2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 21, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, RN-BSN Track, B.S.

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Admission Requirements for RN-BSN

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Admission to Fayetteville State University.
  2. Applications are accepted July 1 for August admission and November 15 for January admission.
  3. Active and unencumbered RN license.
  4. Evidence of an earned Associates Degree in Nursing or a Hospital Diploma in Nursing from an accredited program.

Admission Criteria to Pre-Nursing:

  • Overall GPA of 2.8 or higher. Having a GPA below 2.8 will not prevent a student from declaring pre-nursing in a future term, but the student must first raise his or her GPA to at least 2.8 before being eligible to declare pre-nursing as a major.

Admission Criteria to Upper Division:

  • Submission of completed application to Nursing Department
  • Successful completion of all required prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better.
  • Overall GPA of 2.75 or higher and a Math/Science GPA of 2.8 or higher.
  • A passing score on the Kaplan Nursing Entrance Exam.
  • Required health screens and immunizations.
  • Clear criminal background check and drug screens.
  • Submission of writing sample.
  • Interview with the Admission, Progression, and Retention Committee.

Program Requirements

Core Requirements: Minimum of 38 credits in the core curriculum required of all students. Students who enter as first-time freshmen must take an entering freshman and rising junior assessment to complete core requirements.

Program Admission Requirements: See Admission Requirements above.

Other Major Requirements: Grade of C or higher in upper division courses.

Graduation Requirements: All graduating seniors are required to complete the Graduating Senior Assessment after completing 90 or more semester hours (including credit by examination), but not later than the graduation semester.

University College Core Curriculum: 39 Credits

Transitional Studies - University Studies: 2 Credits

UNIV 101 -UNIV 102  required for all first time students; UNIV 110  required for transfer students with fewer than 30 transfer credits. Students do not earn credit if requirement is waived. UNIV 111  may be required based on academic performance.

Select one option from the following:

Communication Skills - Written Communication: 3 Credits

Communication Skills - Oral Communication: 3 Credits

Select one from the following:

Information Literacy: 3 Credits

Reasoning Skills - Critical Thinking: 3 Credits

Not required for students with 60+ transfer credits. Students do not earn credit if requirement is waived.

Reasoning Skills - Quantitative Reasoning: 3 Credits

MATH 121  may be required based on profile scores. Some core courses require a one-hour lab.

Select one from the following:

Program Requirements: 81 Credits

Transferable Major Courses: 32 Credits

Validation of previous nursing education, 32 nursing credit hours transferred from ADN program, is based on successful completion of NURS 300  and NURS 320 .

Transferred ADN courses accepted are:

  • NUR 112
  • NUR 113
  • NUR 114
  • NUR 212
  • NUR 213
  • or approved equivalents from an accredited college or university

Total Credit Hours: 120

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