B.S.N. (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)

Overview

Grace College and Bethel College School of Nursing are in the midst of bringing the traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program to the Grace campus.

Currently Bethel offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Program (BSN-C) at the Grace College campus. This program is for Registered Nurses (RN) who desire to advance their nursing education.

The BSN Completion program requires 124 credit hours to complete with flexible transfer of credits from accredited institutions. Up to 36 lower level nursing credits will be transferred from the student's previous undergraduate nursing program. 

Registered nurses may choose a 20 month plan in a convenient one night a week format or an accelerated 12 month option with classes two nights a week. Many of the courses are offered in a hybrid format with both in-person and online class nights.

The BSN Completion program is ACEN accredited, facilitating advancement to graduate programs.

To learn more, see Bethel's program details.

Program Plan for BSN Completion

BSN Completion Brochure

Courses

Examples of courses in this major:

NUR 395 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

This course explores basic research concepts and processes as a basis for nursing practice and quality improvement. Students will critically analyze research to direct evidence-based practice and will promote the dissemination of nursing knowledge to enhance patient/family centered care.

NUR 473 Nursing in the Community

This course emphasizes community-based and population-focused approaches to health promotion. Concepts and theories of contemporary health nursing are applied in a variety of community settings.

NUR 410 Ethics for Nursing Practice

This course explores codes, principles, and ethical theories that influence ethical decision making in professional nursing practice, with special attention to a Christian worldview. The relationship of personal and professional values to ethical decision making is considered, with analysis of the nurse's role in patient/family centered care and collaborative teamwork. Students will be guided to develop a personal ethical decision making model that encourages lifelong integrity and committment to holistic care.

NUR 471 Nursing Leadership and Management

This course focuses on the acquisition and application of leadership qualities and management skills synthesizing previous learning. It emphasizes teamwork and collaboration; knowledge of the health care environment; professionalism; and business skills. Implications of societal trends and health care decision making will be explored.

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