides a foundation for graduate education.
The nursing curriculum is composed of two components: pre-nursing and upper division nursing. The pre-nursing component is composed of a minimum of three academic semesters and one summer semester of prerequisite courses or the equivalent. The upper division comprises four academic semesters and one summer semester after admission to the upper division.
- Synthesize empirical and theoretical knowledge from nursing, the natural, social and applied sciences, and the humanities to achieve optimal health care outcomes for clients throughout the lifecycle in a variety of settings.
- Demonstrate competency in the utilization of systematic and purposeful application of the nursing process to promote the optimal health of clients throughout the life cycle in a variety of settings
- Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to provide culturally competent, patient centered care to clients throughout the lifecycle.
- Utilize the principles of economics and social justices to enhance accessibility to health care and thereby decreasing health disparities.
- Utilize critical thinking and ethical decision making to enhance quality improvement in the outcomes of patient care and the health care needs of the community.
- Integrate informatics and technological advancement into the delivery of nursing practice.
- Utilize knowledge and leadership skills to manage systems that are responsive to the health care needs of southeastern North Carolina, the state, the nation and the global society.
- Apply research findings to support evidence-based best practices in the delivery of nursing interventions to improve health care of a diverse population.